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Shahzad Ismaily teams up with three guitar greats
These are the best jazz shows in NYC this month.
By Ryan Wasoba Bands are collections of people. In any such group, some people will be cooler than others. Even in an uncool rock band, there will be cool people. Here are the six coolest members of uncool bands. Cool? Cool. See also: Top 10 Douchiest Guitarists of All Time
While working in organist Jack McDuff's band in 1979, guitarist Marc Ribot learned not to "hit the obvious note," a guideline he's followed ever since. As a sideman, he's strummed for the likes of Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, the Lounge Lizards, and John Zorn; on his own, he moves from solo guitar to ... More >>
Brooklyn-via-Cali drums heavyweight Ches Smith is a master of percussion, an omnipresent figurehead about town who holds the beats down for the likes of avant-jazz heroes like Marc Ribot, Darius Jones, Trevor Dunn and Mary Halvorson and can also be found pulling all-nighters drumming in Haitian vodo ... More >>
Marianne Faithfull & Marc Ribot City Winery Thursday, March 15 Better than: Stones tributes. If the billing of a stripped-down duo performance between Marianne Faithfull, the 65-year old pop singer, and Marc Ribot, the master guitarist of the downtown jazz scene, seemed too good to be true, it wa ... More >>
Tensions between promoters and musicians underscore this year's slate
Brian Chase (l) and Alan Licht (r) perform at Kenny's Castaways on June 23. Second Annual Undead Jazzfest Kenny's Castaways, Sullivan Hall, (le) poisson rouge, The Bell House, Littlefield, CrossFit Gym, Homage Skateboard Training Facility Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25 Better ... More >>
This jazz festival is a monster
My Chemical Romance go . . . Styx. Photo by Neil Krug.In this week's Village Voice, Brandon Soderberg profiles the 21-year-old rap producer AraabMuzik, Christopher R. Weingarten is not impressed with the new record from My Chemical Romance, Francis Davis praises new efforts from Bill Frisell, ... More >>
Later, dude. Photo by Rob HarvillaIn the week we threw up our hands and named all seven days after Pavement, we celebrated at the now-reunited and finally in New York band's first show at the Williamsburg Waterfront, pitied the plight of scalpers trying to get rid of their tickets, hung out w ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Silent Movies (out now September 28, via Pi) is a gorgeous and insular detour for downtown guitar visionary Marc Ribot, a dude best known for frenetic Tzadik -endorsed aggro-jazz, wild excursions wi ... More >>
There's only one lyric you need to know for Tuesday night: "So like a pimp I'm pimpin'/I got a boat to eat shrimp in." Yes, "Shake Your Rump," among other Paul's Boutique Beastie Boys classics, will be performed by esteemed essayists and rap aficionados Das Racist at Cameo. Continuing this t ... More >>
So here's a strange thing: Next month Insound will release a revamped, partially rerecorded version of Richard Hell and the Voidoids jovially jagged 1982 NYC punk classic Destiny Street, with Robert Quine's original rhythm-guitar tracks overlayed with all-new vocals by Hell and stupendously o ... More >>
In the event you're hoping for a love connection at Harlem megastar Cam'ron's show tonight, know that the guy's idea of foreplay is "Get in the car, and don't touch nothin'/Either we lovin' or I'll see you tomorrow." He's at B.B. King's. Marc Ribot is best known for the shambling licks he contrib ... More >>
...style-morphing guitarist icon extraordinaire
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla visits Booker T. Jones at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where the indomitable MG finally embraces his inner surly rock star. Aidan Levy in praise of Marc Ribot, style-morphing guitarist icon extraordinaire. Jesse Jarnow on the otherworldly ... More >>
Phyllis Little wouldn't leave her apartment in the Bronx until she saw justice done for her nine-year-old granddaughter, raped and murdered in 1998. The police say they have the man who did it, and Little is preparing to go. But her mind isn't settled -- not about Robert Fleming, who insists he's ... More >>
Bid on original pieces by Thurston and Yoko
With Ceramic Dog, the trailblazing guitarist puts the 'Party' in Party Intellectuals
A whole lotta desolate, evocative, engrossing love
At two prominent jazz festivals, bright moments and cloudy forecasts