Back in September of 2010, noted music journalist (and former editor-in-chief of SPIN and Vibe magazines) Alan Light was among 4,000 people sitting in the Jacob Javitz Center for Yom Kippur services when the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah choir took the stage to conclude the solemn proceedings with ... More >>
Arif Lohar w/ Arooj Aftab
Friday, April 27
Better than: Watching a certain very popular video obsessively.
As another occasionally devotional songwriter once sang: "The band in Heaven plays my favorite song. They play it once again, they play it all night long." Pakistani folk singer ... More >>
Last week John Derbyshire, a now-former writer for National Review, published elsewhere an article that was plainly racist -- by which we mean, its racism was not veiled or masked in the manner that has become common among rightbloggers, but overt; it asserted that black people were less intelligent ... More >>
Ten years ago, audio engineer Mark Johnson boldly decided to part ways with a career that had him recording the likes of Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, and Los Lobos. He decided to chase after a new pipe dream that must have seemed at once both wildly ambitious and thoroughly hare-brained. Spurred into ... More >>
Influential British folk guitarist Bert Jansch, 67, passed away on Wednesday night in London from lung cancer. Having watched Jansch in performance when he opened for Neil Young just over five months ago, it's shocking to say the least: "while Jansch's singing voice at times came out murmured and in ... More >>
Our panel of music experts has proven themselves less-than-expert on any number of legendary subjects--Metallica, The Clash, Boyz II Men, pretty much anything that doesn't have a Lindsey Buckingham guitar solo in it. So we thought we'd test their knowledge about current events. You can't cli ... More >>
"Acoustic Africa" featuring Haibib Koite, Oliver Mtikudzi and Afel Boucoum
BB King Blues Club
Wednesday, April 6
Better than: Buying a plane ticket to Mali.
Western listeners (that's us, if you were wondering) often need comparisons to dig deeper into "world music." If that's w ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
April 27, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 17
Will they snort coke in the White House?
By Maureen Orth
LOS ANGELES, California -- "I kissed Jack Nicholson," shrieked a teenybopper, her bare midriff quivering with excitement. "Warren Beatty hugged ... More >>