Third Coast Percussion
MoMA Sculpture Garden
Thursday, August 9
Better than: Watching almost any contemporary DJ, since Cage was mixing vinyl and live radio with live performance before World War II.
Some 69 years ago in 1943 (more than a decade before the first issue of the Village Voice was pub ... More >>
Alarm Will Sound
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Sunday, July 15
Better than: Two hours' silence.
John Cage's Song Books looms large in the legend of Alarm Will Sound, which coalesced at the Eastman School of Music in 2000 following a student performance of the 1970 musical-theater tour de fo ... More >>
Leave it to Brooklyn to host the first food-book fair, which will bring the intellectuals of the food world together under one space. It's a voracious reader's dream.
"We have people coming down from Vermont and from San Francisco," founder Elizabeth Thacker Jones says. "It's really a community tha ... More >>
2012 MATA Festival
Friday, April 20
Better than: Figuring out how to play the Koyaanisqatsi German Blu-ray on an American TV.
Between Charles de Gaulle interpreted by a coloratura soprano, a Deliverance-style duel pitting a player piano against a live pianist, and a 13-piece chamber suite ... More >>
It's been a big year for composers and milestone birthdays. Sound Of The City has spent much of the year covering the 75th birthday celebrations for composer Philip Glass (which will continue next weekend when Glass plays the Temple Of Dendur with Tim Fain), and now it's time to celebrate the 100th ... More >>
Grouper at Neon Marshmallow.
Neon Marshmallow NYC
Better than: Bumming about Kim and Thurston.
"Yeah, he was pretty much just sitting there, watching his .wav files," somebody noted to a late-arriving friend, recounting a Friday set at this weekend's Neon Marshmallow ... More >>
When this isn't the cover of your single, but something that reasonably comes up in a Google Image Search for your band name, there is a problem.
As much as we love local music, New York bands have a long, inglorious history of naming themselves totally stupid shit--romanticize the glory days of CB ... More >>
Hot Doug's is the darling of Chicago's hot dog scene, an untraditional purveryor of tube steaks in a town whose main squeeze, dog--wise, is an intensely red, artificially colored, Vienna Red Hots frank with a catalog of pile-ons that even I can't remember, and I'm stone cold sober right now. (L ... More >>