By 1975, many acts had walked through the doors of Don Davis's Groovesville Productions offices in Detroit. None of them were quite like this, a band of three related-by-blood African-American brothers who played louder, faster, and weirder than anything anyone in the city that gave birth to Motown ... More >>
Paul McCartney Barclays Center 6/10/13 Better Than: YEEZUS. Also bigger than Yeezus. (See what I did there?) In high school, a friend of mine met Paul McCartney. She worked at an amphitheater near where we lived and went to school and Paul had passed through on one of his seemingly never-ending t ... More >>
Here's a hard truth that needs to be told and heard and understood: OutKast aren't getting back together. They just aren't. Stankonia, their last proper release as a bonafide duo, was 13 years ago. Andre is going to be Jimi Hendrix. Big Boi is making music with Phantogram and Wavves. They've moved o ... More >>
Sometimes cultural icons are known for their contributions to a culture, but the individual behind the talent gets lost in the sauce. Having designed a lot of rap groups' early logos, Eric Haze is one of these individuals whose work you see daily, but whose face and name you may not be familiar wit ... More >>
The Women's Music Summit is a two-day conference at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian where accomplished players like Marnie Stern, Melissa Auf Der Maur, and Meshell Ndgeocello will lead master classes, jam sessions, roundtables, and opportunities to connect, and it's scheduled to take place on Aug ... More >>
Sound of the City's search for the quintessential New York City musician enters Round Two this week, with battles in the Round of 32 daily. Keep up with all the action here. Last time around Patti Smith showed John Zorn who has the power, and Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground got all "Venus In ... More >>
In this week's Voice, we profiled the Rapture, recently re-signed to DFA Records. Luke Jenner, Vito Roccoforte, and Gabriel Andruzzi are voluble guys, so there was plenty of material that we couldn't fit into the story. Here are a few pieces from our interviews that touch on the band's early ... 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 >>
Sometimes we are a little bit hard on our favorite newspaper, the New York Times, because it is a little bit for old people, sometimes stodgy or sexless or scared to say words like "shit." It is fun -- and necessary! -- to tease them, we think. But also! It is the best and sometimes someone t ... More >>
The crossover-minded pianist's decade-long evolutionary plan continues with Ten
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 2, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 29 The Groovy Revolution: Fold, Spindle, Mutilate by Richard Goldstein FOLD You could tell something more than springtime was brewing at Columbia by the crowds around the local Chock Full, jumping and gestu ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 22, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 19 Scenes by Howard Smith NEW YORK's golden ears came out ringing from the Saturday evening performances of Janis Joplin at the Anderson Theatre on Second Avenue. The two shows were the East Coast prem ... 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 >>
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 >>
Celebrating 25 years of his trailblazing rap-video show
Love that cape, Batman!
Evicted or with no medical insurance, musicians playing their last chorus are saved by the Jazz Foundation
Elettaria puts chefs onstage, plays with convention, and comes out ahead
Using YouTube to beat back critical malaise and bullshit race-baiting arguments
Professor, blogger, DJ, curator, and music zealot Oliver Wang reveals even more Soul Sides
Is a guy from Minnesota the new king of New York street art?
Patti Smith revives Horses on stage and disc to honor its 30th anniversary
Remembering the man who turned a flamboyant life into art
Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa sure are tough-mindedand also Indian Americans
The revolution of 1969 never came, but the 'Free America' series has now been reissued
No, you shouldn't call Prince's new album a comeback, but musicology will do just fine
Dave's Butcher shop-sneaker store; the lush life in Herald Square
How many queens does it take to fill Radio City Music Hall?
The Improvisational Rock Scene Isn't Just for Hippies Anymore
James Miller Tries to Control What He No Longer Loves
In a 24-Hour mountain bike race, life begins at 4 a.m.
Dusty Springfield, 19391999