By Daniel Kohn
For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded wo ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in this planet's many happenings, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. To break down the chaos, a few of Village ... More >>
What do you do when you are the Cute Beatle approaching 70? Ageand those decades of inhaling herbis finally catching up to those pipes, yet vanity or stubbornness prevents you from simply clipping on that capo to sing your classics in a lower key. Oh, and your name is Sir Paul and you' ... More >>
53. Phil Collins, "Another Day in Paradise" 
52. The 5th Dimension, "Up, Up and Away" 
51. Olivia Newton-John, "I Honestly Love You" 
50. Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On" 
49. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, "A Taste of Honey" 
48. Bobby McFerrin, "Don't ... More >>
(le) poisson rouge
Tuesday, October 4
Better than: Practicing Universal Interconnectivity.
"As you might have noticed already, I'm OK with stupid."
Jon Brionthe Grammy nominated film score composer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalisthad just teased the crow ... More >>
Boubacar Traore w/Zongo Junction
The Bell House
Tuesday, September 27
Better than: Eric Clapton's probably inevitable African blues record.
Sly Stone offers one possible method for dealing with celebrity: get famous, sell your royalties and squander your money, drop out of sig ... More >>
In recent years, people holding the vice-presidential seat have had complicated, if not vaguely hostile, relationships with pop music. Before Al Gore became Bill Clinton's veep in 1992, his wife Tipper founded the PMRC. In 2002, six years before taking his seat to the back-left of Barack Obam ... More >>
Clownsurfing is a real thing. Pics by Rebecca, more below.The Rock and Roll Circus, a two-night spectacle at Lincoln Center that started Monday, was billed as a homage to the Rolling Stones' 1968 event by the same name, a multi-ring extravaganza scattering big-top attractions among sets in th ... More >>
Another time at MSG
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Madison Square Garden
July 28, 2010
Tom Petty looks like an anorexic monkey, and his voice is so nasal it makes Bob Dylan sound like a death-metal grunter. But he's a hell of a songwriter, and the Heartbreakers are one of the two or thre ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
October 5, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 51
Cream: They Play Blues, Not Superstar
By Richard Goldstein
It's Saturday night at the Village Theatre, New York's sad-eyed answer to the Fillmore-Avalon scene. Under the marquee, Slavs gape and Ratner' ... More >>
Today, Yoko Ono is busy assembling the year's most disparate backing group. After yesterday's "dress rehearsal," her reincarnated Plastic Ono Band will be performing at BAM, with guests ranging from Eric Clapton to Sean Lennon to ... the Scissor Sisters? Also included in the lineup are Mark R ... More >>
Last September's Between My Head and the Sky was Yoko Ono's first record as Plastic Ono Band since 1973's Feeling the Space. John Lennon produced the first; his son Sean handled the second, and now comes word that the Plastic Ono Band will once again perform as well. So far, it's just two dat ... More >>
Ooooh plus "Iron Man"
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration
Madison Square Garden
Friday, October 30
"When we were down, rock 'n' roll lifted us up," says Tom Hanks in his introductory remarks for the final night of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's benefit-concert extravaganza ... More >>
The poetry of Gil Scott-Heron spoke for the wretched of the earth-- his concocted third-world revolution was fearsome enough to stand in for the real thing. Since denying the addictive properties of cocaine in 2001, the spoken-word artist has been in and out of prison on drug-related charges, resu ... More >>