This summer marked the 15 year anniversary of the greatest song of all time. I KNOW. I couldn't believe it either but 15 years have come and gone since the first time you heard "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas. FIFTEEN. YEARS. CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE THAT!? "Smooth" is a song that has transc ... More >>
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New York's tempo may slow during the hot and sweaty summer, but the pace is only picking up for Jay Stolar. The Brooklyn poly-genre multi-instrumentalist has made a name for himself as a one-man musical enterprise, producing, playing, and songwriting for television and other artists in addition to c ... More >>
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Blink 182. You know them. You love them. And we'll have a lot more about them and their Wednesday show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow and Thursday. But these tickets we're giving away, they were made possible out of the kindness that pours from the hearts of the lovable scamps pictured above ... More >>
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"If you were in Seattle, you would have known 15 years ago what Jeff Angell was capable of," begins Duff McKagan. "You would have seen him in Post Stardom Depression and gone, 'Fuck, he's killer.' You would have thought to yourself, 'He should be the biggest thing in the world; he should be the next ... More >>
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Bob Dylan keeps on truckin'
Though critics may argue 2 Chainz's music is a "lesson in thematic narrowness," the man once referred to as Tity Boi [even by his own parents] makes some strong points to the contrary. Talk with Chainz even when he's fresh off a blunt break and you can't deny the guy's intelligence. A gregarious du ... More >>
Jones Beach drowning hoaxster Raymond Roth has reportedly been found after evading police for nearly a week -- and he's been found at a Long Island psych center, where he's reportedly been committed.Roth has been "missing" since he failed to fake his own death on July 28, when his son, 22-year-old J ... More >>
The son of the Long Island man who failed to fake his own death last month was arrested this morning on charges of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud for allegedly helping his old man in his bogus drowning scam -- which cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars after authorities spent days scour ... More >>
Phish Jones Beach Theater Wednesday, July 4 Better than: Putting the freak flag in permanent cold storage. "Goddard College!" Phish leader Trey Anastasio called out between verses during "Alumni Blues," the band's opening number at Jones Beach on Wednesday night, a rare onstage shout-out to the b ... More >>
Drake w/ J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana Nikon Theater at Jones Beach Saturday, June 16 Better than: That other suburban rap mega-show. Well over halfway through his set, having already given the crowd a festival's worth of openers and played everything but his bigg ... More >>
Drake and friends head to Jones Beach
Ah, the summer, the time of year when one can enjoy a concert in the glorious out of doors. This morning Live Nation announced the full lineups for its two local amphitheatersthe PNC Bank Arts Center in bucolic Holmdel, N.J. and the Jones Beach Theater, out on the South Shore of Nassau County ... More >>
Kiss bass player/reality-TV star/political gadfly Gene Simmons let his legendary tongue loose earlier this week during a press conference announcing his band's summer tour with Mötley Crüe. The two-headed bill, which will be at the PNC Bank Arts Center on September 21 and Jones Beach on September ... More >>
The pop star flips the lap-dance script.
Honda Civic Tour: Blink 182/My Chemical Romance w/Alkaline Trio Nikon At Jones Beach Theater Sunday, August 7 Better than: A five percent chance of rain. On the way to Jones Beach last night, leery of the weather that had cut short the final day of Escape To New York some 70 miles east, I checke ... More >>
Mötley Crüe w/Poison, New York Dolls Nassau Coliseum Wednesday, July 20 Better than: Attending an 18-year high school reunion with a cash bar, albeit one mitigated by the DJ having a music library nearly identical to yours back in the day. An extremely partial list of pop-cultural event ... More >>
Even when it doesn't love us
The country star likes six strings, not G-strings. Plus, summer music picks
Mysteriously, Pablo Perez, a man from Queens, washed up on Jones Beach yesterday. More mysteriously, he was wearing a wetsuit, carrying a gun, and "mumbling that he'd just spent three days adrift on a raft," reports the New York Post. "He didn't look quite right," noted Gary Smith, who ran in ... More >>
Eight murdered women -- four found on Long Island among ten total bodies and four found in Atlantic City years ago -- have all shown up recently in fake Facebook profiles, the Philadelphia Daily News reports today. The creepy and sparse page for Kim Raffo, for example, found in 2006, features ... More >>
Members of the LongIslandErotic.com sex forum were none too pleased last year with Amber Lynn Costello, a woman who advertised herself as a prostitute on Craigslist and has been since found dead among ten other bodies in the Gilgo Beach and Jones Beach area of Long Island. The New York Daily ... More >>
On Saturday, the Times ran an overview of the woes facing this summer's tours, which have seen sales overall suffer despite sellouts for the likes of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Even the Eagles--once an act that could be guaranteed to print money from boomers--have suffered during the dog da ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 21, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 45 The 10th Largest City In the United States by Steve Lerner The Aquarian Exposition at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was fairly outrageous by anybody's standards. Stoned silly most of the time, more ... More >>
There's a lot of anticipation in the New York air right now: John Mayer, unrepentant heartthrob, is coming to town. Marc Hogan's favorite crooner plays Jones Beach tonight; earlier today, he invited all of his Twitter fans to turn their geo-tagging on, so as to better find them mid-tailgate and ha ... More >>
--Yesterday, we reported the existence of a new Weezer track, the punchy "(If You're Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To." Today, Weezer announced the title of their new album, and it's Raditude. Yes, Raditude. Longtime Weez webman Karl Koch writes on the band's site: "'Raditude"??' WHA ... More >>
No Doubt/Paramore Jones Beach Theater Saturday, June 27 "I always thought I'd be a mom" is not the most obvious applause line at a rock concert. But when Gwen Stefani cooed just that in the middle of the conflicted 2000 power ballad "Simple Kind of Life," the thousands of girls-- teens with teens ... More >>
Further evidence that the classic-album tour trend has gone off the rails: the official word that Aerosmith will be performing Toys in the Attic in its entirety at Jones Beach next week and Madison Square Garden in September 14. These dates had been previously announced back in April, but not offici ... More >>
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