Updated more or less weekly: here’s what’s on the calendar, subject to change if there’s train trouble:

  • a look back at a maddeningly provocative album by a star of the avant garde vocal demimonde
  • epic, psychedelic spacerock
  • this guitarslinger has been playing searing solos since his teenage days with a cult favorite CBGB postpunk band
  • a new collaboration from a rare jazz pedal steel player
  • a rare NYC appearance by one of the most innovative trumpeters on the West Coast
  • a rare free outdoor show by one of the world’s most fascinating, cutting-edge microtonal string quartets
  • a new voice in hauntingly atmospheric, Lynchian rock
  • a wildly psychedelic new album by one of the most legendary Peruvian cumbia bands from the 70s
  • this famous bassist’s son has outdone his dad at dark, cinematic sounds
  • The September concert calendar gets updated every day, but there will be a new one for October on 10/1
  • Every October, this blog celebrates Halloween all month long. Exactly what you’re going to find here this year is still up in the air, but it’s going to be more diverse than the usual mix of ghoulish heavy metal, folk noir and horror film soundtracks. Check back on October 1 and every day of the month to see what other creepy things are crawling around!
  • The Best Albums of the Year playlist and Best NYC Concerts of 2018 page are live now…the Best Songs of the Year page is next!