You may have heard there's a new record coming out by a seventy-something rocker who gave voice to an angry, inarticulate audience decades ago. You know, the guy who sports dark shades and affects a corona of curly hair? Sings anthems in a raspy voice about all the inequities of life? You're right. ... More >>
Commodore Barry Park
Sunday, August 26
Better than: Sitting at home, waiting for Breaking Bad to start.
Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley were some of the original architects of rock and roll. Jimi Hendrix pushed it forward in the late '60s. Then came Prince. And Bad B ... More >>
It's wonderfully tilty, lacquered, and cloudlike.
You want to pretend to be a jet and descend through it to the ground.
It belongs to Miguel Allure from Jerseylicious, whom I met while shooting the new Adam Barta video.
Monday, March 26
Better than: Holding it all in.
Before Fiona Apple took the stage at the Bowery Ballroom last night, Little Richard's "The Girl Can't Help It" pumped out of the speakers, its flirtatiously skipping beat booming throughout the packed room. The tale of a ... More >>
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 >>
Etta James used to tell a story about meeting Billie Holiday in which Holiday told herfatherless wild child to fatherless wild childnot to let the bad men and drugs that were going to come her way destroy her. Something about that brief conversation must've stuck, because despit ... More >>
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
Drop the Lime says hello. Pics by Puja.Trouble & Bass
Wednesday, February 3
Better Than: Any sock hop your school threw when you were a child.
Hotel nightlife is something that we're immensely intrigued with here at SOTC -- it's something that we aim to love but often approach wit ... 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 >>
Noted Björk collaborators the Dirty Projectors join 2008 Pazz & Jop winners TV on the Radio in Central Park Friday night to benefit this year's free Central Park SummerStage slate.
Beware of projectile vomiting at Webster Hall; Chromeo's Dave 1 is DJing tonight.
Trumpet virtuoso Ralph Ale ... More >>