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  • Ethel

    published March 5, 2014

    If any neighborhood could stand a little redemption, it's the Financial District. In a free afternoon program devoted to "Grace," the approachably... More >>

  • Michael Nesmith

    published March 5, 2014

    Hey hey, he was the prickliest Monkee. A film producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Nesmith also recorded a dozen-plus solo albums ranging... More >>

  • Lo'jo

    published March 5, 2014

    Formed 30 years ago in France's Loire Valley, Lo'jo began as a collaboration of singer-keyboardist Denis Péan and violinist-kora player... More >>

  • Volcán

    published March 5, 2014

    Smelting grooves are guaranteed when pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and his bass-playing Cuban countryman Jose Armando Gola get together with Puerto... More >>

  • Good Vibrations

    published February 26, 2014

    Is any dad rocker more liberating than Stephen Malkmus, the pun-spitting father of two who can split the difference between punk, prog, and the... More >>

  • White Denim

    published February 26, 2014

    This lightning-hot Austin quartet combines crunch, virtuosity, and X-factor in equal parts. One of the more exciting live bands to come down the... More >>

  • ARABIAN NIGHT

    published February 26, 2014

    The composer, oud virtuoso, and educator Simon Shaheen is the epicenter of Arab classical music in the United States. And while he usually appears... More >>

  • Miguel Zenón Quartet

    published February 26, 2014

    Since 2008, the Puerto Rican saxophonist/composer has used his MacArthur fellowship to explore his heritage, combining plena and jíbara... More >>

  • 'Experiments in Opera'

    published February 26, 2014

    The composers consortium presents six "radio operas" exploring the potential of narrative music minus visuals. Experimental soprano Joan La... More >>

  • New York New Music Ensemble

    published February 26, 2014

    The needlessly intimidating and immensely rewarding British composer Harrison Birtwistle turns 80 this year, and the NYNME will celebrate with six... More >>

  • DO THE CHARLESTON

    published February 26, 2014

    Ticking toward a 2015 explosion, performance-art time bomb Taylor Mac continues workshopping his magnificently ambitious “24-Hour Concert of... More >>

  • Las Cafeteras+Chicha Libre

    published February 19, 2014

    Named after the coffee machines that fueled their East Los Angeles beginnings, this seven-piece band updates and politicizes the son jarocho... More >>

  • Glenn Kotche & Victoire

    published February 19, 2014

    The Wilco drummer teams up with composer Missy Mazzoli's all-female ensemble for an evening of world premieres commissioned by Carnegie Hall:... More >>

  • Romano Drom

    published February 19, 2014

    This excellent Hungarian quintet named after the "gypsy road" hails from the Oláh community of Roma people. They still sing the old songs... More >>

  • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

    published February 19, 2014

    Is any dad rocker more liberating than Stephen Malkmus, the pun-spitting father of two who can split the difference between punk, prog, and the... More >>

  • SPIRITED AWAY

    published February 12, 2014

    Angélique Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin-Kpasselokohinto Kidjo is African music’s foremost diva, if that’s not too Western a... More >>

  • Jonathan Wilson

    published February 5, 2014

    A classic rocker to his core, Jonathan Wilson writes, sings, and plays guitar as though Charles Manson had never slayed the '60s. His music is... More >>

  • Macy Gray

    published February 5, 2014

    Who knew that Macy Gray was one of our best contemporary jazz singers? It took no less a force than David Murray to coax her out of the r&b closet... More >>

  • Dave Bixby

    published February 5, 2014

    Financed by a Michigan Christian cult, this late-'60s acid casualty recorded a pair of private-press psych-folk albums that remain remarkable both... More >>

  • Alam Khan

    published February 5, 2014

    The youngest son of the late sarod legend Ali Akbar Khan, 31-year-old Alam Khan has big Hindustani shoes to fill. Recent reviews from the young... More >>

  • SONIC JOURNEY

    published January 29, 2014

    Ride the kosmische tractor beam into the depths of your soul tonight with Cleveland solo guitarist Mark McGuire and Brooklyn electronic trio... More >>

  • ALL IN THE FAMILY

    published January 29, 2014

    As though sharing a womb for nine months weren’t enough intimacy for a lifetime, producer Ry Cooder recorded the Haden Triplets’ debut... More >>

  • Lake Street Dive

    published January 29, 2014

    If you haven't seen LSD's sidewalk version of the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back," you will. Closing a double generation gap, this former quartet... More >>

  • Imrat Khan+Wajahat Khan

    published January 29, 2014

    At 78, Ustad Imrat Khan is one of the more venerated masters of north Indian classical music. He plays both the sitar and the surbahar (meaning... More >>

  • The Word

    published January 29, 2014

    Instrumental gospel music doesn't get any more transcendent than this supergroup consisting of North Mississippi All-Stars Luther (guitar) and... More >>

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