Seth Colter Walls

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  • 2 years ago

    Jason Moran & the Bandwagon November 26–December 1 Moran, a MacArthur "genius grant"-winning pianist, can be heard to fine effect in a variety of bands and settings — though the Bandwagon is one of his steadiest (not to mention most re...

  • 2 years ago

    When I'm nudged into Erykah Badu's backstage dressing room at the Brooklyn Museum, she's still recovering from a spontaneous outbreak of extended public adulation. The peerless soul vocalist's Q&A for the Red Bull Music Academy has just climaxed w...

  • 2 years ago

    DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad, Afrika Bambaataa May 23 The Red Bull Music Academy, a series of concerts, club nights, talks, and films, runs from April 28 to May 31 all over town, and it means business. (The show on May 2 at the Knockdown Center in Queens&...

  • 2 years ago

    It's not unusual for a working musician to think that critics ought to be ignored. But in the annals of icy press relations, the fearlessly independent composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith took the freeze-'em-out approach to a new level in the ...

  • 3 years ago

    MUSIC Edited by Seth Colter Walls Dinosaur Jr. December 1 You might call any album other than You're Living All Over Me the best work by Dinosaur Jr., but you'd be wrong. For its 25th anniversary, the band will play the work front to back. But bec...

  • 3 years ago

    Einstein on the Beach is notorious as the opera that exploded the idea of what an opera could be. And yet it is also unknown, so rarely is it performed. That unknownness likely applies even if you're aware it's a nearly five-hour immersive experie...

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