For the past few weeks we've been locked in the basement at Yankee Stadium, subsisting on nothing but Bergen Bagels, listening to the best songs about New York City through headphones endorsed by Lou Reed. Our mission: to come up with a list of the 40 best songs ever written about our city, songs th ... More >>
[The following article, written by Tom Smucker, ran in The Village Voice on October 16, 1976.] See also: Legendary Texas Punk Tim Kerr's Tribute to Folk Hero Pete Seeger
Oh, don't be such a cynic
by Kathy Iandoli Amy Winehouse (Lioness: Hidden Treasures listening session) Quad Recording Studios Wednesday, November 16 Better than: Thinking Back to Black was Amy's final opus. Amy Winehouse's career was punctuated with demons that detracted from her music, while simultaneously contri ... More >>
"Welcome to a movie about Meat Loaf and Gary Busey," said MC Denis Leary at last night's Tribeca Film Festival opening gala. Before the huge outdoor crowd started suicidally leaping into the water, he corrected, "Kidding. It's about Elton John and Leon Russell." Whew. We were indeed there ... More >>
Tonight the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off with a free outdoor screening of Cameron Crowe's Elton John/Leon Russell documentary The Union at the North Cove at the World Financial Center, and the movie will be followed by a live performance by the Rocket Man himself. The screening starts at 8 ... More >>
The 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Monday, March 14 Better Than: Whatever was happening at Death by Audio tonight that Bruce Springsteen didn't show up to, for whatever reason. First off, let's tell you what you want to hear: Tom Waits stole the show ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 5, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 31 The Event wound up as a Love Feast By Don Heckman You could see it was going to be an Event almost immediately from the fact that the first 10 rows or so of Madison Square Garden had more than their usu ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 26, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 48 Who is Elton John? By Don Heckman Look at it this way. If you could put Mick Jagger's viscera into Reg Dwight's body, give it the pianistic prowess of Jerry Lee Lewis and the voice of Jose Feliciano, ... More >>
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