For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Dance to Four Tet at Terminal 5
There's a certain level of superstar ubiquity required to earn your own pinball machine. You need to have a long, impressive career, make a couple great albums, have your guitarist recognized on a first-name basis, and generally reach peak popularity in the mid-'80s. At the pinball joint I regular, ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts in the city this week, in no particular order.
The Bad Plus do Stravinsky
Pound as if your life depends on it
The class act returns to New York
Stephanie BergerGlenn Branca Bang On A Can Marathon: Philip Glass, Sun Ra Arkestra, Glenn Branca, Asphalt Orchestra, Talea Ensemble, BOAC All-Stars, JACK Quartet (and many more) Winter Garden, World Financial Center Sunday, June 19 Better than: Any 13-hour stretch of the Northside Festival. ... More >>
© Stefan Cohen Music of Steve Reich Bang on a Can All-Stars and Friends (feat. Bryce Dessner), eighth blackbird, Kronos Quartet, So Percussion Carnegie Hall Saturday, April 30 Better than: The ritual, anniversary replay of news broadcasts from the morning of 9/11. There is no other way to ... More >>
Our weekly rock critic Scan-Tron is totally skipping work to run off to the Unsound Festival! The 10-day experimental music blowout is so enticingly nerd-centric that it makes Northside Festival look like a beer-bong at a frat party. This year's highlights include an appearance by electronic origi ... More >>
The Polish electronic/avant-garde/new-classical bacchanal known as the Unsound Festival has been the pride of Kraków since 2003, luring sonic-minded thrill-seekers the world over with a veritable orgy of umlauts, consonants, and high-minded audio/visual splendor, mixing high-culture chamber- ... More >>
The Belgian choreographer recreates Violin Phase, to Steve Reich
Seattle leaps saucily onto the Joyce Theater stage
Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge wins in Fiction, W.S. Merwin's The Shadow of Sirius in Poetry, Steve Reich's Double Sextet in Music, Lynn Nottage's Ruined in Drama, Douglas A. Blackmon's Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II in Nonficti ... More >>
We fall for dance again and again and again
From Captain Beefheart videos to Yoko Ono puzzlers
A two-choreographer salute to Steve Reich
Try a little of everything at fall dance smorgasbords
A great slew of genre-bending goulash-rockers gracefully emerge from Brooklyn's hipster dust
Eric Richards makes sensuous love to his peculiar sounds
Eliot Feld's performers climb walls and hang from ropes
Wacky profs and aunts celebrate their 25-year-old prophecy
Two European troupes offer smart ideas, deep thoughts, frisky feet, and irreverent play
New Frederic Rzewski Discs Reveal a Thinking Person's Postmodern Music
The Home Team and the Visitors Soothe the Maelstrom
Turning the Century at Lincoln Center
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.