I haven't seen John Adams' opera The Death of Klinghoffer but I hope to have a chance to do so. Given Adams' public pronouncements, however, I'm finding it doubtful he has genuine insight to share on the subject of terrorism. For those who don't know, The Death of Klinghoffer depicts the 1985 hijac ... More >>
Movie stars, tragedies, and even some laughs
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For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
"It's kind of a blast that comes out of nowhere," is how Jeff Conaway, drums- pulverizing overlord for New York City's brutally loud instro-mental skuzz beasts the Psychic Paramount describes the chaotic scene when the trio erupts into ear-bleeding crusher "Intro/Sp" live in concert. But being rip-f ... More >>
In the grandstand, away from the heat of the Fair Groundsthe horse-racing track that becomes a music stadium for each New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivalstood an exhibit of black-and-white photos that suggested much of the music going on outside. "Faces of Tremé," drawn from 30 years ... More >>
Tinariwen w/Sophie Hunger Webster Hall Saturday, November 19 Better than: Contemplating Gaddafi's other legacies. When Tinariwen leader Ibrahim Ag Alhabib comes out after a few songs sung by bandmate Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni, he shatters any notions of an international cool barrier. Maybe it's ... More >>
The blog Awesome Tapes From Africa delivers on the promise of its name. Founder Brian Shimkovitz launched it as a way to share with his friends some of the cheap cassettes he found while in Ghana (on a Fulbright Scholarship for ethnomusicology), and in the years since it began its audience has since ... More >>
T. Albert Rittmann The mutant mush of Singer is buoyant indie-pop distorted through a prism of molecular synth science. A nebulous whorl like the murky memory of a favorite melody, it's the product of Chicago avant-indie veterans turned Brooklyn blissmakers: Robert Lowe of one-man cloud machi ... More >>
Say hello to the Rhythm of Rajasthan. All pics by Ben.What do you get when you take a dozen or so internationally hailed acts and dump them all in the East Village? The annual mind-expanding musical fete known as globalFEST. Thirteen acts from places as far afield as India and the Congo conve ... More >>
Techno nature-boys get back to the land
Serge Gainsbourg, Lara Croft, blue-collar rapper, Saharan exilemeet Cops
They were all brought over by one incredible aunt who stashed money in her girdle
Afropoppers, geezers, Qur'an readers, and Christians invite your participatory discretion
World-compilation label Putumayo successfully sells high concepts to well-heeled base
Arguments against education, reclaimed punk rants, electropop with staying power
When Who's on First Is What Matters
Freed From Slavery and Terror, Mauritanians Fight for Those Left Behind
How the Times Straddles the Globalization Debate
Bankers, Bono, and Bomb Throwers Battle It Out on the Streets of the Czech Republic
Across Cultures and Centuries
Young Tackle Issues From Playing Fields To Sexual Atrocities
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Boulevard