Jam. Band. Apart, these two words are innocuous. Put them together, though, and for whatever reason they become instantly polarizing. Whenever the subject of jam bands comes up, it seems to send some people into a frenzy of dogmatic snideness. So why the stigma? Well, to answer that, we've probably ... More >>
courtesy of Violet TimesOne of Electric Eel John Morton's surfing skeletons. Foggy Notion Art Show Opening: art by Neil Michael Hagerty, Hamish Kilgour, Timmy Vulgar, John Morton, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Oblivia, and Peggy Snow; live performances from Sightings and Garbage River Live With Animals ... More >>
Joey Ramone would have been 60 years old on May 19. This week, in celebration of the birthday of the Queens-born gone-too-soon punk legend, Sound of the City will run a series of features on his life and his legacy. Bruce Frankel/courtesy Allan Arkush Allan Arkush has executive produced a bu ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 1, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 26 Fillmore, Summer of '71: Graduation Day By Don Heckman So it turned out to be with a whimper, after all. Expecting fireworks at the Absolutely Last Final Fillmore East performance on Sunday night, we expe ... More >>
We slalom the menu with Dr. John
So, horror of horrors, this happened. The vile interbreeding of clothing species, mixed with the mad-ad-genius of one Jersey Shore-ist, has resulted in the abdominal-revealing Situation T-shirt. Your eyes may never be the same. And, yes, those are Photoshopped flames. But to our great surpris ... More >>
Summer concert season means jamming to the familiar hiss of 'hippie crack'
O.G. musicians from Woodstock perform once again
Tom Wolfe reflects on Ken Kesey's hippie trip
Bob Dylan Prospect Park Bandshell August 12th There was definitely something sparkling around Bob Dylan's neck when he took the stage at Prospect Park's Bandshell. It might've just been his ascot, but it was hard to tell. The lights were low, and Dylan's wide-brimmed hat shaded his face, but his sa ... More >>
Blow Your Mind at BAM
As the memoir boom winds down, authors are training their sights on sis and bro.
Oakley Hall's reverent, raucous country leaves bandmates and severed digits in its wake
From the copy desk to Byzantium, downtown offerings help us sweat the dog days
Motley Crüe's Vince Neil, well-respected winemaker?!?
Where the fuck is for example the Z100, gangsta-rock, and Merina-Senegalese fusion?
Another booze-filled day in the Coney sun, with indie rockers galore
Major tie-up on the one-way street from jazz to jam
Are the Fab Five a Breakthrough or a Stereotype?
No Blood for Oil, and Other Fashion Statements
Hippie-Hating Misanthrope Rests in Peace With His Past
Hippies, Jazzbos, and Beat Junkies Build One Nation Under a Mutant Groove
Bluegrass Pizza: Like Those Hippies Out in Colorado Do