Lucid Culture



Welcome to Lucid Culture, a New York-based music blog active since 2007. You can scroll down for a brief history and explanation of what we do here. To help you get around this site, here are some links which will take you quickly to our most popular features:

If you’re wondering where all the rock music coverage here went, it’s moved to our sister blog New York Music Daily.

Click here for our front page, where you’ll find the ten most recent writeups.

Our exhaustive, constantly updated guide to over 200 New York City music venues

Our most popular music reviews since 2007

Our 1000 Best Albums of All Time countdown

A big hit in 2008-2009, the 666 Best Songs of All Time page

This link will take you directly to the most recently updated NYC Live Music Calendar, which has also migrated to New York Music Daily.

Our archives since day one

How to get your music reviewed here

Links to our favorite blogs

Our music index and subcategory indices

Our FAQs and Marginalia page


April, 2007 – Lucid Culture debuts as the online version of a somewhat notorious New York music and politics e-zine. After a brief flirtation with blogging about global politics, we begin covering the dark fringes of the New York rock scene that the indie rock blogosphere and the corporate media find too frightening, too smart or too unfashionable. “Great music that’s not trendy” becomes our mantra.

2008-2009 – jazz, classical and world music become an integral part of coverage here. Our 666 Best Songs of All Time list becomes a hit, as do our year-end lists for best songs, best albums and best New York area concerts.

2010 – Lucid Culture steps up coverage of jazz and classical while rock lingers behind.

2011 – one of Lucid Culture’s founding members creates New York Music Daily, a blog dedicated primarily to rock music coverage from a transgressive, oldschool New York point of view, with Lucid Culture continuing to cover music that’s typically more lucid and cultured.

2012-13 – Lucid Culture eases into its current role as New York Music Daily’s jazz and classical annex.

2014-16 – still going strong…thanks for stopping by!