Bruce Springsteen has sold more than 120 million albums over his four-decade-plus career. Although many acts that started in the 1960s or '70s still sell out arenas, most of these musicians (without naming names) have evolved into nostalgia acts. The Boss, however, continues to pump out new music, m ... More >>
Last year may have brought about the global triumph of Mrs. Carter, the facepalm-inducing skeeviness of Robin Thicke and the tongue, cultural appropriation and subsequent redemption of Miley Cyrus, but Pharrell and his hat are the reigning pop juggernauts of 2014. He got Meryl Streep to shimmy at th ... More >>
"Thanks Bob! Thanks for having Bob Fest!" Neil Young enthuses at one point during his set at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert. And though methinks that the October 1992 show at Madison Square Garden paying tribute to the Bard of Hibbing was due more to the planning of Columbia Records than t ... More >>
Stan Douglas updates the 1970s in Luanda–Kinshasa
Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>
We pause now from our usual duties to acknowledge the passing of legendary Village Voice art director George Delmerico, who died of a heart attack at the age of 67 on Sunday, Aug. 11 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Delmerico, born in 1945, was an award-winning, innovative art director here from 1976 until ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
A strong Bonnaroo showing is one thing. A supporting gig with Alabama Shakes is another. But for Matrimony, the latest roots-stomp act to hail from south of the Mason Dixon line, their debut EP and its forthcoming full-length foil out on Columbia Records may be the crowning achievements of their car ... More >>
Saxophone giant Tim Berne is one forward-thinking renegade who started altering the landscape of jazz in the mid-1970s by wielding his horn and, in a show of then-unheard of DIY vision, launched his own record label. A late bloomer, Berne didn't pick up a sax until his very late teens but upon his ... More >>
The hated revenge-porn profiteer says he wants to teach a lesson with his web site. How long before the 26-year-old learns one himself?
The subbasement tapes
Remember the album cutthe track deep on a disc that fans knew best, that only cool radio stations would play? Like so many cherished things from before the iTunes era, it's essentially extinct. My evidence for this bold and seemingly facile statement isn't the steady, well-chronicled disappe ... More >>
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the hard rock band Warrant, was found dead in a California hotel room last night. Lane was Warrant's primary songwriter, penning radio hits like "Heaven," "I Saw Red," and "Cherry Pie"; in his later years, he would leave and get back together with his former ban ... More >>
Down on the upside with rock evangelist
Visiting Dylan-in-NYC landmarks on the 50th anniversary of his arrival here
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 26, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 27 Records: Bobby Dylan By J. R. Goddard A little over a year ago a rather short, peripatetic young man, his beardless, aquiline face crowned by old cap, wandered into Izzy Young's Folklore Center on MacDougal ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 25, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 18 Hi-Fi & Stereo By Thomas W. Dowd High Fidelity, the exact electrical reproduction of sound, began less than 10 years ago as the exacting hobby of a small group of avid audiophiles. Within a few years the ... More >>
Yeasayer at the Mercury Lounge in December (Chris Keating's beard phase); photo by Rebecca Smeyne Yeasayer MGMT Bowery Balloom Wednesday, February 13 When Yeasayer broke last fall, I tried, for a morning, to like them and it just didn’t take. But they struck a chord with lots of folks, and the ... More >>