The Beatles left Liverpool for Hamburg in August of 1960. By the end of the 39 weeks they played there on four trips from 1960 to December 1962, Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn estimates, the band played about 1,110 hours. On one trip to Germany, the band played 415 hours in 14 weeks.That's a dream ... More >>
Yesterday marked 50 years since the Beatles played The Ed Sullivan Show, an (DUH) historic moment that changed the course of music history forever. Yes, there's been much hullabaloo and hoopla over a half-century of the Fab Four this week, and rightfully so: their music has united generations of li ... More >>
The Beatles are back in New York City! Fifty years ago tomorrow (February 7), four lads from Liverpool, with shaggy brown hair and megawatt charm, arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport, where a swarm of crazed girls greeted them in mass hysteria. "Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Beatles!," which opens tod ... More >>
Those of us who spend a lot of time rifling around old books are always finding unexpected treasures in the pages -- handwritten shopping lists, photographs, candy wrappers, receipts. What about recipes?
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Ah, the summer, the time of year when one can enjoy a concert in the glorious out of doors. This morning Live Nation announced the full lineups for its two local amphitheatersthe PNC Bank Arts Center in bucolic Holmdel, N.J. and the Jones Beach Theater, out on the South Shore of Nassau County ... More >>
Way back in the '60s, there emerged a bizarre musical genre--guys singing about their attraction to underage girls and how wrong it was! In 1967, Neil Diamond belted the suggestive "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon." ("Please come take my hand/Girl, you'll be a woman soon/Soon, you'll need a man ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 5, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 31 The Event wound up as a Love Feast By Don Heckman You could see it was going to be an Event almost immediately from the fact that the first 10 rows or so of Madison Square Garden had more than their usu ... More >>
F2K10 has been a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Relieve the journey here. The future of rock music, right here.Here are some important things to know about Train's "Hey, Soul Sister."
Today is the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death. His senseless murder on December 8th, 1980 was hard to sort out at the time--"the anonymous eating the famous like a cannibal feasting on testicles," as Robert Christgau wrote in these pages--and not much easier to parse now. In memory of ... More >>
In the week we began our countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010, we celebrated by mocking efforts from the Far East Movement, Ringo Starr, Godsmack, Trade Martin, and Lil Wayne. Where will Susan Boyle fall? Tune in next week and suffer more abuse until you find out.
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. Far be it from me to make life harder for the least embarrassing living Beatle... but, wow, someone just double-parked his Yellow Submarine in Creepytown.
TheFABLifeLast December, our F2K series counted down the 50 lousiest songs from the morass of mediocrity that accumulated between 2000 and 2009--and it was no easy task. The 9/11 tie-ins, the mawkish charity singles, the wan covers, Owl City, the continued existence of Nicole Scherzinger ... ... More >>
via kimkardashian.celebuzz.comLast week, Kardashian toyed with viewers of her website: "Hmm ... why would I be getting measured ... Curiosity? Dress fitting? Can you guess?" (Is that a caliper the woman is using to size up her buns?) Yesterday, she posted a photo of a cast of her head. Turns ... More >>
For a band with such a wonderful sense of the moment, and such a savvy instinct for artistic fellow travelers--be they Jay-Z, the Dirty Projectors, or Ringo Starr--the Roots sure do make crushingly boring singles. This one, which goes in over Monsters of Folk's "Dear God"--perhaps the most randoml ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 22, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 36 Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper': The Album as Art Form By Tom Phillips A lot of people seem to have misunderstood the new Beatles album. Richard Goldstein, reviewing "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in las ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 25, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 45 John, Paul, George, Ringo: Cool Duel with the Press By James Kempton A press conference is where photographers jostle for the same shot as the one in the files and the reporters ask questions about th ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives July 22, 1965, Vol. X, No. 40 Washington Sq.: 'Man, That's My Living Room!' By Susan Brownmiller Friday night. The New York University people meet with Park Commissioner Newbold Morris and representatives of the Police Department's Fi ... More >>
Newly Matador-signed emo-noise collective Cold Cave are getting their Fashion's Night Out on tonight at the Rogan Store, where they'll play at 10pm in a line-up that also includes rarely-seen footage shot by Albert Mayles of Little Edie, Sharon Tate, and Ringo Starr. Plus designers, drinks, g ... More >>
In praise of Rodney, Eric, Pat, Keith, Jason, Dierks, and the women they love for loving them
"Transcending is a natural thing; so you have this experience, you're going asleep but you're still awake. Boom! Woah, what was that? You transcend." David Lynch has clearly been an influencer within Hollywood over his 35-year-plus career. But more recently, he's devoted much of this power to cr ... More >>
Rock stars and David Lynch want to save our souls
What about Bob? Nearly everything, in this Dylanologist's cross-reference orgy and bar-bet settler