Last night, Lupe Fiasco took a break from attempting to set the record for uses of the word "bitch" on an MTV station to preview tracks from his upcoming album to a small bunch of journalist types. That album, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part One, is due out on September 25; SOTC w ... More >>
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Saturday, March 31
Better than: The time when nobody talked about Louis Armstrong being hip. (Which he was.)
As Louis Armstrong tributes go, this onethe first installment of "Insides Out," Dr. John's three-week residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music ... More >>
Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday.
Today we're publishing the portion of our ... More >>
Mischa RichterGil Scott-Heron died on Friday. He was 62. You know why Gil never had much love for that ill-conceived Godfather of Rap tag. If you're already your own genre, you don't need the weak currency offered by another. If you're a one-off, why would you want to bask in the reflected gl ... More >>
John Ross -- beat-era poet and revolution-championing journalist -- died this week in Mexico of liver cancer. He was 72 --- or was it 73? The Associated Press says the former, Counterpunch's Frank Bardacke, another veteran of the Bay Area left, says the latter. Whatever, the age matters less ... More >>
"That I can go to Google and the third thing that comes up "Is Stephin Merritt a racist because he doesn't like hip-hop?" It was so wrong and immoral, and it had never fully been cleared up."
A generation of terrified journalists and collaborators will tell you that Stephin Merritt is a fundament ... More >>