Steve Smith

Music Editor, Time Out New York

Steve Smith appears in the following:

Nanci Griffith Has Died. The Texas Singer-Songwriter Was 68

Friday, August 13, 2021

She was celebrated in folk and country-music circles for her crystalline voice and storytelling skill.


Peter Rehberg, Influential Electronic Musician And Label Head, Has Died At 53

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Recording as Pita and under his own name, Peter Rehberg made groundbreaking albums and pursued diverse collaborations, and he documented a flourishing experimental scene on his Editions Mego label.


Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Strokes Rock Vaccinated New Yorkers In June

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Well ahead of a celebratory Central Park concert announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio for August, New York City's venues are coming back in June for vaccinated audiences.


Charles Grodin, Star Of 'Beethoven' And 'Midnight Run,' Has Died At 86

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The Pittsburgh-born actor was known for his awkward manner and sharp intelligence. In addition to performing, Grodin wrote and delivered commentaries, and was a regular guest on late-night television.


Guest Host Erin McKeown's 'Daily Rituals'; A Black Sabbath Primer; The Handsome Family Live

Friday, June 28, 2013

In this episode: Guest host and musician Erin McKeown discusses the daily routines and schedules of artists like George Gershwin, Steve Reich, Gertrude Stein and Ludwig van Beethoven with author Mason Currey, whose new book is called "Daily Rituals: How Artists Work." 

Plus: Writer and so-called "Sabbathologist" Steve Smith gives Erin McKeown a lesson in Black Sabbath 101, after the band's new album 13 was the number one album in the country last week. 

And: The Handsome Family -- led by the husband and wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks -- have been making their idiosyncratic Americana for more than twenty years.  The band visits us in the studio to play songs from their latest album, called Wilderness.

Erin McKeown Listens To Black Sabbath For The First Time

Friday, June 28, 2013

Writer and so-called "Sabbathologist" Steve Smith gives Erin McKeown a lesson in Black Sabbath 101, after the band's new album 13 was the number one album in the country last week. 

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Best of 2011: Steve Smith

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The last time that Time Out New York music editor Steve Smith joined us, he was defending music streaming services like Spotify in one of our Soundcheck Smackdowns. This time, he joins us without his metaphorical boxing gloves to share his top ten picks of the year, from an album of gender-bending arias to new music from an abrasive and avant-garde hip hop project.




Smackdown: Spotlight on Streaming

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The arrival of the new digital music service Spotify in the U.S. has been heralded as a low-cost way to expose lots of listeners to new music. But what do the artists behind the music get out of it? First, we're joined by Billboard writer Glenn Peoples to take a look at what streaming services like Spotify actually put into artists’ pockets. Then, the smacking down can begin - Time Out New York editor Steve Smith and musician Ben Allison debate whether these services are truly worth it in the end for musicians.

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The Don't-Miss Concerts of Summer 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Now that you're ready to navigate the summer concert season safely, it's time to get out your day planner and start sketching out your summer concert calendar. Time Out New York music editor Steve Smith joins us to give us a preview of what not to miss during New York's warm-weather concert season.


A Look Back At Classical Music In 2010

Friday, December 31, 2010

Time Out New York Music Critic Steve Smith's list of the year's best in classical music.


The Best of 2010...So Far

Thursday, July 08, 2010

With 2010 halfway over, Soundcheck's music critics have selected the top 10 must-listen recordings of the year so far. Joining us to look at the period from January through June are Maura Johnston, freelance music writer, and Steve Smith, music editor of Time Out New York.

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Big Business/Big Egos

Monday, September 24, 2007

Business consultants David Marcum and Steven Smith explain how ego and humility must balance for effective leadership in their new book, egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability) (Fireside Books, 2007).

egonomics is available for purchase at

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