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What was supposed to be a simple inauguration for President Obama's second term is turning into the concert of the year. Kelly Clarkson will do "Breakaway." Usher's crooning "Something Special." Katy Perry will belt "Firework" one more time. John Legend is set to perform "Ordinary People."
The good people of North Carolina just voted against same-sex marriage, leading me to think they're a bunch of heathen cretins with no taste or style. But a glance at Wikipedia proves they have a rich and vital culture. They've birthed a lot of big jazz musicians plus James Taylor. Also, North Ca ... More >>
Ah, the summer, the time of year when one can enjoy a concert in the glorious out of doors. This morning Live Nation announced the full lineups for its two local amphitheatersthe PNC Bank Arts Center in bucolic Holmdel, N.J. and the Jones Beach Theater, out on the South Shore of Nassau County ... More >>
Taylor Swift w/ NeedToBreathe, Danny Gokey Madison Square Garden Tuesday, November 22 Better than: Singing along alone in the office. Taylor Swift closed her Fearless tour before a sold-out football stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where she performed her encore under artificial rain and gave Ju ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 30, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 48 Scenes by Howard Smith and Tracy Young THROUGH THE YEARS Mick Jagger has sung a lot of nasties about women. Just some of the titles, like "Stupid Girl" and "Under My Thumb," have been enough to rais ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 17 Will they snort coke in the White House? By Maureen Orth LOS ANGELES, California -- "I kissed Jack Nicholson," shrieked a teenybopper, her bare midriff quivering with excitement. "Warren Beatty hugged ... More >>
Let's all do our best to keep this from happeningSo another enjoyable terrible Super Bowl Halftime Show is in the books, and as we wash "I Gotta Feeling" out of our eyes and ears for the thousandth time, the question becomes: Who will grace the stage in 2012? How old will their most famous al ... More >>
Todd Snider Joe's Pub Wednesday, February 4 Better Than: Any stand-up comedian you could've seen tonight Todd Snider never says "I wrote this song"; it's always "I made this up." Crucial distinction. He takes his craft too seriously to use so formal a word as "write" to describe the genesis ... More >>
Its Robert Moses: the Musical
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 18, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 11 Sweet Brother James By Don Heckman The prospect of James Taylor at Madison Square Garden didn't strike me as one of the most enlightened ideas of recent memory. Not, of course, that there was any questi ... More >>
The Carole King - James Taylor concert tour hit DC last night, and among those crooning along at the Verizon Center to that syrupy boomer anthem, "You've Got a Friend," were a herd of lobbyists and Congress members who chose the occasion to practice the Beltway version of true friendship: A p ... More >>
The adventurous Murray Hill resident takes his toys very seriously
Despite myriad concessions to modishness and a Twitter feed, it was a Steely Dan sort of year at the Grammys as Robert Plant and Alison Krause's Raising Sand won five awards including Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year ("Please Read the Letter"), and awards in the Country and Contemporary Folk ... More >>
The much-covered saga of the young woman who couldn't pay her taxi fare and was forced to give up her iPod instead has, after hopping the traffic divider and making a U-turn, rolled slowly to a halt. First, folksinger James Taylor, upon learning that his songs were among the treasures lost with Nata ... More >>
Gossip Girl author grows up
Its never been easier to start your own (fake) musical project.
New Weird American beards and buskers revive their freaky forefathers and an iconic earth mother
Slow jam superproducer returns to AC with vintage but divaless set
Uncle Dave's daily music enjoyment program
Stars descend on a dying town in hopes that Cleveland rocks the vote
Where the fuck is for example the Z100, gangsta-rock, and Merina-Senegalese fusion?
Lucifer expands fractured fairy tale, sits alone at his piano
Emo-Folk for the Millions: A Man, a Plan, a Canal, Panama
RA Knocks Boots (Over), Spills Secrets, Seed
The Cream of Cabaret Month