Alarm Will Sound
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Sunday, July 15
Better than: Two hours' silence.
John Cage's Song Books looms large in the legend of Alarm Will Sound, which coalesced at the Eastman School of Music in 2000 following a student performance of the 1970 musical-theater tour de fo ... More >>
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Levon Helm. With Marco Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz, Scott Metzger, and Joe Russo (a/k/a Bustle in Your Hedgerow) and many others.
Monday, June 4
Better than: Nothingness.
One of my favorite conversations with th ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Tuesday, April 3
Better than: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in any of the 49 other states.
At 11:06 p.m., seated in the press box at the Izod Center, it's hard not to like Bruce Springsteen. His last three songs have been, in order, "Ou ... More >>
Clocking in at a scrappy 20 minutes, Show Ponythe 2010 self-released debut LP from Brooklyn's Boom Chickbrings the hangdog harangue ruckus, a snarling, hair-raising blur of raw rock primitivism and full-tilt blues grooves. The songs, from the ephedrine-juiced surf-snarl of "Nail ... More >>
Tinariwen w/Sophie Hunger
Saturday, November 19
Better than: Contemplating Gaddafi's other legacies.
When Tinariwen leader Ibrahim Ag Alhabib comes out after a few songs sung by bandmate Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni, he shatters any notions of an international cool barrier. Maybe it's ... More >>
by Laura Leebove
Anaïs Mitchell and the Hadestown Orchestra
(le) poisson rouge
Sunday, November 20
Better than: Watching Occupy Wall Street protesters on TV.
Anaïs Mitchell's show on Sunday night began on a crowded stage at (le) poisson rouge and ended in a singalong-propelled march to nearby W ... 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 >>
Who knew Ice-T was a role model? Ice Loves Coco, E!'s new reality show about the rapper/actor and his model/fashion designer wife, makes them look like such a perfect couple that you almost expect them to turn into anime characters and see little cartoon hearts popping above their heads as t ... More >>
(Part One is here.)
So here we are on the once-unthinkable occasion of Dylan turning 70.
When Dylan was starting out, old white men--I mean older than Pete and Woody--were mostly on the wrong side of the Civil Rights movement. Older black men, if they were survivors like Howlin' Wolf or S ... More >>
Naturally, this record shows up quite a bitAs our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City winds down, we thought we'd reach out to a bunch of musicians with a simple question: What's your favorite Dylan song?
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
May 1, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 29
by Robert Christgau
I think people are missing the point of "Nashville Skyline," which is as it should be, since they were probably supposed to. The beauty of the album is that it is tota ... More >>
photo by Harry Shuldman
Wilco/Yo La Tengo
13 July 2009
Things Wilco are not (the American Radiohead; uncute). Things Wilco are (strummable; a great band to sing along to on a breezy eve on Coney Island, where they played last night in centerfield of KeySpan Park). Steeple ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesApril 18, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 26Footnotes to 'Hootenanny'By Nat HentoffSingers 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 Joan Baez re ... More >>