Part of the fun about this blog is that you never know what’s coming next. Believe it or not, there is an actual schedule, a method to the madness, but that’s always in flux, subject to the demands of random everyday crises.

While this page isn’t going to give away any surprises, here’s a peek at what’s on the agenda for the next week* or so, as well as the next few months:

  • Some serious repurposing going on here, building and concretizing a focus that’s less New York-centric and more global in scope. You’ll see a shift toward more album reviews and concert reviews, and less coverage geared toward the local side, as we move further toward the winter, such that winter exists in New York these days…
  • One of this year’s most exciting and cutting-edge albums is by a carnatic choir. That’s right, a choir singing Indian carnatic music, which, traditionally, is a style that has no harmonies. More soon!
  • One of the greatest Texas blues guitarists alive makes a surprise stop in NYC
  • A highly auspicious Brooklyn residency by one of the most haunting Turkish and Balkan bands around
  • Not one but two lush, atmospheric female-fronted art-rock bands
  • A very rare Brooklyn appearance by one of the great noir jazz bands out there
  • Catching up on concerts: uneasy improvisation on eerie, ancient Polish folk themes
  • One of the most enigmatic, entertaining, original jazz singers in NYC
  • Brand-new NYC live music calendar for December and January coming momentarily
  • A look at one of the most magically rustic oldtimey string bands around…

*All of this subject to change

In the long term: on occasion you’ll see something archival, a blast from the past. Remember, this is the secret history of music in NYC.

Believe it or not, your voice can be part of this discussion. This blog aims to serve the needs of as many listeners as possible. What do YOU want to discover here?