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Twice the horror, twice the camp
Jewish metal bands hit Littlefield
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With a monstrously flowing godlike beard, multi-instrumental guru Jamie Saft resembles a Hasidic mountain man who should be jamming on meaty blues licks with his beloved ZZ Top instead of the downtown avant-gardist and John Zorn ensemble vet for which he's known. The catch is, dude actually makes hi ... More >>
The members in Illadelphia/Astoria punk-jazz trio Many Arms are quite the busy dudes. Ace guitatorrist Nick Millevoi counts two intrepid solo records under his belt, bassist Johnny DiBlase leads his own skronk-heavy Quartet and provides the low end for jazzmongers Zevious while drummer extraordinair ... More >>
Here's a list of jazz shows happening in the city we think you'll enjoy.
The Joshua Light Show with John Zorn/Lou Reed/Bill Laswell/Milford Graves and Terry Riley/Gyan Riley Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Friday, September 14 Better than: Slippin' into darkness. "Just to watch people in weird shirts playing funny-shaped instruments is not visually on the same ... More >>
Saxophone giant Tim Berne is one forward-thinking renegade who started altering the landscape of jazz in the mid-1970s by wielding his horn and, in a show of then-unheard of DIY vision, launched his own record label. A late bloomer, Berne didn't pick up a sax until his very late teens but upon his ... 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 >>
A guitar tribute to the late Derek Bailey
This week in the Voice I discussed The Little Drummer Boy Challenge, a sort of Frogger pitting your ears against "Christmas creep." The rules are simple: If you haven't heard "The Little Drummer Boy" in any formincluding Justin Bieber's recent, Busta Rhymes-assisted update of the songs ... More >>
Roulette reopens with a bang
Options abound for fans of all inclinations and bank accounts
Humble fish, mighty flavor.Clupeophiles, rejoice! New Catch Holland herring season is nearly upon us, with less than three weeks left until the first shipment arrives at Russ & Daughters on June 8. Last year, the appetizing mecca celebrated with a herring and aquavit pairing at the Roger Smit ... More >>
Last day of a whirlwind jazz project
In 2009, the traditional practice of exchanging physical copies of records for money is a trade that might best be called quixotic. But New Yorkers are stubborn people, and the record store is not dead. Below, the top ten records that sold in the last week at a store near you. Scott FriedlanderMich ... More >>
It's not exactly Tosca, but Astronome--a collaboration between MacArthur-genius director Richard Foreman and MacArthur-genius composer John Zorn--is an opera of sorts. In the piece, currently playing at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Foreman's funhouse mindscape animates Zorn's cacophonous, amusi ... More >>
Richard Foreman and John Zorn team up
Two downtown musicians open a downtown club
CREDIT Lou Reed Highline Ballroom May 5 When newlywed Lou Reed took the stage for the Highline Ballroom's first birthday party in a loose leather shirt that looked less leathery than his 66-year old face, the songwriter spread his arms. It wasn't quite a triumphant acknowledgement, it wasn't quit ... More >>
An invitation to a sweet holiday in other species' mystery