My reasons for disliking American Idol are too numerous to list here, but reason No. 1 would have to be – the melisma.
The rising Brooklyn cumbia group Cumbiagra are frequent guests at Barbès, and we've got their most recent set right here.
This week’s picks include one of electronica’s premiere acts, a final document from a deceased giant of African music and a new voice from Brazil.
Since the 1930s, major films have usually sported orchestral scores, some of which used avant-garde classical techniques that drove listeners screaming from the concert halls but which they readily accepted if it accompanied a scene where an actress is stabbed to death in a shower.
Every weekday, we're offering downloadable songs from artists playing in the New York City area that night. Here's one from a Southern band playing rugged, hypnotic pop.