In 2012, the Voice doled out honors to David Earl Buddin, tabbing him New York's Best Composer for very good reason: he's a beer-swillin', chain-smokin', gloriously prolific pioneer of electronic music and ringleader of the honky tonkin' trio of high rolling drunkards, American Liberty League.
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This week, the Voice rounded up Weasel Walter's nationwide community of avant-gardist outsiders who both record for his boldly avant-garde label ugEXPLODE and collaborate with the iconoclast-about-town. The names are staggering and represent the most intrepid of musicians working in the experimental ... More >>
Sam Hilmer is one of the purveyors of daring, free-minded, sound-manipulating experimentalist local outfit Zs, and it's fitting that the seriously bearded saxophonist would refute the generic "post-minimalist, neo-no wave, industrial noise" descriptor tossed at the band he shares with guitarist extr ... More >>
Andy Newcombe/FlickrEver since Weasel Walter relocated to Brooklyn a few years back, no wave's ambidextrous enfant terrible has been almost obnoxiously busy. His countless performances at Death By Audio, Zebulon and Issue Project Room have single-handedly made our loft-punk and freak-jazz sho ... More >>
Peter GannushkinClarinetist and composer Jeremiah Cymerman cuts and cuts and cuts a maddening line between free improv and musique concrète, creating glitched-out landscapes from recycled performances. His second album for Tzadik, Fire Sign (out August 30), is like a night at the Stone remix ... More >>
For more than a decade, cellist Okkyung Lee has been an integral figure in New York's experimental music scene. The Korean native moved to Manhattan in 2000 after studying at Boston's Berklee College of Music and quickly became a fixture at venues such as Tonic and the Stone; she played with ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. This is a compilation of 2009's best local music, lovingly curated by YIMBY columnist Christopher R. Weingarten
Your curator this evening, lost in the Death By Audio maze. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.Ne ... More >>
In the week we learned to our deep and lasting dismay what a Gummibar is, we counted down the worst songs of the '00s with the newly relocated F2K crew--peruse if you dare but do not blame us when you come in contact with something like "I Am Your Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song)," or are ina ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Photo by C. Neil Scott Queens trumpeter Peter Evans blats on the bleeding edge of out-jazz while also circling the fringes of noise-punk, sound design, and Rothko-like colors of pure tone. Although ... More >>