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Part of the reason Record Store Day has grown in popularity over the years is the wide array of exclusive releases bands put out specifically for the event. Whether it's limited 7-inches, vinyl reissues, or deluxe box sets that you set your sights on, the sheer amount of cool, unique albums that are ... More >>
[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
On the other town
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. Brooklyn Bowl Monday, June 4 Better than: Nothingness. One of my favorite conversations with th ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Izod Center 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 >>
Tinariwen w/Sophie Hunger Webster Hall 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 >>
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?
The trials and tribulations of the East Village's hardest-living country star
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 1, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 29 Obvious Believers 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 KeySpan Park Brooklyn, NY 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 >>
Don your hyphens, hipsters!
Seeking plausible explanations for an improbable hybrid
Joe Strummer transcends the idea of punk, and the music lives on
A pair of sunshine noirs go in search of Hollywood's heart of darkness
Road worrier Sullivan hits the highway with his family, while McPhee keeps on trucking
Dan Zanes builds an interactive kid rock empire one starstruck toddler at a time
McSorley's stocks the sawdust for St. Pat's
Parallel folkies grapple with the times in a mythic Greenwich Village wonderland
A Modern-Day Son of Joe Hill Keeps the Tradition of Championing Working People Alive
Annual Pre-Pazz & Jop Handicappers' CG: Whose faves are whose? Tune in next week . . .
Lots of heretofore unthinkable cover versions assure first place for the little British guy
Wear Your Lucinda Like Heaven
THAW and the Lysistrata Project's Anti-War Fare
Reissues by the Boxful, Singers by the Cut
Boomers at Their Best for 'Made in America' Benefit
Oozing Pus, Monster Trucks, Bleeding Brains, Broken Glass, and Beaver
Electing the Pop Star in Chief
Thomas Anderson's Desert Discs