faves = noise, jazz, avant-whatever, experiments & improvisations, “new music,” punks, sludge, mutants, radicals, queers, collectives, Nice Pals, prison abolition & palestinian liberation // check ticket prices; i add “$$” if i notice it’s ≥$30 // NO ADS + NO CORPORATE SHENANIGANS + LUV TRANSPARENCY


nyc noise is dedicated to presenting, promoting, & documenting NYC’s experimental / avant-garde / weirdo music & artists. at the ~heart~ of the thing is a live music calendar featuring a wide range of genres, for whatever “genre” is worth to you: yes noise, “electronic,” free / avant / even some cap-J jazz, contemporary classical / “new music,” all things improvised, ambient, post-[whatever], glitchy techno, avant-metal, trashy art rock, performance pieces, surreal puppetry… arbitrary curation = what i like + what my friends, friendishes, & acquaintances like &/or (hopefully “&”) are playing. all events in brooklyn, manhattan, queens, the bronx, or (it finally happened!!) staten island; links provided for everything so you don’t need to take my word for it & can easily find tickets / confirm details.

i’m super into affordable performances *&* people being compensated for their labor. it is expensive as f*ck to live here, & artists can easily become inadvertent agents of the gentrification that pushes them/us out. my ~big hopes~ for the site include finding ways to push for increased transparency around $$$ in music & more community partnerships so we can mobilize to help our neighbors. also working on a venue directory &/with improved accessibility info; more on that soon!


beyond the calendar of events + livestreams, nyc noise also has a bandcamp roundup (with links to buy releases from local artists + stores) and [now prolly outdated] resources related to COVID-19, including grants, petitions, and a venue donation list; there’s also an instagram (​@nyc_noise) including daily calendars & images/video of performers playing upcoming events (content warning for net speak & pictures from a busted cell) & a youtube archive (@nycnoise) coming up on 200 videos.

check out thesites like this” page for other calendars in other locations –– & also some for nyc! e.g., i include some fully-dj’d house/techno/club events (esp if they’re in the ~mutants~ zone), but resident advisor is a better resource for those, just as new music calendar gives better coverage of contemporary classical + new music events.


i give 2 links when possible: venue/promoter/artist + facebook (black “fb” if 2nd); ideally this site helps you avoid socials, but those links are sometimes more up-to-date. calendar’s updated on a daily basis, w/ events usually double-checked day-of. it’s hard to keep track of stuff, so help is VERY EXTRA GREAT! the site has a submission form, or, even better, you can email me at contact@nyc-noise.com; use the subject “EVENT [date]” and include the date & time, artists, venue/address, age policy, & link(s).


if you use the site regularly—or are just feeling generous! or have money!—consider donating via paypal or venmo (include a note that you’re heading over from the site so i can feel warm/fuzzy). inbox gets a little overwhelming, so apologies if i take a while to respond; if i seem to have forgotten to add something, feel free to poke at me again!


p.s. mostly-solo venture, but be V GRATEFUL for paul feitzinger, percussionist / pal / linguistics research scientist / ham radio operator / Computer Person! his ~big contribution~ was the top-of-page calendars; if you wanna see how annoying the site was before, head to october 2018 & check out the lineup for the 10/25/18 liturgy opera—but actually DON’T, just try & then give up bc there are hundreds of events & no shortcuts to individual dates ahhh

early-pandemic “about” page

(some of that page is still relevant, but also… not…? spring 2023; SH*T’S STILL WEIRD)

“Aside from the dangers of the virus itself, piles of people & venues have lost their source(s) of income since COVID-19 hit the city. Given how many of us have already been paying rent by the skin of our teeth, deal with chronic illness, don’t have a full-time employer to provide paid leave, etc., keeping NYC’s creative communities intact will require direct government intervention, ideally in the provision of health care & the freezing of rent, mortgage, & utility payments. That said, I personally can’t make decrees about those systemic changes… So this site gathers & provides resources at the level of individuals & communities.”