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A Jazz Lover’s Guide to NYC

Barbes, Terra Blues, and The Stone are keeping the city’s jazz tradition alive.

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A Music Lover’s Guide to Brooklyn (Not Just Williamsburg)

From the recently renovated Kings Theatre in Flatbush to the avant garde scene at Roulette, these joints are jumping.

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The Best Archival Albums of 2017 (So Far)

The welcome return of Chris Bell, The Creation, James Luther Dickinson, Raymond Scott, Jaco Pastorius and some vintage Grateful Dead.

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The Best 2017 Albums So Far That You May Have Missed

New releases from artists like Colter Wall, Sunny Sweeney, and Thundercat are among an exciting crop of music this year.

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Like Father, Like Son (or Daughter)

Sean Lennon, Rufus Wainwright, and Amy Allison aren’t the only mighty musical offspring to step outside the shadows of famous parents.