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Why the South Won (the CMJ Music Marathon, That Is)

Marissa Moss | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
Marissa Moss

Last week in NYC, amidst the 15-minute sets of guitar fuzz and vocals sometimes indecipherable from keyboard wahs, at times, the "CM" in CMJ could have stood for Country Music.

Pitchfork Planning New York Festival

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

Pitchfork is planning to take on the New York music scene with a CMJ-esque festival in February 2012. The online music publication has teamed up with ...

Cool Idea: Musicians Turn Abandoned Buildings Into Recording Studios

Greg Mitchell | Posted 08.27.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

I was happy to hear an NPR feature this weekend on Mason Jar Music, a new collective of young producers/musicians in Brooklyn, who have their own twist on getting access to abandoned buildings and recording and filming there.

A Music Maven: Jamming With Emily Zuzik

Laura Cococcia | Posted 08.19.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Cococcia

Emily believes in the power of intuition to guide her, adoring her inspirations, but not a slave to the rules of what must define a songwriter. I'm thrilled to share more about the world behind her story.

A Drumadic Time in New York With William B. Johnson

Lydia Hughes | Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

Wil is jocular and affable, someone who doesn't seem to take himself too seriously. For this reason I made the assumption that his band might be just a little better than amateur. How wrong I was.

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Blacky II Makes It 'Rain Blood'

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BlackyII is Bobby Picciotto, a DJ living in Brooklyn who's been spinning for a few years now and just returned from mini-tour of Puerto Rico. He makes...

Songwriter Michael Sackler-Berner Shimmers And Shines

The Huffington Post | Josh Fleet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Michael Sackler-Berner occasionally lands a gig as an extra on television. Like in 2009, when he played "Band Member #1" on an episode of Law & Order:...

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Thunder And Lightning

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 09.27.2012 | New York

Brent Katz has been performing in New York bands since Giuliani was in power. His first successful outfit the Harlem Shakes, in which Brent played dru...

WATCH: Was There Really A Riot At The Japanther Show?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

JAPANTHER AT THE ROCK AND ROLL CIRCUS from Scott Cramer on Vimeo. Monday's Japanther show at the Big Apple Circus was eventually shut down when the ...

Dig on New York's The Dig

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

The Dig plays sci-fi style rock and mixes it with early indie, so think early REM or Pavement meets Muse or Editors.

The Hunt For The New "New York Noise" | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Like many music-loving New Yorkers, we've been mourning the bizarre disappearance of our favorite NYC TV series: New York Noise. Its weekly dose of cl...

The New York Music Project: Help Map The City In Song!

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Since its founding, New York has been an evergreen inspiration for musicians, from Gershwin to Dylan to the Beastie Boys. "Empire State of Mind," Jay...

Henry R. Kravis Gives New York Philharmonic $10 Million Donation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The New York Philharmonic says it will receive a $10 million gift from philanthropist Henry R. Kravis to endow its composer-in-reside...