Shred sculpting radicals of the highest order, Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook are two of Brooklyn's finest six-stringers. Both have reigned as the Voice's Best NY guitarists and the intrepid pair can often be found extracting glorious sounds from their respective instruments at DIY jazz and exp ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
After its Saturday night performance at 285 Kent, Extra Life will be no more. On November 13, the band shared news of the "amicable" breakup on its blog: "While it's somewhat difficult to articulate exactly why, let's just say that the inner creative momentum driving the band has stalled." In short, ... More >>
This week, the Voice sat down with Northern Spy head-honchos Tom Abbs and Adam Downey to talk about the second installment of the label's Spy Music Festival, which will engulf this city's landscape from Friday through mid-July. But in typical unselfish fashion, Abbs and Downey weren't in a self-co ... More >>
Charlie Lookerschoolteacher, classical music composer, guitar improviser, ex-ZS member, Antony and Morrissey enthusiast and visionary behind Brooklyn's niche-less trio Extra Lifeis celebrating the release of Dream Seeds (Northern Spy) in his typical, adverse fashion: on a bill with bl ... More >>
Charlie Looker has spent 10 years in New York art-rock anomalies--Lavender, Zs, Period, Extra Life, Sculptress, even (briefly) Dirty Projectors. The common thread is always the place where the vulnerable sentiment of indie rock collides with the jagged rhythms of contemporary composition; Loo ... More >>
Not as many hoodies in this crowd as you might expect. Pic by Jenn.Tyondai Braxton with the Wordless Music Orchestra Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Monday, March 7 Better Than: Watching Fantasia alone in the dark on a Monday night Tyondai Braxton's 2009 solo record Central Market rightfu ... More >>