In her autobiography I Put a Spell on You, Nina Simone recalled the Greenwich Village of the '50s and '60s as a scene where beboppers, folkies, blues devotees and bohemians of all stripes would seek out their music in close proximity. Decades later, Winter Jazzfest takes stock of a new historical mo ... More >>
I must have been busy doing homework all through the 1960s because I never heard of Shlomo Carlebach, but it turns out he was one of the biggest Jewish presences on the hit parade.
Shlomo was known as the father of popular Jewish music and, once he got a label deal, he earned the tag "the Rock and ... More >>
Jacques Brel was a Belgian singer-songwriter whose ambient chansons caught the attention of Sinatra, Ray Charles, and Nina Simone, not to mention theater producers who've long crafted his work into popular revues.
A late-'60s Brel revue grabbed the public and stayed there, his story songs wi ... More >>
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Seldon HuntJulie Christmas is best known as wailing, barking, bloodletting dervish fronting Brooklyn's most emotionally complex metal band, Made Out Of Babies--a performer capable of unpredictable h ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 22, 1962, Vol. VIII, No. 5Notebook for Night OwlsBy J.R. GoddardIt is almost impossible to describe the current show at Art D'Lugoff's Village Gate, Thompson below Bleecker. For rarely is one night club graced with so much great musical ... More >>
Antony and the Johnsons
For Antony and the Johnsons' second sold-out night at the venerated Town Hall, the moment that got the loudest audience laughs was when the broad-bodied and bellow-lunged singer and pianist Antony Hegarty mewled a plea of "hoping you'll page me right ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJune 7, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 33The Gate Swings AgainBy John WilcockWhen Art D'Lugoff, that bearded man-about-the-Village, first opened the Village Gate, he conceived of it as a spot where informality would always reign -- where folk-singers would ... More >>
This week's installment of Hugs and Kisses from Brisbane-based Everett True comes a few days early. Only nine more months until ATP NY [sigh].
Hugs and Kisses
The Down Under Outbursts of Everett True
This week: ATP Australia
ATP Australia is nearly upon us--and man, it's nice to be feeling ... More >>