Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Jackson Heights, NY
Conspicuous consumer of music, live and recorded, in New York City and (sometimes) points beyond.
Jan
01
New day rising.

New day rising.

The 21 recordings that meant the most to me in 2021… plus honorable mentions and stray observations.
11 min read
Dec
01
Where do I begin…?

Where do I begin…?

Emerging from silence with a live-music encounter, a round-up of news, and a clutch of concert picks…
6 min read
Oct
28
Across a crowded room.

Across a crowded room.

Timely reminders about why we go hear music played in public spaces… and a solid fistful of events you can catch yourself, starting tonight.
8 min read
Oct
22
For the record: Oct. 22, 2021.

For the record: Oct. 22, 2021.

Tied up in knots about so many excellent new recordings out today… and advance word about a few more on the way.
4 min read
Oct
20
Push and pull.

Push and pull.

Finding creative agency in editing for radio… plus current news and selected events for the week ahead.
6 min read
Oct
15
Fresh and preserved.

Fresh and preserved.

Basking in the glow of two life-affirming performances… plus live picks for the week ahead and a recordings roundup.
7 min read
Oct
08
For the record: Oct. 8, 2021.

For the record: Oct. 8, 2021.

A stunning Album of the Week from Emily D'Angelo… plus listings for new and upcoming releases.
5 min read
Oct
06
Indecision time.

Indecision time.

Adventures in public writing, a ravishing vocal discovery, BMOP honored, and live picks for the week ahead…
8 min read
Sep
29
Beached.

Beached.

Words about work, a beach excursion, the latest news, and recommended events for the week ahead.
5 min read
Sep
22
Alive again.

Alive again.

Reflections on two rich, meaningful season-opening concerts, plus timely news and concert listings for the week ahead.
10 min read