Hosting WNYC Soundcheck: Bob Marley, Life and Legacy

WNYC Soundcheck, Guest HostMay 2011 Today marks thirty years since the death of reggae icon Bob Marley. Guest host Sophie Harris of Time Out New York takes a look at the life and legacy of the Jamaican music legend. Plus: a live performance from Will Sheff and Patrick Pestorius of the folk-rock band Okkervil River. Read more about Hosting WNYC Soundcheck: Bob Marley, Life and Legacy[…]

The Times: India Soundpad

John Leckie gives young Indian rock groups a push with Soundpad The Times, London, Cover feature A top English producer aims to bring Indian rock to the world — defying the terrorists October, 2008: the Leopold Café in Mumbai. A young Indian rock group, Medusa, celebrate the end of a recording session for a unique musical Read more about The Times: India Soundpad[…]

3rd Ward: Guerrilla theatre

The Sweet Cheat: Re-experiencing Memories in a Post-Apocalyptic New York 3rd Ward Magazine, New York A community of artists led by Jeff Stark—founder of the Nonsense List—presents a play in an abandoned warehouse. Sophie Harris braves the broken glass to find out why. “We apologize for the elevator situation,” says a man wearing a train Read more about 3rd Ward: Guerrilla theatre[…]

1,000 Songs to Change Your Life

“Like “1,000 Films”…and “1,000 Books” …, “1,000 Songs to Change Your Life”, the third book in the series, is a celebration of music’s transformative power: how it shocks and soothes, frightens and comforts, amuses and appalls, but above all how it moves us, perhaps when we least expect it. Over the course of more than Read more about 1,000 Songs to Change Your Life[…]