In 2010, this poll had a high voter-count of 712. In 2013, only 457 critics filed ballots (offset slightly by the percentage of completed ballots rising from 66 percent to 75 percent). The results, however, are rather similar. In both years Kanye West won handily, appearing on more than a third of a ... More >>
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Julia Holter hits Music Hall of Williamsburg
Better Than: That unimprovised Paisley/Cool J duet. The format, in case you missed the emails, flyers, and Red Bull Music Academy promotional newspapers being handed out around the city, went something like this: One performer took the stage. He or she played for five minutes, at which point anothe ... More >>
Kim Gordon, ?uestlove, Andrew Bird and Andrew W.K. walk into a Masonic Temple ... these are the 10 best shows in NYC this week.
A night of musical collisions
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
The Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival began last weekend, and it runs through March. The performers, which include Deerhoof, Julia Holter, Laurel Halo and the JACK Quartet, were selected because they occupy the "fertile terrain between classical and popular music." Among these so-called ... More >>
Weak consensus versus inspiring diversity
Tombstones, a collection of songs guitarist and composer Michael Pisaro describes as "an indeterminate, experimental piece for voice," has been a work-in-progress for the past six years. Nine of the 20 songs by the CalArts professor and leading figure of the Wandelweiser Group (an international grou ... More >>
Julia Holter (le) poisson rouge Tuesday, March 6 Better than: A night at the symphony. In the 1980s, New York icon Laurie Anderson charted the territory between contemporary classical and pop with records made for the art world but in possession of a mainstream sensibility, and performances made ... More >>