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April 10

Albums and EP Releases – Week of 4.14.23

As part our Independent Album Release Calendar, we are starting a tradition of a dedicated post about album and EP releases that are happening each week. This week, we have an album from Frankie Sunswept and an EP from Taylor Bradshaw. Thursday, April 13, 2023, Frankie Sunswept releases Pink Noise. Purchase the album on Bandcamp: […]

November 15

BCF Select Shows – Week of 11.14.22

A selection of shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week:

October 26

Doctorates, Duende, and Drive-ins: An Interview with Eric Andersen

Tonight, I’ll be at City Winery New York City enjoying a live performance by The Songpoet himself, Eric Andersen, with special guests Steve Addabbo and Inge Andersen. Andersen is an American writer and singer-songwriter whose peers include Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, and Joni Mitchell, to name a few. Below […]

June 04


Songs about how parents have had their good lives and now it’s entirely their 20-something progenies’ turns piss me off. You would think that would make me hate the AJR concert I went to the other weekend. And yet, I enjoyed it, being there as I was with my family, including my two sons and […]

May 24

BCF Select Shows – Week of 5.23.22

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

April 17

There’s Always an Old Song Somewhere: An Interview with Dom Flemons

On Friday, April 29th, I’ll be at Symphony Space attending a live musical performance by GRAMMY award-winning musician Dom Flemons, with special guest Andy Hedges, which will be the second of three consecutive nights of Flemons’ performances at the venue. Flemons is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter with a repertoire spanning a century’s worth of […]

March 08

KNABLE GAZING: Reflections on a Dylan Dream

“We were in front of a house I knew in the dream but never in real life. He had a black Camaro that I regularly took him out for rides in. I had to do the driving and it was my honor. Top down, dirty old car, two-door so it opened wide and he climbed […]

February 19

The Localist: Pitching Publicists

Just because you have money to be able to pay a publicist does not mean that a publicist will accept you as a client for your upcoming record release. I repeat, just because you have money to be able to pay a publicist does not mean that a publicist will accept you as a client […]

January 25

The Localist: How to Write an Album, Part 7 – The Importance of Singles for Emerging Artists

Parts 1-6 have focused more on the theory of writing albums for public consumption, but I wanted to talk a bit about practical matters that affect artists that are starting to pitch records to the public or people in the industry. And so I thought it would be helpful to talk about the concept of […]

January 21

For Old-Time’s Sake: Nora Brown Release Show for “Sidetrack My Engine” LP

Last fall, I was invited to attend a live musical performance at the Jalopy Theater and School of Music and write about it for Big City Folks. It was the release show for “Sidetrack My Engine”, the second album by 16-year-old Brooklyn-based banjo virtuoso Nora Brown. I gladly accepted. Below is my account of Brown’s […]