Kurt Wagner, ringleader of Lambchop, stops to chat with me for a few minutes outside his tour van. He's in White Plains, on his way to Philly, and he has about a cigarette break's worth of time. Thankfully, he's as verbose and animated in conversation as he is muttering, inscrutable, and downright p ... More >>
Philip Glass and Friends Tibet House U.S. Benefit w/Laurie Anderson, Tim Fain, Das Racist, Antony, Lou Reed, Stephin Merritt, and Rahzel
Monday, February 13
Better than: Seeing how most ethnic Tibetans live.
Last night's all-star benefit at Carnegie Hall began with a performance by ... 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.
Earlier this week, we published our inter ... More >>
Today, as we struggle mightily to readjust from Long Weekend Mode to Back at Work Mode, seems like a good day to just play Wu-Tang Chamber Music on infinite repeat: As Mr. Breihan notes, it's neither a great album nor, technically a Wu-Tang album (no Method Man/GZA, no RZA production, etc.), but a r ... More >>
Every year, 327 cities around the world arrange to simultaneously celebrate the first day of summer. So on Sunday, Make Music New York sponsors 800 free performances spanning all five boroughs. The most appropriately superlative event is at the Guggenheim, where 80 trombonists will line the museum' ... More >>
12:00 p.m. Well, we have a new Vice-President at least. Biden swears in with J.P. Stevens.
12:03 p.m. Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and an all-star band play "Air and Simple Gifts" written by Star Wars composer John Williams. Giant crowd is quiet and respectful.
12:08 p.m. Here we go. Chief Justice R ... More >>