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.
In this week's cover story, about W. Kamau Bell and his hilarious progressive talk show's leap to a four-nights-a-week broadcast schedule, we found excuses to throw in lots of videos of Totally Biased highlights-- but not as many as we wanted. Read More: W. Kamau Bell's Outrageously Funny 'Totally ... More >>
One of rap's most overused cliches is the phrase "my life is like a movie." Significantly much harder to come across are the artists who liken their entire albums to the medium of film. Most recently, Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge teamed up for Twelve Reasons to Die, an album made to sound like ... More >>
Spectrum Road play B.B. King's
SummerStage Honors the Music of Jimi Hendrix Central Park SummerStage Tuesday, June 5 Better than: Exercising, which is apparently what you're supposed to be doing in Central Park. Hendrix was really into covershis live sets were littered with songs by Cream ("Sunshine of Your Love"), Dyla ... More >>
Guitarist Vernon Reid is best known as the leader of the hard rock/metal band Living Colour. Before that, though, he was a fixture on the New York avant-garde scene, blending rock, jazz and noise as a member of drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, duetting with Bill Frisell on the albu ... More >>
Two tributes to a musical icon
Vernon Reid, up to somethingWithout a guide, Winter Jazzfest can make you pretty crazy. On Friday and Saturday night, five venues -- Le Poisson Rouge, Zinc Bar, Kenny's Castaways, Sullivan Hall, and the Bitter End -- will feature a total of 68 short sets (new performers take the stage every h ... More >>
Robert Glasper, bringing along his continuing ExperimentAs we have previously opined, January's annual two-day Winter Jazzfest is one of the season's signature live-music events, packing an ever-expanding number of downtown clubs (five this year) with an ever-expanding cabal of folks inexplic ... More >>
A 12-hour workout for your ears
Confused teens, confused thirtysomethings, and old jazz guys enjoying their dotage
Brain-metal only puzzling when it covers axman's noggin
Black journalism in the pages of the 'Voice'
Come savor the beaty delights of European multiculturalism, Arabski kjuchek included
Tsunami benefits and political parties, oh my! Stars shine.
August precedents, timely details, and timeless novelties you will find nowhere else
Folkies Multiply in a Time When So Many Are Singer-Songwriters and So Few Admit It
Hip-Hop and R&B Artists MIA in Music Industry Struggle
Hippies, Jazzbos, and Beat Junkies Build One Nation Under a Mutant Groove
Blues You Can Use Before History Uses You
Spike Lee Mounts His Revenge on Black Hollywood
Compiled by Ginger Adams Otis
Bewitched, Beloved, and Bewildered