What is still a big deal along the L train? Weird music, and thankfully so. The assuredly awesome science fiction poetry (!) of free jazz behemoth Sun Ra is collected in Sun Ra: This Planet is Doomed and given an introduction by Amiri Baraka, which is hard to imagine but probably-definitely something worth owning.
Bio: Adam Rathe is a writer who lives in Brooklyn. He's previously worked at The New York Press and The Brooklyn Paper.