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Ambient noise rock thrills fans, scares tourists
Try out 'The Big Boing' at the BRIC House
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
The Bang On A Can marathon returns
Here are the 10 best concerts in the city this week, in no particular order.
Pound as if your life depends on it
Celebrating the summer with live, sweaty shows
John Luther Adams' Inuksuit gets its NYC outdoor premiere at 5 p.m. at Morningside Park.City advisory: If you were too lazy (or too experimental-music hungover from the Bang On A Can Marathon) to get out to Central Park this morning at 5 a.m. to play Yoko Ono's "Secret Piece," do not be too u ... More >>
Stephanie BergerGlenn Branca Bang On A Can Marathon: Philip Glass, Sun Ra Arkestra, Glenn Branca, Asphalt Orchestra, Talea Ensemble, BOAC All-Stars, JACK Quartet (and many more) Winter Garden, World Financial Center Sunday, June 19 Better than: Any 13-hour stretch of the Northside Festival. ... More >>
Bang on a Can's 13-hour musical love-in returns
© Stefan Cohen Music of Steve Reich Bang on a Can All-Stars and Friends (feat. Bryce Dessner), eighth blackbird, Kronos Quartet, So Percussion Carnegie Hall Saturday, April 30 Better than: The ritual, anniversary replay of news broadcasts from the morning of 9/11. There is no other way to ... More >>
This year's River to River Festival, which runs from June 19 to July 17, marks the 10th time that its mix of free shows takes over Lower Manhattan for the summer. The 2011 bill has a decidedly New York-centric bent, with Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Rufus Wainwright, and the New York City Op ... More >>
Seven hours of genre-pushing noise
The estimable Bang on a Can held their 23rd-annual marathon on Sunday, throwing out 12 straight hours of new, contemporary and wild music from noon to midnight. Highlights included a German composer who played with his ass, a rocking gamelan orchestra, traditional Kyrgystan jams, and Dutch percuss ... More >>
A 12-hour workout for your ears
River to River is the sort of secret weapon free summer arts series in NYC, with more appealing surroundings than the Williamsburg Waterfront and less pomp and circumstance than the line- and child-ridden Celebrate Brooklyn stuff at Prospect Park. Just roll up wherever, and watch for a while, basi ... More >>
In the week "I ain't shoot nobody in like...since the early 90's" irretrievably entered the American lexicon, we learned with some dismay that David Carradine very likely left this earth the hard way. And more grim news: Koko Taylor, 1928-2009. Live: Doves cry at Terminal Hall, Art Brut's second-ni ... More >>
Ignore the song titles. CREDIT. The Bang on a Can Marathon World Financial Center Winter Garden Sunday, May 31 Verily, this fest has scaled back somewhat in recent years -- consider 2007's fairly insane 26-hour affair, wherein I emerged, groggy and disoriented, from the Winter Garden at around 4:3 ... More >>
Catch 12 nonstop hours of new music
A tech-savvy artiste crafts sonorous alarm-clock symphonies
Bring your pillow to this all-night concert
Eno's Music for Airports at a 26-hour fete; Bright Eyes triumphantly caps a seven-night run
Track after track of sincere classicism, internationalist anarchism, and foiled espionage
Eight inauthenticities hard to resist, even when hard to understand, or impossible to love
New World's five-disc set brings back memories of a music simmering with rebellion
Composers Recordings Incorporated, 19542003
The Wind of Nature Blows Through Toby Twining's Requiem
The Bang on a Can Festival Charms but No Longer Thrills
Katchor in the Wry
The mayor unveils a new weapon for the war on arts funding
Choreographers Carry That Weight
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.