On an unusually warm Wednesday night in November, small groups of people stand at the entrance of the Jalopy--familiar faces of the theater, music school, guitar shop and bar like co-owner Geoff Wiley and Bob Dylan aficionado Wyndham Baird. The Jalopy's weekly folk showcase, Roots & Ruckus, is takin ... More >>
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"It's all a big surprise to me," says Ed Bankston, 60, talking on the phone from his home in Phoenix, Arizona. "It's like the ghost of Christmas past has shown up." In 1983, the songwriter and guitarist Bankston started a label called Oracle Records to self-release Over There... and Over Here, the f ... More >>
Cast In Concrete tracks Vijith Assar as he records New York City's street musicians. If you'll be busking nearby soon and would like to appear in a future installment, please let him know. Who: Five dudes and one woman who do not have an official name When: July 2, 9 p.m. Where: Prospect Park, Grea ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. The demented power trio Seabrook Power Plant crosses many boundaries -- math-metal, art-prog, jazz, bluegrass -- but one thing remains deliriously constant: This dude can shred. The demented, frazzl ... More >>
The gentle, affable, bewildering young folkie banters bizarrely, covers R. Kelly beautifully
What's so funny 'bout bluegrass? Don't answer that.
Steve Martin headlines Carnegie Hall tonight, but he won't be stepping onstage with a fake arrow through his head. That sort of behavior is best left in the past, an era that "if you're under 30, you never even had a chance to see," Martin says on a teleconference call from Los Angeles. However, t ... More >>
Classical strings meet an unlikely match
On five wily, omnivorous bluegrass titans
The freaks come out at night, and they're dressed!
Touring the South, the legend talks about Led Zep and Alison Krauss. Mostly Krauss.
Bluegrass jams take hold in Manhattan, amateur pickers both invited and encouraged
The King, all wryly shook up
Missouri chanteuse revives a great American songbook
As Nashville invades New York, a home-grown hayseed scene thrives beneath the CMA's radar
San Diego emo-grassers, funky fresh Canucks, old-timey Brooklynites transcend their fiddles and banjos
From minstrelsy to vaudeville and Monk to punk, never under-estimate urban ugliness
Girls Take Center Stage in Their Own 'Warped Tour' Spin-0ff and Other Shows Around the City
Bluegrass Pizza: Like Those Hippies Out in Colorado Do