Warring activists cause a legendary public radio station to implode
What do you do when you are the Cute Beatle approaching 70? Ageand those decades of inhaling herbis finally catching up to those pipes, yet vanity or stubbornness prevents you from simply clipping on that capo to sing your classics in a lower key. Oh, and your name is Sir Paul and you' ... More >>
Gregory Porter The Blue Note Monday, July 25 Better than: Most hackneyed Amy Winehouse tributes people are going to put together over the next couple of days. The publicist wanted to make it clear that despite a tribute to Amy Winehouse being teased on The Blue Note's website, Gregory Port ... More >>
Blue Note's cover art: Also an inspiration. (Original on the left, homage on the right.)Hip-hop artists have never been shy about sampling songs from the vaults of the Blue Note jazz label, and few have pilfered with as much creativity and gusto as A Tribe Called Quest's one-time de facto lea ... More >>
(Part One is here.) So here we are on the once-unthinkable occasion of Dylan turning 70. When Dylan was starting out, old white men--I mean older than Pete and Woody--were mostly on the wrong side of the Civil Rights movement. Older black men, if they were survivors like Howlin' Wolf or S ... More >>
The Michael Mulgrew victory tour took an embarrassing turn on NY1 last night, when the United Federation of Teachers president gloated throughout an extended interview, overstating a very mixed primary day report card.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives July 15, 1965, Vol. X, No. 39 WBAI: Mastering the Art of Eking Out a Living By Susan Brownmiller They had a marvelous time, those plucky non-conforming radio kids over at WBAI. They suspended regular programming with the evening news, ... More >>
White Williams really means it
Pissed-off community activists face off against sterilization, Bruce Willis
Reinvigorating New Orleans with the Hot 8 Brass Band
No Context by Zach Baron White Williams Mercury Lounge September 5 White Williams, a/k/a the 23-year-old New York-via-Ohio Joe Williams, is a young guy. Press legend has him opening for Black Dice and the Rapture in ’99, which would’ve then made him 15, give or take; eight years later, in a ... More >>
Avant or retro, unplugged or wired, guerrilla musicians defy the neocon millennium
From the Beats to Civil Rights, Lenny Bruce to Warhol's Factory . . .
Left behind due to the school system's failures, third-graders learn they're dumb
Sarah Vaughan and Tony Bennett Fight for the Right
Reissues by the Boxful, Singers by the Cut
Weird Nightmares and Other Forgotten Dreams
'He Deals With Kids' Crises. He Is Rare He Changes Lives.'