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  • OK COMPUTER

    published March 26, 2014

    With only a single original member — Ralf Hütter — still at his pre-programmed workstation, electronica pioneers Kraftwerk have... More >>

  • Oren Ambarchi+EVOL

    published March 26, 2014

    The reliably challenging and adventurous Unsound Festival kicks off tonight with a pair of ear-clearing experimentalists. Australian... More >>

  • Africa Now!

    published March 26, 2014

    Mali-born, Paris-based Fatoumata Diawara is young, gorgeous, and rocks out a little more than fellow Wassoulou-style singers Oumou Sangaré,... More >>

  • Meklit

    published March 19, 2014

    The smart and tasteful Ethiopia-born singer toggles between jazz, pop, and traditionalism on her new We Are Alive, which follows the Police's... More >>

  • BANG YOUR FOREHEAD

    published March 19, 2014

    Asif Ali Khan was only 13 in the mid-’80s when he began studying with the legendary Pakistani qawwali master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (d.... More >>

  • Oran Etkin

    published March 19, 2014

    You may be familiar with this excellent clarinetist's thoughtful collaborations with West African musicians, if not his innovative Timbalooloo... More >>

  • Tinariwen

    published March 19, 2014

    Guitarist/bandleader Ibrahim Ag Alhabib updated, electrified, and introduced the nomadic and proudly self-sustaining Tuareg people's loping... More >>

  • TECH GUY

    published March 12, 2014

    Elliott Sharp’s big new SysOrk exemplify the serendipitous rigor nurtured by a 
composer-performer who’s been testing the... More >>

  • Charlemagne Palestine

    published March 5, 2014

    Smoking Indonesian kreteks, sipping cognac, and communing with the stuffed Ganesh perched on his keyboard, self-described "maximalist"... More >>

  • Kaki King

    published March 5, 2014

    The guitar-thwacking virtuoso collaborates with visual designers Glowing Pictures for "The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body," an hour-long... More >>

  • Habib Koité

    published March 5, 2014

    The sweet 'n' smooth Mali guitarist brings his new band to town for the first time. Gone is amazing balafon player Kélétigui... More >>

  • NOT A PROBLEM

    published March 5, 2014

    With Nellie McKay brightening the Carlyle last month, and Stew parking himself into this tony boite for a couple of nights as the New Stew Review,... More >>

  • PROTEST SONGS

    published March 5, 2014

    Secretary of State John Kerry recently named a special coordinator for Tibetan issues, and China — surprise! — is displeased. The... More >>

  • Chris Speed Trio

    published March 5, 2014

    The saxophonist/clarinetist launches a six-day residence at John Zorn's no-frills bunker with two evenings celebrating the release of Really... More >>

  • 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 >>

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