Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile By Robert Greenfield Da Capo Press, 196 pp. $25.99. Like estranged lovers who can't quite quilt each other, music journalist Robert Greenfield and the Rolling Stones have kept coming back together through the decades...at least ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Are you a musician? Is your band having issues? Our new advice columnist, who we're going to call Fan Landers (a.k.a. Jessica Hopper), is ready to give you Real Talk about any problems your musical outfit might be havingwhether professional, practical, or sartorial. Send your problems to sotc ... More >>
A Scandinavian spin on Americana
You'd expect a band with a name as un-Googleable and as blankly resigned as The Men to be a little stand-offish, if not just completely jaded. After all, the Brooklyn-based four-piece have been at it for roughly five years, only one of which found them getting some recognition outside of New York. T ... More >>
Heaven is a Brooklyn dream syndicate planted firmly between the 1985 crossroads of Paisley Underground shamble and noisepop blast. These three New York veterans have no shortage of experience with things that swirl and gaze and lilt along hazily: Their collective résumés boast time in atmos ... More >>
Michael Becker / FOXJames Durbin makes the piano catch fire for no reason This week is Elton John week on American Idol, and it's the same week Elton John is hosting and playing musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Why so much Elton John all of a goddamned sudden? Did God hear "Rocket Man" on his ... More >>
A lovefest, in a totally non-physical way. Pics by Georgia, more below.Evan Dando & Juliana Hatfield Mercury Lounge Thursday, September 30 Better Than: A perfect reunion show without drama. It shouldn't come as much of a shock that last night's Juliana & Evan show at Mercury Lounge, the sec ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 1, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 29 Obvious Believers by Robert Christgau I think people are missing the point of "Nashville Skyline," which is as it should be, since they were probably supposed to. The beauty of the album is that it is tota ... More >>
Getting blissed out and too damn canny on I Am What I Am
Tips on how to expand its reach—or blow it up entirely
Light up your bong and prepare for some invaluable rock-stars-on-drugs honors, courtesy of a new book called Everybody Must Get Stoned by R. U. Sirius: The top rock star (of all time) on speed is Lou Reed. Says the book, "He went nuts on methamphetamine during the 1970s."
Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run intermittently here at Sound of the City. The Explorers Club plays the Mercury Lounge, February 5 and the following night at Maxwell's in Hoboken. photos by ... More >>
Another week, another episode of Hugs and Kisses from Mr. Everett True, author of Nirvana: The Biography (da Capo Press)—one more fucking book about one of the most overrated bands of the Nineties. We once let him survey the contents of his desk. Two weeks in a row. Now he's moved onto his couch. ... More >>
Straight country grandeur, vintage even at the time
In Florida, not Poland Lemonheads Warsaw July 19th, 2007 By David Marchese The first sounds squeezed from the Lemonheads last night were enough to make a fan's heart sink. The drums rumbled, the bass burbled, and a rail thin Evan Dando, his lank, stringy blond hair leaking out from under a hardha ... More >>
Conor Oberst supplies aging middlebrows with tote bag, Postal Service tykes with a mess
Southern Rock's Undying Appeal