From the Marcy projects to Flatbush to Coney Island, there's no question that Brooklyn has grown some of the world's finest musical talent. But what's an homage to Brooklyn's best without a mixtape? Here are some of my favorite songs from Brooklynites, born and raised.
A casino resort owned by the Eastern Connecticut Mashantucket Pequot tribe bought a stake in one of Broadway's biggest theaters this week.
The Body Music Festival showcases the capabilities of the human instrument. Take Keith Terry's crash course in body music.
New York City’s northern-most borough isn’t called the Boogie-Down Bronx for nothing. From hip-hop to salsa to funk to doo wop to rock to folk, the borough is packed with musical talent. We had to make some serious calls about which BX-born musicians would make the cut for our “Boogie-Down Mixtape."
African bands Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, Konono No. 1, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, and Burkina Electric perform throughout the city and ensure that New York's focus on Africa continues beyond the World Cup.
The Apples in stereo have been turning out impeccable indie pop tunes for nearly 17 years now. The band’s latest album is something a little different: Travellers in Space and Time is a danceable concept album about time travel. When the band stopped by Studio 360 recently, frontman Robert Schneider ...
Tri-Centric Modeling: Past, Present and Future
Legendary experimental jazz musician, composer, and multi-hyphenate Anthony Braxton, was honored last week on his 65th birthday. The two-night celebration, produced by the non-profit Tri-Centric Foundation, featured an array of contemporary jazz music’s leading lights, including John Zorn, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas and Nicole Mitchell. “If it weren’t for Anthony Braxton,” exclaimed a clearly humbled Zorn said from the stage, “we all wouldn’t be standing here.”
Memphis-bred bassist and composer Stephan Crump is a rising star on the New York music scene and a member of the Vijay Iyer Trio and other ensembles.
On the longest day of the year, there were over 1,000 performances in every borough and in every genre. From professionals to amateurs, electronic musicians to classical music aficianados, New York's latest and most cacophonous celebration, Make Music New York, filled the streets.
Cabaret at a Queens post office, hip-hop at a barber shop in the Bronx, an aqua-opus on the banks of the East River, and ukuleles en masse at the Union Square Green Market.
The World Cup isn’t just a soccer tournament – it’s an worldwide cultural happening. Find out about the best World Cup music, videos, art exhibitions, and books, right here.