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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 September 24, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates September 19-25. (Click on any listing to enlarge it.) [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the September 17, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates September 11-18. (Click on any listing to enlarge it.) [link] [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the November 5, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates October 31-November 6. (Click on any listing to enlarge it.) [link] [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the October 8, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates October 3-9. The bug that lately has prevented venues from appearing with listings online remains at large, so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the October 22, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates October 17-23. The bug that lately has prevented venues from appearing with listings online is still going strong,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the October 29, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates October 24-30. The bug that lately has prevented venues from appearing with listings online has been repaired, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Night After Night
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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