Here are the 10 best shows to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
By Matthew Kassel and Alex W. Rodriguez Yesterday's much celebrated "Ten Jazz Albums to Hear Before You Die" post was a starter course, an easily digestible, rudimentary entry into the storied genre that not one person on the planet disagreed with. But today, we go further. Because for every Blue T ... More >>
We wouldn't want the accordion player to injure himselfPerhaps you were unaware that famed James Brown trombonist cohort Fred Wesley has recently been dallying in a "klezmer funk" band called Abraham Inc.; your unfamiliarity will last a little longer, alas, as their scheduled gig at Le Poisso ... More >>
Living legends and budding artistes alike break out, rise up, and move beyond
Alternative link here. The answer to the third of the three questions in yesterday's teaser quiz was The Newbeats, whose song "Bread and Butter" easily made it onto either the 10 Best or Runners-Up lists, but which one? Listen to this Youtube clip and see if can figure out in which position ... More >>
The resurgence of Fats Domino mirrors his hometown's
New York nightlife titans salute James Brown, the most titanic of them all
Desco Records and Breakestra Put Funk Back on the Good Foot