Free jazz is challenging, violent, political, spiritual, joyous, peaceful, and a million other things. It's about shattering forms in order to find a new world of sound somewhere further outside. And once this new world is found, it's time to go looking for a newer one.
When, as a college student, ... More >>
Thurston Moore/John Zorn Duo
St. Mark's Church
Friday, May 4
Better than: Bumming about MCA alone.
Free improvisation always has religious overtonesthe major free-jazzers of the '60s acknowledged this with album titles like Ascension and Spiritual Unityso there is hardly a better spa ... More >>
White Outalong with Gotham lifers like Glenn Branca, Sonic Youth and Unsanehead a slate of disparately drawn iconoclasts who, despite downtown's colossal overhaul, still unequivocally bleed NYC guts and grit through their musical veins. Inseparable since being introduced by former SY d ... More >>
by K. Leander Williams
Sunday, April 17
Better than: Plan A, whatever the hell that was...
Colin Stetson didn't play on every track of the Arcade Fire's The Suburbs, but it's both fortuitous and ironic that the saxist contributed to "Suburban War", the wi ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Photo by C. Neil Scott Queens trumpeter Peter Evans blats on the bleeding edge of out-jazz while also circling the fringes of noise-punk, sound design, and Rothko-like colors of pure tone. Although ... More >>