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Brooklyn Rail Highly Selective Music Events

A thoughtful, discerning, and carefully compiled list of the most notable, promising and unique musical events for the month of September in New York City.

The Malagasy Underground

A great musician passed through New York this spring but, as with many artists in this spoiled city, he didn’t draw as much attention as he deserved.

All Roads (And Genres) Lead To TIGUE

Instrumental music, when expertly crafted, often shimmers with something beneath its surface, a spring-loaded energy set for flight. Without words to act as release, the body turns to other solutions—dance, most notably, but in the case of Brooklyn-based band TIGUE, perhaps something more surreal.

Immaculate Conception by No Collective

I once heard a performance-studies scholar explain the difference between performance art and theater as that between presentation and representation. She was wrong.


It was a summer filled with music, art, poetry, and violence. May, June, July saw such an upsurge in the latter—what was one to do but submerge oneself in the former? Here’s a taste as I sit in my overcrowded mess, indulging in some Andrew Hill solo piano.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2016

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