These are the best jazz shows in NYC in September. Orrin Evans Pianist Orrin Evans of Philadelphia recently co-founded the artist collective Likemind, and for six nights at Jazz Standard (Sept. 3-8) he'll give a good idea of its breadth and purpose. He opens with Tarbaby, a quartet featuring renown ... More >>
From Russia, with puppets
Jon Barthmus of Philadelphia pop group Sun Airway (who open for M83 tomorrow and Wednesday night at Hammerstein Ballroom) has a hard time keeping things simple. When he started conceptualizing the new Sun Airway album Soft Fall, out this week on Dead Oceans, he imagined something much more minimal t ... More >>
Every Grasshopper jam starts with a great big nothing sound, on or near the cusp of silence, so soft and unassuming that it almost isn't there. Then, ever-so-glacially, the frame fills with sound: Josh Millrod's penetrative trumpeting fed through the maw of Jesse DeRosa's distortion-hemorrhaging Ele ... More >>
The Joyce hosts a welcome anniversary
As a DJ and producer, Theo Parrish is a staple of Detroit's house scene. His jazzy, downtempo "sound sculptures" are ideal for a Monday night: deep, vibey, and sexy as hell. He mixes techno with classic soul and r&b tracks at Cielo. Pianist Jenny Lin's recent recording of Shostakovich's 24 prelude ... More >>
Alexei Ratmansky and Twyla Tharp offer up new ballets
Riots! Devils! Mopey Danes! The famous shows we're most sorry we missed.
Crossbreeding cultures is fine, but what if nothing grows out of it?
Touring a church in search of literary phantoms made flesh
Two choreographers awaken sleeping ballets, one by adjusting history, one by starting over
Charles Amirkhanian and Paul Epstein share their logic
A WW II epic puts Shostakovich in a bizarre love triangle
Complicité renders Murakami's Tokyo in surreally bright strokes
Dancer returns from dead, stars in music video! Down Under terp troupe wins cheers!
No Cool Remove: Reissue Unveils a Bollywood of Tangible Passion for American Ears
For Pilobolus and Eiko & Koma, Bodies Grow Together
A Virtuoso Evens the Score
A Generation of Russians Embraces Post-Minimalism
Vanishing Before Our Eyes
Playing Catch-Up in Heavy Traffic
Melissa Barak Has the City at Her Feet
Voyages of Discovery by Jones, Lerman, Eiko & Koma, and Anna Halprin
Orchestral Maneuvers Hit the Mark
The New Geography Reaches Critical Mass
Creative Musics DemiseSuicide or Homicide? And Does It Matter?
Mark Morris makes his statement onstage