Daddy Long Legsfrontman for local blues-bashing, clothes horsing around trio of the same namedoesn't want me to tell you his real name. Could it be there's a spurned lady out there trying to track him down? Some traffic tickets piling up? More likely, Mr. Legs (and they are long ones, ... 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 >>
The Park Avenue Armory on Friday night. This year's Park Avenue Armory Tune-In Music Festival was dedicated to honoring composer Philip Glass (who, in turn, turned over a large chunk of it to honoring Allen Ginsberg). Sound of the City attended three of the weekend's five offerings, which clo ... More >>
Philip Glass and Friends Tibet House U.S. Benefit w/Laurie Anderson, Tim Fain, Das Racist, Antony, Lou Reed, Stephin Merritt, and Rahzel
Monday, February 13
Better than: Seeing how most ethnic Tibetans live.
Last night's all-star benefit at Carnegie Hall began with a performance by ... More >>
Photos by Emmanuel Garcia; more below.Patti Smith
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Friday, December 2
Better than: Whatever Met gala I'll never be invited to.
About three-quarters of the way through an impossibly good, set-closing rendition of "Gloria," Patti Smith tried something newand fa ... More >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
Yes, tonight at Housing Works longtime Voice pal Will Hermes assembles hip-hop Godfather DJ Kool Herc, Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye, Laurie Anderson, Salsa legend Larry Harlow, and former Voice music editor Robert Christgau to discuss the city's music scene(s), as they unfolded from 1973 t ... More >>
Better Than: Getting harassed by Lou Reed's manager.
There's many perfectly valid reasons to find Sean Lennon deeply dubious. The main knock on the guy is that he uses the obscene wealth and ridiculous connections to date models, to hang around in feathered fedoras, and to release solo albums per ... More >>
Patti Smith, leading the charge as always. Pic by Tracy Ketcher.21st-Annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert
Starring The Flaming Lips, the Roots, Taj Mahal, Michael Stipe, etc.
Thursday, March 3
Better Than: "Auld Lang Syne"
"Beauty is power -- violence is weak," we are told ... More >>
"I have lived like a king, and I have lived like a bum, and I have lived like a tramp."
Andre Williams, the septuagenarian godfather of r&b porn, spits hard-ass truths. He knows no better, having spent large chunks of his life on the streets, addicted to booze, drugs, and flesh.
The Chicago nat ... More >>
A Benefit for Tuli Kupferberg
St. Ann's Warehouse
Friday, January 22
Nothing crystallizes the identity politics lurking somewhere near the core of pop music quite like benefit and tribute concerts, where donor acts reconstruct the beneficiary in their own image, often to revelatory - or, nearly a ... More >>
CBGB gets most of the press (and T-shirt sales), but don't forget the other cheerfully seedy downtown rock club made famous in our neighborhood: The Continental, still lurking at Third Ave. and St. Mark's Place, nowadays best known as the "5 Shots of Anything for $10" dive bar but boasting a ... More >>
Sky Saxon, bass player, lead singer, and auteur of of the 60s garage band The Seeds, has died in Austin. The Seeds were simple, enthusiastic, and fun, and their revival on Lenny Kaye's Nuggets compilations provided early punk rockers with inspiration and reaffirmation. Though after a few hits wide ... More >>