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SOTC's March Madness: The Quintessential New York Musician Tournament

The top seeds: John Coltrane (uptown); Ramones (Queens); Bob Dylan (downtown); Jay-Z (Brooklyn).
The top seeds: John Coltrane (uptown); Ramones (Queens); Bob Dylan (downtown); Jay-Z (Brooklyn).

Sound of the City's monthlong tournament to determine the quintessential New York City musician (since 1955, the year of the Village Voice's founding) is taking over our site all March. The full schedule and results (as of March 28) below; you can also follow along with our bracket.

ROUND OF 64 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Dipset (13) def. Diddy (4) Laura Nyro (10) def. Lady Gaga (7) Bette Midler (5) def. Kool Herc (12)

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 Alicia Keys (14) def. Tito Puente (3) Paul Simon (2) def. Slick Rick (15)

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Leiber & Stoller (11) def. Yoko Ono (6) Glenn Branca (8) def. Frankie Lymon (9)

MONDAY, MARCH 12 John Coltrane (1) def. Lisa Lisa (16) Anthrax (16) def. Ramones (1) Neil Diamond (3) def. Gene Simmons (14)

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 Wu-Tang Clan (4) def. Rammellzee (13)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Jay-Z (1) def. Parts & Labor (16) Rakim (6) def. Black Star (11) Sick Of It All (16) def. Bob Dylan (1) A Tribe Called Quest (8) def. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (9)

THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Talking Heads (8) def. James Murphy (9) Nas (4) def. The Strokes (13) Lou Reed/Velvet Underground (3) def. Stephin Merritt/Magnetic Fields (14) Notorious B.I.G. (3) def. Oneida (14) Thelonious Monk (2) def. TV On The Radio (15)

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Beastie Boys (10) def. Larry Levan (7) Madonna (2) def. Jon Spencer (15) Blondie (12) def. Run-DMC (5) Public Enemy (7) def. Mariah Carey (10) Philip Glass (4) def. The Fugs (13) Norah Jones (10) def. Laurie Anderson (7)

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 Miles Davis (2) def. Cyndi Lauper (15) Billy Joel (6) def. Nicki Minaj (11) Pete Seeger (5) def. The Rapture (12)

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 Carole King (9) def. New York Dolls (8) Patti Smith (11) def. John Zorn (6) Sonic Youth (5) def. Arthur Russell (12)

ROUND OF 32 MONDAY, MARCH 19 Uptown Alicia Keys (14) def. Leiber & Stoller (11) Bette Midler (5) def. Dipset (13) Laura Nyro (10) def. Paul Simon (2)

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 Uptown John Coltrane (1) def. Glenn Branca (8) Brooklyn A Tribe Called Quest (8) def. Jay-Z (1) Norah Jones (10) def. Thelonious Monk (2)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 Brooklyn Rakim (6) def. Notorious B.I.G. (3) Wu-Tang Clan (4) def. Pete Seeger (5) Downtown Beastie Boys (10) def. Madonna (2)

THURSDAY, MARCH 22 Downtown Sick Of It All (16) def. Talking Heads (8) Queens Blondie (12) def. Nas (4) Neil Diamond (3) def. Billy Joel

FRIDAY, MARCH 24 Queens Sonic Youth (5) def. Philip Glass Velvet Underground (3) def. Patti Smith (11) Carole King (9) def. Anthrax (16) Miles Davis (2) def. Public Enemy (7)

ROUND OF 16 MONDAY, MARCH 26 Uptown John Coltrane (1) def. Bette Midler (5) Alicia Keys (14) def. Laura Nyro (10) Brooklyn Wu-Tang Clan (4) def. A Tribe Called Quest (8) Rakim (6) def. Norah Jones (10)

TUESDAY, MARCH 27 Downtown Sonic Youth (5) def. Sick Of It All (16) Lou Reed/Velvet Underground (3) def. Beastie Boys (10) Queens Blondie (12) def. Carole King (9) Neil Diamond (3) def. Miles Davis (2)

QUARTERFINALS John Coltrane (1) def. Alicia Keys (14) Blondie (12) def. Neil Diamond (3) Lou Reed/Velvet Underground (3) def. Sonic Youth (5) Wu-Tang Clan (4) vs. Rakim (6)

SEMIFINALS THURSDAY, MARCH 29 John Coltrane (1) def. Blondie (12) Lou Reed/Velvet Underground (3) def. Wu-Tang Clan (4)

FINAL FRIDAY, MARCH 30 John Coltrane (1) vs. Lou Reed/Velvet Underground (3)

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