Better Than: Most black metal.
"Brooklyn, New York, we have arrived at this town of destiny! Good evening!"
These words by Absu drummer Proscriptor McGovern (a.k.a. Russley Randell Givens) were the final ones spoken last night at Saint Vitus after a 90 minute set of pulverizing extreme metal from ... More >>
New York City saxophone pioneer Jon Irabagon -- award-winning composer, group leader and sideman -- is lounging around on the grimy, sticky couches at West Village jazz 'n' rec hangout Fat Cat, about to blow groovy horn action for swinging bop army Fat Cat Big Band. Irabagon is celebrating the fresh ... More >>
David Pajo is one hell of a jack-of-all-trades guitarist. In the early '90s, Pajo revolutionized minimalist post-punk sonics with the crucial Kentucky outfit Slint, helped birth the post-rock aesthetic in Tortoise, collabbed with ex-Slinters in loopy dance new wavers King Kong and palled around in p ... More >>
When Herculean experi-metal prog trio Dysrhythmia traded in their Killadelphia digs for New York City's clusterfuck of a music scene in the mid-naughts, metal and its myriad subgenres barely registered as a blip on this town's radar.
Equipped with a sonic blueprint of meticulously constructed all- ... More >>