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    November 12, 2014
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    March 7, 2013

    The Men Play a Sold-Out Bowery Ballroom Tonight: Read Fun Facts That Didn't Make Our Cover Story

    Last week's cover boys the Men released their latest album, New Moon, on Tuesday. Tonight, the dudes take the stage of the Bowery Ballroom to a sold-out crowd. And even though we spilled thousands of words in ink about these guys, there's a bit that didn't make the story. Here now, lotsa lotsa handy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Ask Fan Landers Britt Daniel of Spoon: How Do I Get A Big Name Producer For My No Name Band?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    Voice Media Group Award Winner: Remembering Levon Helm

    Recently, Voice Media Group held a competition to help determine the best music writing in the pages and on the blogs of its 14 papers. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition. By Jessie Sykes As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents wan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Introducting the Winners of Voice Media Group's First Annual Music Writing Award

    Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Tiny Empire Looking for Big Impact in Williamsburg

    Nestled between busy Williamsburg restaurants on North 6th Street and Bedford Avenue lies an organic health oasis called Tiny Empire. Walk in and find yourself facing a rainbow assortment of fresh-pressed juices and healthy dessert options of acai bowls and chia seed pudding. Face the counter and ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    More Tapas And Wine: Casa Pomona Opening In September

    Another Spanish tapas and wine restaurant is coming to town. From restaurateur Sid Gupta (Pappardella, Village Pourhouse, Hudson Terrace, Little Town) and Marion Maur (who most recently ran her own restaurant Marion's Country Kitchen for five years in Woodstock), Casa Pomona will be debuting on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    GoogaMooga: The Recap

    There is no denying that Saturday's GoogaMooga was a mess. Lines poured into one another and waits topped over an hour. Beer cards were sold and then couldn't be redeemed. Food and drink ran out. All in all, it was not a good scene. But did you really expect anything different? This was a first run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Levon Helm, R.I.P.

    Levon Helm died yesterday, at 71, from cancer. You didn't have to know him (as I did, faintly, fondly), to know that along with possessing one of the most moving voices and wickedest backbeats American music will ever know, that he had one of the most incredible, most surprising lives imaginable. Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Will Woodstock Criminalize Hydraulic Fracturing?

    From a report earlier today, it looks like Woodstock might try outlawing hydraulic fracturing -- the highly controversial natural gas extraction method that many fear will pollute New York's water supply with carcinogenic chemicals and radiation. The Town Board has decided to consider a proposal t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 1, 2012


    Three days of peace and music in one night

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    BREAKING: Music Festival Attendees Do Drugs

    Megan Morris/FlickrEach one of these tents? FULL OF DRUGS. ​"Officially, Bonnaroo forbids drugs. Unofficially, all kinds of drugs were as easy to find as the ice cream. Marijuana was most prevalent. As at many festivals and rock concerts, the usual laws seem not to apply; transactions that cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Taavo Somer May Do the Hippie Hippie Shake in Williamsburg

    Dine with us.​After months of semi-hushed rumor mongering about Taavo Somer's South Williamsburg outpost of Freeman's, Eater has it that the restaurant, located on South 2nd Street and Wythe Avenue, will be "some kind of hippie place." Whether it will be an Altamont kind of hippie place or Woo ... More >>

  • Film

    December 8, 2010
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    October 7, 2010

    Woodstock Hangover: Ripping Off Rock Festivals

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 30, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 31 Rip-offs and revival By Don Heckman Summer rock festivals. Hippie capitalists. Rip-offs. Exploitation of the "rock community." Not exactly the kind of year anyone expected after the good vibes of Woodstoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Woodstock Hangover: The New York Pop Festival Doesn't Measure Up

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 23, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 30 A study in mistrust By Carman Moore Imagine packing a picnic lunch, taking a few of your friends out to the country, and hiring a few musicians you like a lot to make it all magical (maybe the musicians ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    August 29: Bread Alone Cafe in Boiceville, NY

    ​Bread Alone's mixed nut tart is rarely found at the bakery's stalls in the city, but you can get it from its source in the Catskills. The Bread Alone stand is a fixture in many of the city's greenmarkets, selling fresh and crusty loaves in two dozen varieties. Yes they have hippie breads pav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    August 28: Making Raspberry Jam

    ​The finished jam -- a little more tart than usual -- was the most flavorful you've ever tasted. After successfully canning a dozen quarts of tomatoes, my friend and I couldn't wait to continue. We'd decided to specialize in acid-bearing fruits, since these are easier to can for bacteriologic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Woodstock Hangover: Let's Do It Again!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 4, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 47 Scenes by Howard Smith AS EVERYONE has probably heard by now there is going to be a Woodstock Music and Art Fair Part Two next August. There has to be. Its backers need another one for financial vind ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2010
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    November 25, 2009

    F2K: The 50 Worst Songs of the '00s

    Since this archive page mysteriously disappeared over at its original home, consider this your new bookmark/placeholder/friend on late, lonely nights. Confused? More here. ​It's super-cute to peruse decade-end lists and pretend to be enthusiastic about true artists like Arcade Fire, timeless m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    I Went Down a Rabbit Hole

    ​ Or more accurately, up a rabbit hole. This was at Castlestock 2009, a surreal Woodstock annniversary tribute in and around a Hamptons castle owned by a rich guy named Sir Ivan, who sings, wears a cape, and wants to be terribly famous. So do I--but I settled for some nookie instead, climbing ... More >>

  • Film

    August 25, 2009

    Taking Woodstock Recycles 60's Tropes

    Who knew three days of peace & music would oppress us for 40 years? (Plus: this movie)

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Baby Boomers Are Still Getting High

    ​A new survey says that members of the Woodstock generation are just as stoned out of their skulls as they were 40 years ago! Apparently, the whole rehab phenomenon never really happened--or if it did, it obviously didn't take too well. Furthermore, the growing up process that generally occurs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Ribs and Aging Rock Stars at Virgil's Tonight

    Neato Coolville/flickr​This evening, Virgil's will be holding Ribstock in conjunction with the Heroes of Woodstock concert taking place at the Nokia Theater. The barbecue restaurant is planning to give away about 200 racks to the general public, as well as the chance to see some of the show's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Kinky Hair and Kinkier Sex

    ​That's what you get in the column this week, and it's all free, folks! CLICK HERE and you'll read my interview with Nancy Giles, the funny TV commentator who's doing a play about coming to terms with her Afro. For no extra charge, you'll also be rewarded with:

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2009


    O.G. musicians from Woodstock perform once again

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Woodstock '09 Not Coming to Prospect Park, or Anywhere Else

    ​Hey, thank god, the dream is dead: Woodstock 2009, long threatened to grace Prospect Park, possibly in this very month, will not happen. It's the 40th anniversary of the festival this year, and the 10th anniversary of Woodstock 99, the malevolent cauldron of sexual assault and mud that provid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Week in Review: A Night in a Camper Without a Pillow or Blanket

    In the week some of us returned bedraggled and red-eyed from SXSW and some of us returned bedraggled and red-eyed from all the weed people were blazing at that Morrissey show, we couldn't quite stop listening to that Micachu record. FYI: The Cool Kids will not tolerate you naming your indie-rock ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Woodstock 40th Anniversary To Be in Prospect Park?

    Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang confirmed at SXSW that he'd been scoping out New York City for this year's 40th anniversary celebration, rather than somewhere upstate. The BBC takes this to the logical conclusion and suggests Central Park. But a few weeks ago, little yellow birdie told us someth ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 5, 2008


    With Mavis Staples leading the way

  • Voice Choices

    May 20, 2008


    The Joshua Light Show comes back from the future

  • Music

    May 1, 2007

    Californian Democracy

    Genius mingles with dementia in a crucial seven-disc funk love letter

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Hog Farm's Wayward Bus

    Pilgrims & Profiteers on A Cross-Country Crusade

  • Music

    April 5, 2005

    Ignorants and Know-Alls Keep Out

    Eight inauthenticities hard to resist, even when hard to understand, or impossible to love

  • Music

    May 9, 2000
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    February 15, 2000

    Thirdhand News

    Consumers Complain, Party, Riot, Look for Answers, and Crack Wise

  • Specials

    November 23, 1999
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    November 9, 1999
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    November 2, 1999

    Politics of the Pit

    Where Do We Go Now? The Aftermath of Rapestock

  • Long Island Voice

    August 17, 1999
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    August 10, 1999
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    August 3, 1999

    All the Rage

    The new aggression and its Hidden Meaning

  • News

    July 13, 1999

    Back To Which Garden?

    The Squabbling Spawn of Woodstock

  • News

    June 8, 1999

    Up In The Old Hotel

    What will one elderly Woodstock resident do with the insurance windfall from a Times Square construction accident? Buy a hot plate.

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    March 23, 1999
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    November 17, 1998
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    October 20, 1998
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