When Autumn Stoscheck received her cidery license in 2002, she was just 21 years old -- and the State Liquor Authority told her she was the youngest person in New York State to hold a license. So, unlike many of the producers now jumping into the game, this is the only career she's ever known.
Lower Manhattan busts a move
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Celebrate the Seegers
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
It's true, that old adage about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions. Sometimes, there's a seed of a great idea, one that involves a number of powerful celebrities with household names combining the behemoths of their popularity for a noble cause. It blossoms, budding with it an awarene ... More >>
This morning the world woke up to sad news. Pete Seeger, folk singer and hero of the working class, has died. He was 94. If you don't know it already, everyone ought to learn today about how Pete Seeger was dragged before the House Un-American Activities Committee and refused to testify but offered ... 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
[This article, written by Pete Seeger, first ran in our paper onJuly 1, 1971] See also: If Every Concert Were A Benefit, Pete Seeger Would Be Frank Sinatra
Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
On the other town
"Band seeking 1000 guitar players. Other instruments also welcome. Influences include Woody Guthrie, Tom Morello, Willie Nile, and Sergio Ortega." Occupy Wall Street is raising a "Guitarmy." For months, activists have been preparing for May Day, laying plans for teach-ins, bank blockades, marches ... More >>
As March comes to a close, so does our month-ish-long battle royale between 64 New York musicians, all of whom were put in the mix to decide which one best embodied the spirit of the city. Each of the divisionsUptown, Queens, Downtown, and Brooklynhas now crowned a winner, and for our ... More >>
Disheveled musicians unite! After zipping by The Rapture in the opening round with his unkempt folksy style, Pete Seeger now faces Staten Island's original grimy, dirt-sodden rap troupe, who themselves dispatched Rammellzee to get to this stage of the showdown. With both artists embracing a stubborn ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianfinishes this weekend, with the Round of 32 kicking off Monday. (The schedule and results so far are here; the fu ... More >>
Today Amnesty International releases Chimes Of Freedom, a really, really huge compilation of bob Dylan covers by artists both canonized and obscure. Trying to analyze such a huge undertaking can only be done in one way: Mathematically. Amount of music in this collection: 73 songs on four CD ... More >>
Tim Robbins is used to the spotlight. He won an Oscar for his role in Mystic River, directed the acclaimed Dead Man Walking, and is the kind of actor who makes The Shawshank Redemption, The Player, or the light-hearted Bill Durham worth rewatching. And who could forget his role as Bob Robert ... More >>
New York-based songwriter Stephan Said has played in punk bands, toured in Ween, worked as a migrant worker and befriended and worked with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger and Patti Smith. The Iraqi-American musician is a longtime grassroots organizer; he had a hand in the 1999 WTO d ... More >>
He wants to roar as attorney general
Here's to Art D'Lugoff, the great Village music impresario, the round and bearded political and artistic enthusiast, whose eclectic tastes educated more than one generation, and who died yesterday at 85. Much too young. A friend, Thomas Vitullo-Martin, said D'Lugoff had been in good health, ... More >>
Dylan, Donovan, Travers--all you need to know, really.Mary Travers, the lovely (a face and figure every bit as adorable as Tuesday Weld, said one of our more august colleagues) and committed Peter, Paul and Mary linchpin who died in September--from complications related to leukemia--will be r ... More >>
The politically correct response among fans of bona-fide folk music to the astonishing success of Peter, Paul and Mary in the mid-1960's was to dismiss their glossy covers of "Blowin' In the Wind," and "If I Had a Hammer," as the fatal commercialization of a genuine American art form. On the othe ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 14, 1965, Vol. X, No. 13Blowin' in the Wind: A Folk-Music RevoltBy Jack NewfieldOn the frontier of every art form guerilla bands of prophets and crackpots are nourishing the orthodoxies and fashions of tomorrow.A decade ago the frontie ... More >>
--Sufjan Stevens has announced an intimate fall tour. In what Asthmatic Kitty Records are calling an "east-of-Lake-Minnetonka tour," the run focuses on eastern states, kicking off September 21st at Philly's 250-capacity Johnny Brenda's. Stevens wraps the tour with four New York dates: October ... More >>
In the week that we thought maybe we had swine flu, ran frightened from our offices, wandered the East Village for hours looking for wireless or a good doctor, and eventually received an email with the subject line "It's NOT Swine Flu," we sheepishly came back to our desks, only to find an army of c ... More >>
Pete Seeger only turns 90 once, so why not have a big party? True to the folk singer's activist legacy, this packed Madison Square Garden celebration was a fundraiser for the Clearwater sloop and sailboat-centered foundation that Seeger built in 1969 to raise awareness about a then-near-dead Hudso ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 18, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 26 Footnotes to 'Hootenanny' By Nat Hentoff Singers Tom Paxton and Barbara Dane and the Greenbriar Boys (a bluegrass unit) have turned down appearances on ABC's "Hootenanny" series for the same reason that Joa ... More >>
A progressive hero celebrates the 9-0 with a few friends
Odetta Memorial Service Riverside Memorial Church Tuesday, February 24 "Odetta all by herself was a stimulus package," declared Reverend James Forbes, senior minister emeritus of the gorgeous, cavernous Riverside Memorial Church, at about the four-hour mark of the gala tribute to the titanic fol ... More >>
On the national mall with the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School from Bushwick. Pete Seeger just sang "This Land is Your Land," and the principal, Nate Nudley, is helping a kid get warmed up. One student, a senior this year, just said: "I wanna be the first gay Hispanic president!" Another senio ... More >>
A hefty collection of articles and photos plumps up the legacy of the blues great
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 10, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 42 The Bell Tolled...For Hiroshima By Peter Gessner While Major Titov was circling the globe last Sunday, nucleii of folk-singers, students and Sunday visitors gathered in Washington Square to arouse enthusiasm ... More >>
Moses preaches. Pic by Rob Trucks. Steve Earle Judson Memorial Church Monday, September 22 I derive great comfort from Steve Earle's well-worn onstage jokes about his myriad ex-wives. Let's not pretend not to have this conversation. Me: "So how many are there, anyway?" The Photographer: "Well, th ... More >>
Way back in the 1950s, Debbie Reynolds emerged as a bright-eyed, efficient singer/actress as well as a fabulous professional victim. (Liz Taylor stole her husband, Eddie Fisher, away in a whirl of whoriness, and Debbie truly worked it, though now both she and Liz are united in deep hatred for Eddie. ... More >>
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