"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 >>
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 >>