These are the best jazz shows in NYC in December.
Dearly Beloved, you are gathered here today to read our interview with a writer about a legendary performer. In this corner, Touré: Journalist and thinker for many an outlet (The New Yorker, VIBE, Time.com), and author of Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means to Be Black Now. You perhaps kn ... More >>
Tonight, fans of the Velvet Underground will get to see their idols pay tribute to two of their most revered friends and collaborators--just not on the same stage. At Housing Works, Lou Reed will be celebrating the vinyl and digital re-issue of Allen Ginsberg's FIRST BLUES. Across the East River, Jo ... More >>
John Cale pays tribute to Nico
The Women's Music Summit is a two-day conference at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian where accomplished players like Marnie Stern, Melissa Auf Der Maur, and Meshell Ndgeocello will lead master classes, jam sessions, roundtables, and opportunities to connect, and it's scheduled to take place on Aug ... More >>
The story of Tennessee music is a tale of two cities, really: Nashville and Memphis. But to count out Chattanooga is to ignore the origins of the Impressions, the long-running, socially conscious soul group that launched the careers of Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield. On the street corners of mid-t ... More >>
Robert Glasper Experiment Highline Ballroom Tuesday, February 28 Better than: Sitting at home with the radio. "About what time does ?uestlove finish up at the Fallon show? It couldn't have been that long ago, right?" That query, overheard amid the big beats pumping from the Highline Ballroom's s ... More >>
"Weather" isn't the first Meshell Ndegeocello single to fall into the category of "freak folk," but the album of the same name (Naive) is her first that can be comfortably filed under that genre. Classical and country elements have often enhanced Ndegeocello's melding of jazz, rock, global fu ... More >>
The Topic Prince: pop titan, funk master, scary multi-instrumentalist ("You've got to learn your part," New Power Generation bassist Levi Seacer Jr. told Spin in 1991; "Prince can always come over and play your part"), master songwriter, greatest pop star of the '80s, unending inspiration to ... More >>
She's partial to the occasional $200 bottle of wine (and Sting)
Rockin' out for a girl cause
White Music for Wry People
Using YouTube to beat back critical malaise and bullshit race-baiting arguments
Alicia Keys is still a few albums away from her masterpiece. She'll get there.
Ambitious, worldly pop avoids humorless pomposity
For the week of May 2-8, 2007
Narcissistic brothers of white whine try to regain our interest
Annual Pre-Pazz & Jop Handicappers' CG: Whose faves are whose? Tune in next week . . .
Nervous Rhythms, Chopped-Up Language, Thumping Slapstick Pop
Moby and Merritt Vs. Hitters and Cheerleaders in a Bad Year for Nerds