The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madness--in which we determine the quintessential New York musician--launches this morning with a series of polls. Up for debate this time: Hip-hop pioneer Kool Herc and the brassy yet divine Bette Midler. Check out the arguments in favor ... More >>
Gang Gang Dance (DJ Set) w/ Lunice, Miracles Club, Laurel Halo
Saturday, July 23
Better than: Your average art-museum function.
Most show reviews you've been reading over the last week have probably begun with, or at least nodded towards, the extreme heat we've been working through ... More >>
A few weeks ago, the music writer Dave Tompkins took a podium in one of NYU's many windowless annexes to promote his upcoming book, How To Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder From World War II To Hip-Hop. Behind him was a still from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms frozen on the projector screen. In ... More >>