There's certainly a pessimistic way to interpret this story: According to a feature on CBS' "60 Minutes Overtime" with the Robin Hood Foundation's David Saltzman, Bill Clinton asked Led Zeppelin to play at the celebrity-studded 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert, but the band declined. Bill Cli ... More >>
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.
New York City-based rockers The Cringe released their fourth studio album, Hiding In Plain Sight, earlier this week. The Cringe is fronted up by John Cusimano, w ... More >>
Much ink has been spilled on the fact that Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a relative whippersnapperborn in 1970, the Wisconsin representative is 42 years old. Depending on who you're talking to, this makes him part of "generation x," or "the 13th generation," or "that demog ... More >>
Robert Sietsema heads out to the Outer Borough and weighs in on El Mio Cid, a Spanish tapas bar with portions that are way larger than fashionable: "Three to an order, the sardines ($7.50) are some of the biggest fatties you've seen lately, sautéed head-on and sprinkled with fresh parsley."
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Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
January 22, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 4
by Lucian K. Truscott
THE ALBUM OPENS on an almost quiet note. It's Jimmy Page's guitar, fuzz-toned to a near-static level, slow-picked, then chord-picked in an understated treatment of what you j ... More >>
In 2009, we began the weekly Local Top 10, a series we hoped would prove that New Yorkers were far too stubborn to let the record store go. The series ran until last month, when we literally ran out of stores to cover--not the best sign for the future of music retailing in New York City. Befo ... More >>
Tom BeardThe Dennis Cooper-loving, the Band-referencing, NME-approved London duo The Big Pink are presently streaming the entirety of their forthcoming 4AD debut, A Brief History of Love, over at their website. Bandmembers Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell are semi-reformed digital hardcore refug ... More >>
How the fuck did Ryan Cabrera fall all the way to Sullivan Hall? Five years ago, the MTV star was sitting happily in the Billboard top 10, hooking up with Elvis' granddaughter, ripping Ashlee Simpson's facile little heart into pieces. Tonight, he plays an acoustic set at a venue music-business stude ... More >>
Last week's prediction: Still can't believe this is what broke my streak of not seeing the new 90210.
Hmm--oddly appealing compact Black Crowes boogie from four Irish dudes who do their damnest to look like Led Zep in press photos. Not a popular pick in the iTunesiverse: "Like an outdated headba ... More >>