February 17

Moldy Oldies

One of the wonders of life in New York City is that the intimacy of each individual relationship can become enhanced by the contrasting vastness of our 300-square-mile metropolis and its staggering 8.4 million residents. As if we needed a reminder, the pricelessness of human contact is more apparent now than it has been in […]

February 08

BCF Select Livestreams – Week of 2.8.21

A selection of livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 @ 7pm – John Platt’s On Your Radar @ Facebook/YouTube. WFUV host John Platt hosts a monthly program where he introduces a phenomenal set of artists. This month will feature Alisa Amador, True North, and Phil Henry. […]

February 01

BCF Select Livestreams – Week of 2.1.21

A selection of livestreams/shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 @ 7pm – Monday Night Muses @ Facebook. Ladybeast Songwriter Rorie Kelly hosts a Monday Night livestream on Facebook. this week’s guest is fellow Ladybeast Nico Padden. (Event)— Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 @ 7pm – Roomful of […]

January 26

KNABLE GAZING: Antifolk This

Or, Reckoning with Someone Else’s Antifolk Playlist* On February 5, Ain’t I Folk? Weemayk Music Covers Antifolk Classics drops on BandCamp followed by a February 17 drop on all streaming services. Its lead single is Herman Düne’s “Futon Song” as covered by Cucaracha, a.k.a. Cockroach. ///**// Cockroach, I remember ye well. Hunched and buggy with […]

January 11

BCF Select Livestreams – Week of 1.11.21

A selection of livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.

January 08

Knable Gazing: Talker-Songwriters in the Age of COVID

I have a secret dream that’s not so secret anymore because I’ve told too many people about it. I want to be a late night talk show host. Somewhere between Steve Allen and David Letterman, with a twist of Wallace Shawn from My Dinner with Andre. I have actually been fortunate enough to dabble with […]

January 05

BCF Select Livestreams – Week of 1.4.21

A selection of livestreams from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.

January 04

The Localist: The Return of Scam Services, A Public Service Announcement

The underground music world is buzzing from a recent mass casualties event in which many musicians have had songs delisted by Spotify because of an algorithm designed to remove songs that have been boosted by artificial plays via bots and fake plays. I won’t get into all the issues that one might have with a […]

December 28

BCF Select Livestreams/Shows – Week of 12.28.20

A selection of livestreams/shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week.

December 26

The Localist: Public Service As A Genre

I want to reconfigure public attitudes towards artists who write outside of the industry and proposed the term “pro bono musician” the other day but I think the concept deserves some more thought and I’m proposing that we have a genre term which I will call Public Service Musician. By Public Service Musician, I refer […]