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Steve Smith
Jackson Heights, NY
Word wrangler. Proud papa. Conspicuous consumer of music, live and otherwise.
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Metallica - Kill 'em All (Remastered Deluxe Box Set) (Megaforce/Blackened; 1983/2016) Kansas - Two for the Show (Kirshner/Legacy; 1978/2008) Bob Bellerue - Radioactive Desire (Elevator Bath; due Aug.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Night After Night Archives
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The Goings On About Town section in The New Yorker has begun a gradual return to its conventional format, with live, in-person events resuming their place among the album reviews and online events that replaced them throughout pandemic quarantine months.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Antiphonals by Sarah Davachi Sarah Davachi - Antiphonals (Late Music; due Sept. 10, 2021) Black Encyclopedia of the Air by Moor Mother Moor Mother - Black Encyclopedia of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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The Goings On About Town section in The New Yorker has begun a gradual return to its conventional format, with live, in-person events resuming their place among the album reviews and online events that replaced them throughout pandemic quarantine months.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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The Goings On About Town section in The New Yorker has begun a gradual return to its conventional format, with live, in-person events resuming their place among the album reviews and online events that replaced them throughout pandemic quarantine months.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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The Goings On About Town section in The New Yorker has begun a gradual return to its conventional format, with live, in-person events resuming their place among the album reviews and online events that replaced them throughout pandemic quarantine months.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… King Crimson - The Elements of King Crimson – Tour Box 2016 (DGM/Panegyric; 2016) John Cage - Number Pieces - Apartment House (Another Timbre; due late July 2021)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… King Crimson - Audio Diary 2014-2018 (DGM/Panegyric; 2019) Seven Sacred Names by Michael Harrison Michael Harrison - Seven Sacred Names - Michael Harrison, Roomful of Teeth, Tim Fain,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Roger Sessions- When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd - Esther Hinds, Florence Quivar, Dominic Cossa, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa (New World; 1977) Ralph Vaughan... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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Vanessa Rossetto (Image: Matthew Revert) Vanessa Rossetto erased de kooning + rocinante Bandcamp; DL only Originally published by National Sawdust Log, May 5, 2017 Everything that’s erased leaves its trace of its passage behind: a point as familiar to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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The Girl's continuing journey through music, with The Dad taking notes. Photograph: Tony Levin King Crimson Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind (DGM, 2016) [during percussion-only intro to "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part 1"] "This is cool... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways (Columbia; 2020) Eiko Ishibashi - Torn Page (Longform Editions; due June 2021) Golden Retriever - Sense of Place (Longform Editions; due... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Genesis - Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA, April 13, 1976 (ROIO; 1976) the nothing of roselight by Jon Hassell Rick Cox Luke Schwartz Jon Hassell/Rick Cox/Luke Schwartz - the... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… See Creatures Too by Lisa Cameron & Sandy Ewen Lisa Cameron & Sandy Ewen - See Creatures Too (Astral Spirits; 2021) smlsnd by Xu & Bill Seaman Xu... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Broken Shadows by BROKEN SHADOWS Tim Berne - Chris Speed - Reid Anderson - Dave King Broken Shadows - Broken Shadows (Newvelle/Intakt; 2019/due May 21, 2021) dueti by... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… claire rousay - gno (self-released subscriber exclusive; 2021) Anthony Braxton - 12 COMP (ZIM) 2017 (Firehouse 12; due June 4, 2021) Anthony Braxton - Quartet (Standards) 2020 (New... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Jean Sibelius - The Complete Symphonies, Orchestral Works - Hallé Orchestra/John Barbirolli (Warner Classics; 2021) Seven Waves by Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani - Seven Waves (Finnadar/Finders Keepers; 1982/2016)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Humanoid by Deiquisitor Deiquisitor - Humanoid (Dark Descent; 2021) An Unexpected Reality by Gatecreeper Gatecreeper - An Unexpected Reality (Closed Casket Activities; 2021) Imperative Imperceptible Impulse [Full Dynamic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Charmaine Lee - KNVF (Erratum Musical; due March 2021) Involution by Dave Seidel Dave Seidel - Involution (XI Records; 2021) Axacan by Daniel Bachman Daniel Bachman - Azacan... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Fifty Five by Dan Trueman Dan Trueman - Fifty Five (Many Arrows Music; 2021) Tucker Dulin/Ben Owen - Cat Guarding Geese (Erstwhile; due March 22, 2021) The Duality... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Rie Nakajima & Akira Sakata - Umihiko Yamahiko (Takuroku; 2021) Tina Jander - Ice Cubes (Takuroku; 2021) Toshimaru Nakamura - Nimb #62 (Takuroku; 2020) Cara Tolmie - LIT... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… a softer focus by claire rousay Claire Rousay - a softer focus (American Dreams; due April 9, 2021) Bob Bellerue - Radioactive Desire (Elevator Bath; due spring 2021)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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A weekly tally of noteworthy things that got stuck in my ears… Anton Bruckner - Symphonies No. 2 in C minor; Symphony No. 8 in C minor; Richard Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude - Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Andris Nelsons (Deutsche... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at The Night After Night Archives
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The Girl's continuing journey through music, with The Dad taking notes. Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life (Motown; 1976) [“Tonight I’m playing you one of mama’s very favorite albums, and it’s one of mine, too.”] “Who is it?”... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2020 at The Night After Night Archives