about

nyc noise is an experimental/avant-xx music calendar (not just noise music!) featuring a wide range of genres, for whatever “genre” is worth to you: free & capital-J jazz, noise, contemporary classical, “electronic,” all things improvised, ambient, post-[whatever], glitchy techno, avant-metal, trashy art rock, performance pieces… arbitrary curation = what i like + what my friends, friendishes, & acquaintances like &/or (hopefully “&”) are playing. all events in brooklyn, manhattan, queens, or the bronx.

beyond the calendar of events + livestreams, the site also has a bandcamp roundup (with links to buy releases from local artists + stores) and resources related to COVID-19, including grants, petitions, and a venue donation list; there’s also an instagram (​@nyc_noise) including daily calendars (literally just screenshots of this site, posted whenever) & images/video of performers playing upcoming events. content warning for net speak & pictures from a busted cell.

i give 2 links when possible: venue/promoter/artist + facebook (black if 2nd link); ideally this site helps you avoid fb, 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, & 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!

xoxo,
j

p.s. mostly-solo venture, but be V GRATEFUL for paul feitzinger, percussionist / pal / linguistics research scientist / ham radio operator / Computer Person who kindly offered Helps in 2019. 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 this is still relevant, but also… not…? writing from july 2021; SH*T IS 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.”