Like it or not, Pharell Williams' "Happy" is likely to be the top-selling single of 2014. And yes, its buoyant '60s soul vibe and simple, positive message is modern pop perfection. But scanning the rest of this year's biggest hits, one is struck by a consistent theme: All of these songs are distinct ... More >>
We've still got a couple of months before it's time to avoid Times Square like the plague while ringing in 2014, and yet we've already had a year's worth of memorable musical moments (and then some). Ensemble tributes, controversial hip-hop sets that came up in conversations for weeks afterwards, ex ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Three days of peace and music in one night
Who says you can’t go back in time?
Cold War films of desperate abandon
Shop till you drop? No, you wont drop. Its all right here.
Stucco-covered Julius' may be the city's very first gaystropub. Why is the weather always hot as hell during Pride Weekend? Your best refuge -- before, during, or after the march -- is in a well-air-conditioned restaurant for a meal or snack (with a frozen cocktail or two, if you prefer). ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 5, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 27 How come you're not on the list? by Phil Tracy No revelation to come out of the Watergate hearings so far has had such damaging results as the publication of the White House "enemies" list. It strikes t ... More >>
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City, we're rolling out a host of essays, videos, old Voice clips, and assorted fanfare. Here, professor, author, and critic David Yaffe explains why 1961 was the year Dylan could never forget, and never duplicate. A simpler time ... More >>
Good advice. Pics by Phil Freeman, more below.Ozzy Osbourne/Rob Halford Madison Square Garden Wednesday, December 1 Better than: Any other Ozzy performance of the 2000s. Ozzy Osbourne is turning 62 on Friday. That makes him older than his new guitarist (the shredtastic Gus G. of Greek power ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 17, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 27 TV by Stephanie Harrington CBS's cancellation of the Smothers Brothers show raises an interesting question of responsibility. In the first place, one is led to assume that it was a case of firing witho ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 5, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 8 Scenes by Howard Smith WITH A LITTLE HELP from my readers, I've been compiling a legal list of herbs that improve a high. The latest additions -- Kava kava, Rat Root, and Rue -- get you there all by th ... More >>
This latest from the cottage industry of Cohen-in-concert memorabilia
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 22, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 10 Pop Bag By Richard Goldstein This is going to be a cop-out column of short ends and gristle. I hope you find it digestible: Judy Collins' transition from Joan Baez's kid sister to Barbra Streisand ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 7, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 38 Joan Baez, Untrained Voice of Confidence By James Kempton She never stumbles She's got no place to fall --Dylan, "She Belongs to Me" It seems uncharitable to permit Bob Dylan the opening statement on Jo ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 23, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 36 Scenes By Howard Smith One of the primary satisfactions of using drugs is the element of ritual -- rolling, tying up, snorting. All contain sexual sublimations that could, and maybe do, make a religion. ... More >>
Here's to Art D'Lugoff, the great Village music impresario, the round and bearded political and artistic enthusiast, whose eclectic tastes educated more than one generation, and who died yesterday at 85. Much too young. A friend, Thomas Vitullo-Martin, said D'Lugoff had been in good health, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 14, 1965, Vol. X, No. 13Blowin' in the Wind: A Folk-Music RevoltBy Jack NewfieldOn the frontier of every art form guerilla bands of prophets and crackpots are nourishing the orthodoxies and fashions of tomorrow.A decade ago the frontie ... More >>
Photo by Brennan Cavanaugh We caught up with Reverend Billy, the Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York we interviewed in April, and asked how the campaign was going. We're in the third act of this drama. The opening act was orientation -- the whole world of politics, a steep learning cur ... More >>
Damon Albarn lends this "blind couple from Mali" a dash of Britpop
Pete Seeger only turns 90 once, so why not have a big party? True to the folk singer's activist legacy, this packed Madison Square Garden celebration was a fundraiser for the Clearwater sloop and sailboat-centered foundation that Seeger built in 1969 to raise awareness about a then-near-dead Hudso ... More >>
A progressive hero celebrates the 9-0 with a few friends
Bluegrass jams take hold in Manhattan, amateur pickers both invited and encouraged
Big Bush speech creates campaign atmosphere in D.C.
A mature woman revisits the music her young self loved, creating a rich solo dance journey
As days grow short, dancers from around the planet visit our city to share their visions
Country-blues revivalists wail against wars for Phish-heads
A great tradition strives to keep itself young by discovering its inner Melissa Manchester
Wear Your Lucinda Like Heaven
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