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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 memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears. Landmarks by Celer + Forest Management Celer + Forest Management - Landmarks (Constellation Tatsu; 2018) Henry Threadgill - The Complete Novus and Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Night After Night
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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears. Within / Without by Kyle Landstra Kyle Landstra - Within / Without (Muzan Editions; 2018) Clara de Asís - Do Nothing (Another Timbre; 2018) Bruno Duplant -... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Night After Night
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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears. Tom Carter - 58 Minutes Over Brussels (self-released Bandcamp subscriber exclusive; 2018) Bobby Previte - Rhapsody (RareNoise; 2018) Sonar with David Torn - Vortex (RareNoise; 2018) Retroactions... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Night After Night
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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears. Sarah Hennies - Fleas (Ultraviolet Light; 2018) Travelling by Muyassar Kurdi Muyassar Kurdi - Travelling (No Rent; 2018) Lilliput by riverrun riverrun - Lilliput (self-released; 2018) D’Agala... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Night After Night
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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears. Frank Zappa - The Yellow Shark - Ensemble Modern/Peter Rundel (1993/2012; Barking Pumpkin/Zappa Family Trust) Roman Grygoriv & Illia Razumeiko - IYOV - Maryana Golovko, Anna Marych,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Night After Night
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A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears. Chaya Czernowin - Hidden (Wergo; 2018) > Adiantum Capillus-Veneris - Inbal Hever; Hidden - JACK Quartet The Bad Plus - These Are the Vistas (Columbia; 2003) Orrin... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Night After Night
Digging in deep, really deep, to compile year-end lists is both exhilarating and exhausting, illuminating and intimidating. Crucial challenge: Recall the impact of things that happened many months ago, then balance against impact of things that just happened.— Steve Smith... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Night After Night
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Seth Parker Woods. Photograph: Michael Yu Four years ago, I started a weekly series on this blog titled Wandelwatching, devoted to news and essays about composers of the Wandelweiser Group, a loosely knit global collective inspired by post-Cagean ideas concerning... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the December 10, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates December 5-11. (Click on any listing to enlarge it.) [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the December 3, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates November 28-December 4. (Click on any listing to enlarge it.) [link] [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the November 26, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates November 21-27. (Click on any listing to enlarge it.) [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the November 19, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates November 14-20. (Click on any listing to enlarge it.) [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the November 12, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates November 7-13. (Click on any listing to enlarge it.) [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the December 17, 2018 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates December 12-18. (Click on any listing to enlarge it.) [link] Fun fact: Editors excised two words from the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Night After Night
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The Girl's continuing journey through music, with The Dad taking notes. Yes Relayer (Atlantic; 1974) The Girl has basked to Berg, cavorted to Cecil Taylor, and washed to Willie Nelson. So tonight, we went deep. One-word verdict on Relayer by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at Night After Night
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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