Last week we talked about - and asked you for - the worst band names. Now SPIN is offering a list of the Best Band Names – and we are not impressed.
Last night, passersby at Times Square were treated to the sight of close to 200 people standing in the middle of the plaza singing classical choral music. (Soundcheck’s technical director Irene Trudel was one of the sopranos.) Our friends at NPR Music had asked Philip Glass to turn his song "New Rule," originally for soprano solo and instrumental ensemble, into a choral piece. That version had its premiere, right there in Times Square.
But it’s what happened after the Glass premiere that made this event so memorable.
Summer’s coming, and the battle for Song of the Summer isn’t far behind. In fact, this year, it may already be over.
Enjoy three Webcasts of the New York Philharmonic's ground-breaking CONTACT! new music series with works by Elliott Carter, Michael Jarrell and Pierre Boulez. Tuesday at 3pm, Wednesday at 7pm and Saturday at 10am.
A preview of a big, brassy, surprising project.
It’s hard enough to come up with a good band name. It’s even harder to come up with one that’s memorable – for the right reasons, anyway. But sometimes, a band name just stinks. We want to hear the worst of 'em!
When it comes to band names, there’s a fine line between Creative Thinking and Desperate Disaster.
One punk icon acknowledges another, even more extreme one.
Three new songs you should know about, from John Schaefer.
Patti Smith’s latest album, Banga, is her first since winning the 2010 National Book Award for her acclaimed memoir, Just Kids. Now, reaching out to a far larger potential audience than any she’s had before, the original High Priestess of Punk returns with an album that’s full of poetic invention, allusions to explorers and journeys both literal and metaphysical, and a surprising amount of pop culture references.
Listen to - and watch - the latest from David Longstreth and co.
AJ Jacobs, Bob Dylan, and snobs
Just like a band on tour pulls off the road and heads into the recording studio, Soundcheck will spend the summer off the air creating something new. We'll return after Labor Day with a new evening timeslot, a new and expanded digital presence, and a lineup of terrific live events.
John Schaefer's response to Spin's List of 100 Greatest Guitarists