February 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
Two shows New Yorkers are encouraged to see tonight:
For the downtown crowd, the singer-songwriter stage at Rockwood Music Hall will feature Frances Cone, along with her usual band and some guests from the local acoustic folk label Handsome Lady. Earlier this week, Cone released “Come Back,” a debut album casting the vocalist’s intent confessionals with a fine balance of tangy Americana and soul-inspired flourish.
February 10, 2013 § Leave a comment
Dead Kennedys, the storied ’80s punk band of stinging wit and sawtoothed guitar punch, are in New York this week. Led for some time by original guitarist East Bay Ray (the band hasn’t recorded since 1986), they’ll stop at Gramercy Theater on Tuesday (tickets) before wrapping the current East Coast jaunt down in Washington D.C.
February 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
This Saturday, Feb. 9th, Irving Plaza will play host to a clutch of indie rappers headlined by Aesop Rock. Joining him is Rob Sonic, Busdriver and DJ Big Wiz, a compatible list of former Def Jux-affiliates and sometimes collaborators.
February 5, 2013 § Leave a comment
February 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
Rafiq Bhatia and his band will play Glasslands tonight, in Brooklyn. This will be the New York guitarist’s first performance since last month’s Winter Jazzfest, where his quartet was joined by rapper High Priest to reprise a cut from Strata. Our profile explores the formative years that went into that EP and the young composer-bandleader’s first album: both of which are available on Rest Assured, the label Bhatia runs with producer friend Alexander Overington.
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