Pedro Reyes has one of the most unusual artist’s studios you could ever find: a warehouse full of firearms, nearly 7,000 of them. Machine guns, shotguns, and grenade launchers are part of the inventory. Reyes was offered these guns — confiscated from criminals — by a government ...
A look (and listen) at emerging artists from São Paulo's independent music scene, a vibrant and exciting music community inside the vast metropolis.
Janka Nabay calls himself “the Bubu king.” The Sierra Leonean musician took an ancient style of Muslim ritual music and transformed it into pop, using keyboards and drum machines. The new style made Nabay a national star. But after he fled Sierra Leone’s civil war, Nabay fell into ...
V.V. Brown brings her soul-inflected U.K. pop sound to Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on Tuesday night. Download her upcoming single "Children" here.
The United Kingdom electronic beat wizard SBTRKT brings his inimitable post-dubstep party anthems to Bowery Ballroom Monday night. Download "Wildfire" here.
Dragon of Zynth is one of the African-American fronted bands killing the rock game today. Catch the band's Halloween show at 92Y Tribeca this Saturday and download the brand-new "No Keep Asunder," exclusively leaked to WNYC here.
The four ladies of the Real Vocal String Quartet sing their post-classical string folk with violins strapped under their chins. Catch them at Drom Thursday night, or download the group's "Farewell to Spring" here.
After 70 years of neglect, the stuffed animals at the American Museum of Natural History’s North American mammal room are finally getting the spa treatment they deserve. The museum is in the middle of a $2.5 million dollar restoration of the exhibit’s 29 dioramas, which first opened to the public in 1942.
The Tourism Development and Investment Company, a state-run United Arab Emirates development company responsible for building the Frank Gehry-designed museum, has retracted its call for contractors to do cement work on the museum.
Delfeayo Marsalis may be the lesser-known of the Marsalis jazz dynasty, but that doesn't mean he doesn't play a nasty trombone. He performs at Symphony Space on Monday night. Download his "Eastern Standard Time" for free here.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra may have began as Internet hype, but now the group's a force to be reckoned with. Catch them at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday and download their "Ffunny Ffrends" here for free.
The indie-to-major label sensation Portugal. The Man brings its delicate Alaskan psychedelia to Terminal 5 Thursday night. Download "So American" here for free.
A collection of almost 15,000 objects, magazines, songbooks, newspaper clippings and documents relating to The Boss has found a new home at Monmouth University, located near the Jersey Shore watering holes where Springsteen first performed as a young musician.
Property owners are moving to change an old zoning law that has allowed anti-Wall Street protesters to camp out in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan around the clock.
Sea scallop ceviche, Penang beef curry, and shredded chicken over mole sauce: these are just a few of the dishes being served at "A Taste of Sunnyside,” a food festival and tasting event taking place on Tuesday evening at a community center in Western Queens.
The Dutch indie rockers Alamo Race Track plays the Mercury Lounge on Monday night. Download the band's bouncy single "Apples" for free here.
Malian legend Sidie Touré plays a free concert of his Songhai desert blues at BAMcafé Friday night. Download his hypnotic "Bon Koum" here.
In a letter to NASA, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown urged NASA to reconsider its decision to award the retired Enterprise shuttle to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum because of reports that the Intrepid is changing its original plans to house the shuttle.
Downtown post-bossa composer Vinicius Cantuária kicks off a long weekend of concerts at the Jazz Standard Thursday night. Download his gorgeous "Quase Choro" here, featuring Bill Frisell and Brad Mehldau.
At long last, a decades-old arts education group has a permanent home uptown. On Tuesday night, the National Dance Institute will inaugurate its first-ever headquarters in central Harlem, complete with studios and a 175-seat performance space.