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  • WILD HORSES

    published December 26, 2012

    In the 1980s and ’90s, drummer Anton Fier’s Golden Palominos, a loose collective of A-list players who combined stunning chops with... More >>

  • The Disco Biscuits

    published December 26, 2012

    If you'd told me 15 years ago that this one-time ferocious livetronica quartet would be sharing a building with Phish on New Year's Eve, I'd've... More >>

  • Phish

    published December 26, 2012

    Sort of like every classic rock act that's played Barclays Center since it opened rolled into a single stunningly illuminated pleasure machine,... More >>

  • Ed Palermo Big Band w/ Napolean Murphy Brock

    published December 26, 2012

    Frank Zappa's purely musical genius nearly always trumps his satire whenever saxophonist-bandleader Palermo's 18-piece ensemble whips up the late... More >>

  • John Abercrombie Quartet

    published December 26, 2012

    Abercrombie dips into a river of modern-classic influences and often summons up his inner Jim Hall on Within a Song, his most recent ECM... More >>

  • Jherek Bischoff

    published December 19, 2012

    The Seattle composer-bassist is one of the more promising uncategorizeables operating in the slipstream of contemporary music. Bischoff knocked... More >>

  • Le Zhang Quintet

    published December 19, 2012

    This adventurous Shanghai native specializes in deeply nuanced modern-jazz adaptations of well-known Mandarin folk songs, Buddhist sutras, and... More >>

  • SWAN SONG

    published December 12, 2012

    Is anything more ludicrous than when adults—by whom I mean grown-ups who should know better—perform the popular music of the young... More >>

  • SEASONS CHANGE

    published December 12, 2012

    Anyone familiar with his album’s worth of music for ringtones (24 Postcards in Full Colour) won’t be shocked to learn that... More >>

  • Black Moth Super Rainbow

    published December 5, 2012

    Songwriter Tobacco and bandmates the Seven Field of Aphelion, Iffernaut, Ryan Graveface, and Bullsmear are back with their Kickstarter-sparked... More >>

  • Unconscious Disturbance+Mindmaze+Hack+Escape Time

    published December 5, 2012

    Some claim to hear hints of this group's Sao Paolo origins amid the thrashing prog-rockery. Me, not so much. But there's more than connections to... More >>

  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

    published December 5, 2012

    Don't harsh the former Drive-By Trucker if the best thing on his gritty new live album with his tough trio is a surprisingly faithful cover of... More >>

  • A FINE ROMANCE

    published December 5, 2012

    David Lang’s new work
Love is viewed as an epic—but beautiful—failure in David Lang’s latest operatic mutation,... More >>

  • 'Sounds of Ether'

    published December 5, 2012

    Invented in 1919, Léon Theremin's keyboardless electronic instrument has been used by serious composers (Copeland, Ives, Bernard Hermann),... More >>

  • Antibalas+Red Baraat

    published December 5, 2012

    Since forming in Brooklyn in 1998, the 12-member Antibalas collective has built on what saxophonist co-founder Martin Perna calls the "elastic"... More >>

  • 'Bring Leonard Peltier Home'

    published December 5, 2012

    Pete Seeger, Jackson Browne, and Bruce Cockburn are among the musical draws at this benefit for the Native American rights activist and political... More >>

  • DREIDEL ROCK

    published December 5, 2012

    Skipping their annual tradition only once since 2001, Yo La Tengo continue their 
enlightening eight-night Hanukkah benefit run this year... More >>

  • AMERICAN SPIRIT

    published November 28, 2012

    “Here’s how I got my mantra/Gave them 35 bucks now/Gave it to the Maharishi/It went to the organization,” recalls Neil Young in... More >>

  • GREAT ESCAPE

    published November 21, 2012

    Historian, storyteller, praise-singer, genealogist, adviser, diplomat, interpreter, witness, entertainer, composer, teacher—the West African... More >>

  • Aaron Neville

    published November 21, 2012

    It took a lifetime, but the gnarliest, sweetest-singing Neville brother, 71, finally recorded the doo-wop album of his dreams with Don Was and... More >>

  • Six Organs of Admittance+Blues Control

    published November 21, 2012

    Ben Chasney tears the space-time continuum a fresh one on Ascent, his first Six Organs album with a raging electric band. A two-bass... More >>

  • Jeffrey Lewis

    published November 14, 2012

    Born on the Lower East Side, Lewis is both a fine cartoonist and an often-hilarious guitar-as-weapon folk agitator in the tradition of Woody... More >>

  • Henry Threadgill+ZOOID

    published November 14, 2012

    The constantly surprising, boundary-eluding composer and instrumentalist (flutes and alto sax) augments his regular quartet ZOOID—Liberty... More >>

  • Maria Schneider Orchestra

    published November 14, 2012

    The visionary bandleader-composer arrives for her group's annual Thanksgiving run here having recently recorded her fan-funded "Carlos Drummond de... More >>

  • Ely Guerra+Eugenia León+Tania Libertad

    published November 14, 2012

    It takes a trio of Mexican divas to salute larger-than-life Costa Rica-born singer Chavela Vargas, who died in August at age 93. Known as "the... More >>

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