SOTC's March Madness: The Quintessential New York Musician Tournament

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The top seeds: John Coltrane (uptown); Ramones (Queens); Bob Dylan (downtown); Jay-Z (Brooklyn).
Sound of the City's monthlong tournament to determine the quintessential New York City musician (since 1955, the year of the Village Voice's founding) is taking over our site all March. The full schedule and results (as of March 28) below; you can also follow along with our bracket.

ROUND OF 64
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
Dipset (13) def. Diddy (4)
Laura Nyro (10) def. Lady Gaga (7)
Bette Midler (5) def. Kool Herc (12)

THURSDAY, MARCH 8
Alicia Keys (14) def. Tito Puente (3)
Paul Simon (2) def. Slick Rick (15)

FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Leiber & Stoller (11) def. Yoko Ono (6)
Glenn Branca (8) def. Frankie Lymon (9)

MONDAY, MARCH 12
John Coltrane (1) def. Lisa Lisa (16)
Anthrax (16) def. Ramones (1)
Neil Diamond (3) def. Gene Simmons (14)

TUESDAY, MARCH 13
Wu-Tang Clan (4) def. Rammellzee (13)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
Jay-Z (1) def. Parts & Labor (16)
Rakim (6) def. Black Star (11)
Sick Of It All (16) def. Bob Dylan (1)
A Tribe Called Quest (8) def. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (9)

THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Talking Heads (8) def. James Murphy (9)
Nas (4) def. The Strokes (13)
Lou Reed/Velvet Underground (3) def. Stephin Merritt/Magnetic Fields (14)
Notorious B.I.G. (3) def. Oneida (14)
Thelonious Monk (2) def. TV On The Radio (15)

FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Beastie Boys (10) def. Larry Levan (7)
Madonna (2) def. Jon Spencer (15)
Blondie (12) def. Run-DMC (5)
Public Enemy (7) def. Mariah Carey (10)
Philip Glass (4) def. The Fugs (13)
Norah Jones (10) def. Laurie Anderson (7)

SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Miles Davis (2) def. Cyndi Lauper (15)
Billy Joel (6) def. Nicki Minaj (11)
Pete Seeger (5) def. The Rapture (12)

SUNDAY, MARCH 18
Carole King (9) def. New York Dolls (8)
Patti Smith (11) def. John Zorn (6)
Sonic Youth (5) def. Arthur Russell (12)

ROUND OF 32
MONDAY, MARCH 19
Uptown
Alicia Keys (14) def. Leiber & Stoller (11)
Bette Midler (5) def. Dipset (13)
Laura Nyro (10) def. Paul Simon (2)

TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Uptown
John Coltrane (1) def. Glenn Branca (8)
Brooklyn
A Tribe Called Quest (8) def. Jay-Z (1)
Norah Jones (10) def. Thelonious Monk (2)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Brooklyn
Rakim (6) def. Notorious B.I.G. (3)
Wu-Tang Clan (4) def. Pete Seeger (5)
Downtown
Beastie Boys (10) def. Madonna (2)

THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Downtown
Sick Of It All (16) def. Talking Heads (8)
Queens
Blondie (12) def. Nas (4)
Neil Diamond (3) def. Billy Joel

FRIDAY, MARCH 24
Queens
Sonic Youth (5) def. Philip Glass
Velvet Underground (3) def. Patti Smith (11)
Carole King (9) def. Anthrax (16)
Miles Davis (2) def. Public Enemy (7)

ROUND OF 16
MONDAY, MARCH 26
Uptown
John Coltrane (1) def. Bette Midler (5)
Alicia Keys (14) def. Laura Nyro (10)
Brooklyn
Wu-Tang Clan (4) def. A Tribe Called Quest (8)
Rakim (6) def. Norah Jones (10)

TUESDAY, MARCH 27
Downtown
Sonic Youth (5) def. Sick Of It All (16)
Lou Reed/Velvet Underground (3) def. Beastie Boys (10)
Queens
Blondie (12) def. Carole King (9)
Neil Diamond (3) def. Miles Davis (2)

QUARTERFINALS
John Coltrane (1) def. Alicia Keys (14)
Blondie (12) def. Neil Diamond (3)
Lou Reed/Velvet Underground (3) def. Sonic Youth (5)
Wu-Tang Clan (4) vs. Rakim (6)

SEMIFINALS
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
John Coltrane (1) def. Blondie (12)
Lou Reed/Velvet Underground (3) def. Wu-Tang Clan (4)

FINAL
FRIDAY, MARCH 30
John Coltrane (1) vs. Lou Reed/Velvet Underground (3)

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7 comments
Epac
Epac

You should have had a "bi" round in the beginning for the bigger names. i.e. - kind of silly to have Anthrax vs the Ramones in the opening round.

Terrycart
Terrycart

Hmm, looks pretty great, I enjoy Jay-Z.

bmichael
bmichael

hah i love bob dylan getting trolled

maura
maura

That would have taken so much of the fun out of it though! 

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