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Steve Smith
Jackson Heights, NY
Word wrangler. Proud papa. Conspicuous consumer of music, live and otherwise.
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the October 15, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates October 10-16. The bug that lately has prevented venues from appearing with listings online is still doing its... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the October 1, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates September 26-October 2. I don't have any clue why the venues are not mentioned in these online listings... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at Night After Night
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From November 2009: I've spotted Missy Mazzoli at the Met for House of the Dead. One day I'll be here to hear her. Bank on it. — Steve Smith (@nightafternight) November 25, 2009 From December 2009: From today's issue of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Night After Night
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Sept. 10-23, 2018 Richard Wagner - Die Walküre - Astrid Varnay, Gré Brouwenstijn, Ramón Vinay, Hans Hotter, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra/Joseph Keilberth (Testament; 1955/2006) Dialog Tapes II by Various Artists Various artists - Dialog Tapes II (Eilean; 2018) Dialog Tapes II... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the August 6/August 13, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates August 1-14. [This event took place at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine; link.] [This... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the July 30, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates July 25-31. [This event took place in the Glass Box Theater at the New School; link.] [This event... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the September 10, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates September 5-11. No, your eyes do not deceive you: Each of these events happens on September 7 (though... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the September 3, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates August 29-September 4. [link] [This event took place at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth; link.] [This event took... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Night After Night
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I wrote for the Village Voice only one time, very early in my professional career, at the tail end of the full-time jazz journalism stage that preceded my return to classical music after around five years of estrangement. The article... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the August 27, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates August 22-28. [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the August 20, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates August 15-21. [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Night After Night
THREE MINUTES until @DetroitSymphony live webcast of two new pieces, Roshanne Etezady's 'Diamond Rain' and @chriscerrone Violin Concerto (with the fabulous @JenniferKoh1), plus Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique,' all conducted by @PeterOundjian here: https://t.co/78LDdjtX9F #DSOLive pic.twitter.com/GH8g0Yb7yf — Steve Smith (@nightafternight) May 26, 2018... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Night After Night
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MFCS K | Tim Feeney - Burrow by Marginal Frequency Tim Feeney - Burrow (Marginal Frequency; 2018) Autobiography (Music from Wayne McGregor's Autobiography) by Jlin Jlin - Autobiography (Planet Mu; due Sept. 28, 2018) R.E.M. - Monster (Warner Bros.; 1994)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Night After Night
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July 2-8, 2018 Electrocardiographs of a Cathode Ray Tube by Stephen Cornford Stephen Cornford - Electrocardiographs of a Cathode Ray Tube (A Wave Press; 2018) Glorias Navales Presenta El Blues de Istvan by Glorias Navales Glorias Navales - Glorias Navales... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the July 23 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates July 18-24. [link] [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Night After Night
A thread from Twitter, begun as a simple response to someone else's tweet on Thursday… Jobs I did before full-time professional* journalism: Babysitter Floor cleaning/maintenance Busboy Dishwasher Kitchen prep Record store clerk Radio program host Publicist (* but also wrote... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the July 9/July 16 double issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates July 4-17. [link] [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Night After Night
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King Crimson - The Elements 2018 Tour Box (DGM; 2018) sleep like it's winter by Jim O'Rourke Jim O'Rourke - sleep like it's winter (Newhere; 2018) Opalescence by Norbert Rodenkirchen / Robbie Lee / James Ilgenfritz Norbert Rodenkirchen/Robbie Lee/James Ilgenfritz... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the July 2 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates June 27 through July 3. [link] [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Night After Night
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Gavin Bryars - The Fifth Century; Two Love Songs - The Crossing/Donald Nally, Prism Quartet (ECM; 2017) Blurred Music by Biliana Voutchkova / Michael Thieke Biliana Voutchkova/Michael Thieke - Blurred Music (elsewhere; due July 5, 2018) Musique pour le lever... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Night After Night
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The Girl's ongoing journey through music, with The Dad taking notes. Let’s Eat Grandma I, Gemini (Transgressive; 2016) [before I’ve said a word] “I really like this part of the music, Daddy. I really like the voices. What is this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Night After Night
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AMM - The Crypt - 12th June 1968 (Matchless; 2008; digital via Otoroku) AMM - An Unintended Legacy (Matchless; 2018) Sleep Concert at Gray Area, 24 Feb 2018 by Robert Rich Robert Rich - Sleep Concert at Gray Area, 24... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the June 25 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates June 20 through 26. Click on the image to go to the related page on the New Yorker website. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Night After Night
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I believe that our culture (and by “our culture” I’m talking about North America, and perhaps also Europe, to some extent) has undergone a fundamental shift. Expertise is no longer much valued in the cultural sphere; rather, it seems that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Night After Night
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William Schuman - Symphony No. 9 ("The Ardeatine Caves") - Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy (RCA Red Seal; 1971) Lili Boulanger - D'un soir triste - BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier (Chandos; 1999) erased de kooning by vanessa rossetto Vanessa Rossetto - erased... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Night After Night