It's true: fuzzy pop trio Earthquake Party! doesn't have the flashiest origin story. Yes, they are yet another one of those bands that started in a living room as an excuse to dick around and have fun. Yes, for the past three years, they've been hopping from basement show to local venue to basement ... More >>
Booker T. Jones is in a cab from the airport heading into Brooklyn, where he'll perform a free show tonight under the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn festival. In tandem with his band, Booker T. & The M.G.s, the multi-instrumentalist laid down the grooves behind some of the '60s mo ... More >>
Every year, when I get involved in Grammy debates with my cooler friends, I tell them the problem with the awards isn't that they reward mass-appeal schlock. If the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is doing its job right, it should be rewarding popular, undeniable, and somewhat unhip ... 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 >>
courtesy DJ SpinnaSpinna, as a little boy holding the Jackson 5 LP Get it Together
Michael Jackson would've turned 52 this Sunday. Undoubtedly many parties shall be thrown around the globe in his honor, but MJ's spirit will most likely be floating over Prospect Park for Spike Lee's second annual Br ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Vince Aletti on Jackson's Thriller in 1982.
E.T as Mr. Entertainment
'Michael Jackson: intense fame, dreams of flying, and a paranoid undertow'
By Vince Aletti
Dec. 14, 1982
Michael Jackson, who has been "touring, singing, dancing" ... More >>
Rumors had been filtering in for nearly two months of a red van parked inside a roofless garage just off Quincy and Bedford in Bed-Stuy, a van that made and vended barbecued meats. I ignored the rumors for a long time, because frankly how could it be that good -- I mean Hill Country or Fet ... More >>