Category Archives: Subway Musicians

New York’s Got Talent

Give it up to the Metro-North for the most rhapsodic lede you’ll read all day: The sound of harmonious voices and musical instruments from across the globe echoed into the granite halls of Grand Central Terminal today as the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Underground Music

Great little (seemingly) impromptu subway jam involving a crafty tunesmith with a ukelele and a hearty set of pipes and a guy with a set of conga drums. Fun to see how the performance cuts through the sensory clutter of … Continue reading

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The Pipes, the Pipes are Calling…

I was climbing the subterranean Grand Central ramp that stretches from Oyster Bar to up by the 6 train entrance. (Uh, ever wonder why we have to go from underground to ground level just to go back to underground level?). … Continue reading

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Peak Ticket

This is relatively weird. Our Mamaroneck correspondent G. Francis shared this spectacular photo from the train in Switzerland, en route to the World Economic Forum–known simply as “Davos.” (See, Trainjotting correspondents have their little side gigs.) Then, 15 minutes ago as … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To:

The a capella quartet on the downtown R train yesterday. I was heading back to work after a long midtown lunch. I was out of my routine (lunch/NY Times Sports at desk) and therefore off my game a bit. You … Continue reading

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Busk Kill: Subway Performers Hearing ‘Cheapness Sound’

Subway musicians, known as buskers, are feeling the pinch from increasingly miserly passers-by, reports AM NY. If people are having difficulty keeping their jobs and paying their rent, they’re not about to kick a fiver over to a subterranean music … Continue reading

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Rock Stations

MSG’s new show on subway performers, called NYC Sound Tracks, debuts this Sunday at 8. Sixteen subway musicians duke it out for the title of best underground musician in Gotham. Gillian Pensavalle, looking seductive on the above-left, hosts. And if you think … Continue reading

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