Lucid Culture

JAZZ, CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY

Sites We Like

Visit our new, crazier younger sister blog, New York Music Daily!

Here’s some other favorites:

All About Jazz New York

Archive.org – your source for free concert downloads

Artcal.net – art openings around NYC

Awesome Tapes from Africa

The Beefstock Festival – upstate New York’s annual edgy music extravaganza dedicated to the memory of NYC firefighter Darren Bohan, killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Brooklyn Country – great country music around NYC

Concerts and events in NYC public spaces and buildings

Feast of Music – new music/the avant garde, opera and the occasional trendoid band in NYC

Free Music Archive – all kinds of surprising stuff

Gallery Guide

The Gigometer NYC live music calendar specializing in Americana roots and singer/songwriters

Gotham Early Music Scene

Harlem One Stop events page

I-94 Bar – excellent Radio Birdman and garage rock fansite

Jazz Lives – Michael Steinman’s lyrical, knowledgeable jazz blog with tons of great live video

Jemsite – everything for guitarists and guitar fans

Steve Kilbey’s blog – hilarious and insightful commentary from the greatest rock songwriter alive.

Ines Kuusick’s nifty NYC jazz blog

Myfreeconcert – free concerts around NYC – not as comprehensive as us, but sometimes they hear about stuff before we do.

My Open Bar – places to meet alcoholics who have no money

Nextmosh – THE source for heavy metal in NYC

New York Tango – where to find a milonga in NYC

NYCarts.org concert calendar

NYC Bluegrass calendar of concerts and jams

Ohmyrockness – indie rock calendar and venues list

Peoples’ Symphony Concerts – cheap classical concerts around NYC

Punknotprofit awesome punk rock classics and obscurities

Q2 cool classical and avant garde radio for people sick to death of Brahms and Mozart

Radio Luxotone very cool rock stream from the insurgent Chicago label

Roots & Blues in New York

Search and Restore NYC live music calendar

The Soda Shop – stoner music heaven

Tubeify – are you on Tubeify? The ultimate search engine for youtube music.

Vanishing New York dedicated to all remaining good things in NYC being destroyed by Bloomberg, the trendoids, developers and yuppies from out of state.

Viva Les Bootlegs rock and metal concert recordings

Wolfgang’s Vault of rare classic rock shows

World Village Music – global sounds from a classy label

Steve Wynn’s website with music and commentary by the king of noir rock

September 19, 2010 Posted by | Art, avant garde music, classical music, concert, country music, experimental music, folk music, funk music, gospel music, irish music, jazz, latin music, Live Events, middle eastern music, Music, music, concert, New York City, rap music, reggae music, rock music, soul music, world music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Song of the Day 2/6/10

The best 666 songs of alltime countdown continues every day, all the way to #1. Saturday’s song is #173:

Bowdoin Rocks – Waiting for the Breakdown

While students at Bowdoin College, bassist/singer Wendi Mitchell and keyboardist Alan Walker (later of the Brilliant Mistakes) recorded a lo-fi demo of this haunting, artsy pop gem. Years later, Walker’s ex-bandmate George Reisch of Luxotone Records would add some badly needed guitar and suddenly an underground classic was born. The link in the title above is the stream at radio luxotone.

February 6, 2010 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert, rock music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Song of the Day 1/9/10

So much for New Year’s resolutions – our attempt to bring back a daily post here at the site, at least as we count down our Top 666 Songs of Alltime list one step closer #1, took a nosedive when our internet connnection went out yesterday. So here’s today’s song, #201:

Bobby Vacant & the Weary – Never Looking Back

Our pick for best song of 2009, it’s tersely metaphorical, bitter yet defiant to the end, the high point of the expat American songwriter’s darkly intense album Tear Back the Night. And the lyric at the end sounds unmistakably like, “Went from my home, went from my friends, went from the land where the polygraph spins.” The link above is the stream at Radio Luxotone.

If you really want to know what yesterday’s song was supposed to be, click on the Top 666 list link above and find out. And by the way, in case you’re a newcomer here, we do a lot more than just have fun with a bunch of lists of good songs. Reviews of psychedelic rock in the West Village, latin music of all strange and wonderful sorts in Tribeca coming up along with a bunch of great rock, soul, jazz and indescribable vocal music cds coming up in the next week. If we can get online. Stay tuned.

January 9, 2010 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert, rock music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment