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April to March 1975. New York City. Al Green plays the Felt Forum, not in the best condition; Patti Smith and Television begin their legendary seven-week residency at CBGBs, after which Smith would walk away with a major label contract; Kraftwerk plays "Autobahn" at the Beacon Theatre; and Jon Gibson, a young multi-instrumentalist and friend of Philip Glass and Steve Reich, plays "Cycles" at the Washington Square Church.
Author and critic Will Hermes uncovers the variety of revolutionary music in New York City, from rock to classical, salsa to hip hop, in his new book Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever. Chuck Klosterman says the book is "an almost perfect portrait of New York music culture: specific yet comprehensive, enthusiastic yet objective, and as informed as it is personal. The four-page section of what (seemingly) every interesting person in NYC was doing on the night of the ‘77 blackout could have been a book unto itself."