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  • Reid Genauer+Jason Crosby

    published June 22, 2011

    The Midtown jazz club introduces their new singer/songwriter series with a pair of performers who've long paid their dues as part of the... More >>

  • Very Be Careful

    published June 22, 2011

    Fronted by the charismatically possessed singer and accordionist Ricardo Guzman, this percussive quintet play classic hard-edged cumbia,... More >>

  • 'Summerstage Festival: RAM+Group Doueh+Baloji'

    published June 22, 2011

    Led by a tall, stovepipe-hatted white guy named Richard A. Morse (from whose initials the group's name derives), RAM is a more than credible,... More >>

  • Donald Harrison Quintet+Mardi Gras Indians+Cyril Neville

    published June 15, 2011

    It'll be well worth abandoning your cubicle, Dilbert, for this lunchtime office-park experience being billed as "A Day in Treme." The excellent... More >>

  • 'River to River: New York on My Mind'

    published June 15, 2011

    A West Fourth Street institution from 1974 to 2004, the Bottom Line booked many of the world's best singer/songwriters in an industry-friendly... More >>

  • Sachal Vasandani

    published June 15, 2011

    This clever, youngish crooner/songwriter has concocted a cool modern style that neatly elides facile comparisons to Sinatra and Bennett. And while... More >>

  • MAKE SOME NOISE

    published June 8, 2011

    A constantly surprising and ridiculously fun acid test of modern, experimental, and inside-out sounds, the Bang on a Can Marathon also... More >>

  • Larry Harlow's Latin Legends Band+La Excelencia

    published June 8, 2011

    As house producer and arranger during Fania Records' golden age, Harlow was "El Judio Maravilloso" ("the marvelous Jew") of modern salsa. The... More >>

  • 'Hal Willner's Freedom Rides Project'

    published June 8, 2011

    Geri Allen, Rosanne Cash, Steven Bernstein, Helga Davis, Eric Mingus, Toshi Reagon, Lou Reed, Tao Seeger, and Jason Walker are among the... More >>

  • Baby Gramps

    published June 8, 2011

    This eccentric, bearded codger has been singing and strumming his head-spinning repertoire of blues, folk, novelty, kids' songs, and palindromic... More >>

  • 'Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Presents Andrew Bird'

    published June 1, 2011

    The city's best lineup of free summer music kicks off its 33rd season with a little night of art-pop. Bird's looping violin, melancholy... More >>

  • Joe Ely Band

    published June 1, 2011

    Ely is the rockingest member of the Flatlanders, which he co-founded in Lubbock, Texas, with Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock. His new album,... More >>

  • 'Roulette Musicircus'

    published May 25, 2011

    The venerable downtown arts organization with an improvisational bent throws a John Cage-ian carnival, offering a sneak peek into their fab new... More >>

  • Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet

    published May 25, 2011

    The superb trumpeter and spiritually attuned composer presents the local premiere of Ten Freedom Summers. Based on the Civil Rights... More >>

  • Julie Feeney

    published May 25, 2011

    Blending the pop ambitions of Gaga with Elvis Costellvian wordplay, this seemingly very pleasant and only slightly eccentric Irish singer slyly... More >>

  • Delicate Steve+Headless Horseman

    published May 18, 2011

    A true child of his labelmeister, David Byrne, "Delicate" Steve Marion translates the felicities of West African guitar pop into an inventive... More >>

  • The Donkeys+Snowmine

    published May 18, 2011

    Southern California's Donkeys revive the late-'60s country-rock of Neil Young, Poco, and later-period Byrds with laid-back harmonies and... More >>

  • WHEEL OF ELVIS

    published May 11, 2011

    Elvis Costello meets John Cage, sort of, when rock's least boring middle-aged overachiever (do any of his peers host a cool television show... More >>

  • Lukas Ligeti & Hypercolor+Arrington De Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa

    published May 11, 2011

    Recorded at a Vienna festival in 1999, Lukas Ligeti's new Pattern Time is an unusually articulate hybrid of jazz, modern-classical, and... More >>

  • Prester John

    published May 11, 2011

    Not sure why guitarist Shawn Persinger took the name of a legendary Christian king who ruled among the heathens in the East as his nom de stage.... More >>

  • Hazmat Modine

    published May 11, 2011

    A nine-member Masonic temple of a band featuring horns, harmonicas, and slinky guitars, Wade Schuman's Hazmat Modine operates in the secret... More >>

  • 7 Walkers

    published May 11, 2011

    Here's a pleasant surprise. Former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Austin multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard, New Orleans bassist George... More >>

  • James Blake+Active Child

    published May 4, 2011

    Young Mr. Blake's dubstep intimacies should flourish here. Accompanied by Rob McAndrews (guitar) and Ben Assiter (drums), Blake's auto-tuned... More >>

  • 'Marcus Miller's Concert for Japanese Tsunami Relief'

    published May 4, 2011

    The bassist's regular group--Sean Jones (trumpet), Alex Han (saxophone), Federico Gonzalez Pena (keyboards), and Louis Cato (drums)--will be... More >>

  • STAY UP LATE

    published May 4, 2011

    An all-night concert is the most authentic place to experience Indian classical music, say connoisseurs. The Chhandayan organization has... More >>

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