On a recent Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge it is the '90s, as images of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Blink 182 flash on screens and DJ Sugar Ray spins Naughty By Nature's "Hip Hop Hooray." At 12:15, attendees pile into the room and the countdown to the night's main even ... More >>
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'Two Jimmies," says Holly Laessig with a laugh. She and Jess Wolfe have settled on the same drink, the Jimmy El Camino, after deciding together which flavor combinations sounded most appetizing on the General Greene's drink menu. "[It's] a spicy, sweet mixture," explains Wolfe. See also: It Takes A ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
In an industry that rewards greed and egocentrism, tenor saxophonist Neal Sugarman has made a career out of selflessness. On record and onstage, Sugarman plays only what is needed: a big, percussive horn blast here, a raw R&B riff there. And career-wise, he has done much the same: in 2001, when both ... More >>
While hip-hop spread the word during the Arab Spring (at least they didn't have to endure the incessant drum circles of Zuccotti Park), Palestinian composer, bandleader, and oud and violin virtuoso Simon Shaheen heard echoes of a remarkably beautiful and sophisticated era of Arabic music thro ... More >>
The end of the year brings a flurry of world music albums with commercial intentions ranging from the archival to the optimistically opportunistic. Some, like the Creole Choir of Cuba's Tande-La or Vlada Tomova's Balkan Tales, accompany tours by the outfits that made them; others are heavily branded ... More >>
For more than a decade, cellist Okkyung Lee has been an integral figure in New York's experimental music scene. The Korean native moved to Manhattan in 2000 after studying at Boston's Berklee College of Music and quickly became a fixture at venues such as Tonic and the Stone; she played with ... More >>
Gary Burton commands the bars
Revive Da Live brings in both crowds . . . very, very carefully
Osby finds the soul of the sax
Another stomping, shouting jazz bassist (he's got some poetry, too) takes over the family business
Powerpoppers sell to teenyboppers, just like the Fab Four used to
Fretboard hunk wanks his smug way into women's hearts