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  • A WHOLE NEW WORLD

    published May 21, 2014

    Eighty-three-year-old psychoacoustic innovator Alvin Lucier’s Criss-Cross, performed by doom-metal guitar spelunkers Stephen O’Malley... More >>

  • A SYNTH LIFE

    published May 14, 2014

    Get down to synthesized sounds on the synthetically scenic grounds of Brooklyn Bridge Park as BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! festival preseason... More >>

  • Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett+The New Orleans Suspects

    published May 14, 2014

    Tonight's three-set Southern-fried fiesta opens with a duo performance by Little Feat's Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett. The New Orleans Suspects... More >>

  • Dieter Meier

    published May 14, 2014

    The dotty yet debonair singer with Swiss electropop group Yello ("You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess") fronts a five-piece group of jazz players... More >>

  • THE RAMONE

    published May 14, 2014

    Mickey Leigh has Frankensteined together a 14th annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash for his late punk-icon brother, who would have turned 63 today.... More >>

  • Plankton Wat+Rhyton

    published May 7, 2014

    Former Eternal Tapestry member Dewey Mahood's one-man Plankton Wat act delivers bucolic John Fahey-esque ruminations on acoustic guitar,... More >>

  • Mavis Staples

    published May 7, 2014

    Husky-voiced gospel powerhouse Mavis Staples started out sharing stages with the Dixie Hummingbirds and Soul Stirrers as a member of the Staples... More >>

  • LATE NIGHT SPECIAL

    published May 7, 2014

    Looming large among New York’s more hardcore cultural options, the annual Chhandayan All-Night Concert is a nine-hour feast of Indian... More >>

  • Craig Leon

    published April 30, 2014

    In the early '80s, producer Craig Leon (Blondie, the Ramones, Suicide) recorded Nommos and Visiting on synthesizers and a Linn drum... More >>

  • The Nels Cline Singers+Mary Halvorson

    published April 30, 2014

    Drummer Scott Amendola, bassist Trevor Dunn, and Wilco's lead guitarist add an equally free-styling fretmistress to the mix in celebration of the... More >>

  • Hauschka

    published April 23, 2014

    How would you like your piano prepared this evening? As Hauschka, Dusseldorf's Volker Bertelmann augments a standard acoustic keyboard with... More >>

  • HOMEWARD BOUND

    published April 23, 2014

    Russia-born Dirty Projectors singer-keyboardist Olga Bell reimagines the music of her homeland on Krai, an exhilarating song cycle devoted to the... More >>

  • BAKER STREET, IRREGULAR

    published April 23, 2014

    Genius, addict, confirmed bachelor: Sherlock Holmes can be an enigma. Fortunately, Sherlock Holmes Debunked, tonight’s double feature at the... More >>

  • PLAY ON

    published April 23, 2014

    Jamming — of both the improvising and disrupting varieties — provides the focus tonight and during the remainder of composer-performer... More >>

  • Jolie Holland

    published April 23, 2014

    The mesmerizing Texas singer-songwriter sounds like she's just barely weathering the elements on her emotionally turbulent new Wine Dark... More >>

  • Andrea Echeverri

    published April 16, 2014

    One of the hemisphere's smartest feminist voices, Aterciopelados co-founder Andrea Echeverri has plumbed the mysteries of love, motherhood,... More >>

  • MYSTERIOUS WAYS

    published April 16, 2014

    A flamboyant performer who illustrates her music with synchronized art, film, and photography, Oaxaca-born singer-songwriter Lila Downs... More >>

  • The Orb

    published April 16, 2014

    The huge ever-growing pulsating brain that rules from the center of the ultraworld returns. Founder Alex Paterson and partner Thomas Fehlmann... More >>

  • GOING DEEP

    published April 9, 2014

    Nonesuch Records’ reissue of gray country goddess Emmylou Harris’s 1995 album Wrecking Ball — no relation to Miley Cyrus’s... More >>

  • Hassan Hakmoun

    published April 9, 2014

    The Marrakesh-born master of the three-stringed North African bass lute known as the sintir sounds positively electrified on Unity,... More >>

  • Wink Keziah

    published April 9, 2014

    This self-described "urban hillbilly" survived a harsh North Carolina childhood to become one of the country's hard-core honky-tonkers most... More >>

  • BIG BANG

    published April 9, 2014

    Composer Robert Ashley’s penultimate opera, Crash, is an autobiographical work for six voices that recounts his life to age 84 — which... More >>

  • A DIFFERENT WORLD

    published April 9, 2014

    Has any musician ever been so comfortably inside and cosmically outside accepted jazz parameters as Anthony Braxton? Rarely played vintage... More >>

  • MONSTER MASH

    published April 2, 2014

    Jon Langford, charismatic anti-star of sainted rockers the Mekons, illuminates and mystifies in equal parts on his powerful new album with Skull... More >>

  • The Dublin Guitar Quartet+Brasil Guitar Duo+David Leisner+Benjamin Verdery

    published March 26, 2014

    The Dublin Guitar Quartet, Brasil Guitar Duo, and solo guitarists David Leisner and Benjamin Verdery will pluck, pluck, pluck their 64 strings... More >>

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