A few years ago, Natalie Mering was living in a tent in New Mexico with her boyfriend, harvesting wild herbs that she'd then send overnight to a company that turned them into "pharmaceutical-grade tinctures," as she put it. One day, the two of them went to a lithium hot spring ("lots of lithium gas, ... More >>
New Georges' latest takes over the Irondale Center
Ladyhawke w/Computer Magic Bowery Ballroom Saturday, September 8 Better than: Waiting for the rain to behave. "I'm on a high, and I don't even know why," sings Pip Brown on "Girl Like Me," frayed and afraid. The track, the first from Ladyhawke's second album Anxiety, doesn't pace itself so much as ... More >>
I must have been busy doing homework all through the 1960s because I never heard of Shlomo Carlebach, but it turns out he was one of the biggest Jewish presences on the hit parade. Shlomo was known as the father of popular Jewish music and, once he got a label deal, he earned the tag "the Rock and ... More >>
The red toadstools in the Window of Mulberry, a high-end handbag store, scream "Feed Your Head!" Improbably, two stores on the same block of Bleecker between West 11th and Perry have chosen as their window motif towering red-capped mushrooms. How pretty! But not just any mushrooms.
Kid Cudi is everywhere
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 16, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 33 Son of Son of God? by Cynthia Grenier EN BOQEQ, Israel -- We're 1286 feet below sea level. Total night, with a paring of a new moon and a sprinkle of fiercely bright stars. Suddenly day happens as if ... More >>
Glasser (top) and Zola Jesus, drowning out the crashing of pins. Pics by Puja.Zola Jesus/Deradoorian/Glasser Brooklyn Bowl Friday, October 22 CMJ needs to abolish this whole badge thing. The festival has admirably justified its existence, but we still can't understand the math behind ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 6, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 32 Riffs By Andrew Lycett LONDON -- The Beatles are dead, the Stones are playing bad, repetitive music. In fact, the English music scene has been in a state of unhappy hiatus for the last year or so. Gone a ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 30, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 31 Rip-offs and revival By Don Heckman Summer rock festivals. Hippie capitalists. Rip-offs. Exploitation of the "rock community." Not exactly the kind of year anyone expected after the good vibes of Woodstoc ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 11, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 61 Day of the Angels: Let It Bleed! by Grover Lewis ALTAMONT SPEEDWAY, Alameda County, California -- All across the scalded brown hills looming above this seedy, out-at-the-elbows drag strip located 50 ... More >>
Techno-soul's roughest smooth-talker gets messy on Compass
Carlos wuz robbed
Trip out to the Joshua Light Show
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 9, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 30 East is West -- A Ritual of Energy by Don McNeill Sunday the San Francisco sound came out in New York. Not that the past performances of the Grateful Dead or the Jefferson Airplane have been in any way a ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 13, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 26 Albumin By Richard Goldstein A good album, like those long lasting cold remedies, is filled with tiny time capsules which burst open at their own speed. Cuts that astound at first fade as subtle ballads ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 9, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 21 Notes from Underfoot By Richard Goldstein Where do they all come from department: Backing up the Jefferson Airplane at the Cafe Au Go-Go last week, an incredible group from Toronto called the Paupers ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn's Ribbons have the stripped-down fever-shivers and uneasy fidget of classic post-punk--think Joy Division, Orange Juice, Durutti Column, etc. But these two Cali transplants can also play t ... More >>
Self-hating or just everyone-hating?
The Joshua Light Show comes back from the future
Matt & Kim? Against Me? Patti Smith christens the Music Hall anyway.
Old Frisco punks crashed through foundations, killed Dad
Musical genius and his brain trust bring his legendary lost masterpiece into the present
Turn Up the Volume and Play Me Another Ritual
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