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01.20.10
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Last nights sold out performance at Radio City Music Hall was a truly magnificent musical event. 'The Swell Season,' an ever growing amalgamation, which last night consisted of front man, the Irish and exuberant, Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Czech born
11.23.09
Folk
The site of Joanna Newsom playing harp is truly an awesome one: it calls to my mind someone dragging a beached whale back to water. The synchronousness of her confidently straddled, enormous harp, held aloft by a tiny frame with a
11.12.09
Folk
I've seen Calvin Johnson perform live once; it was a wonderful and fun experience, and one that bolstered the impression – one I'd previously gathered from the uncharacteristically inoffensive, if nonetheless less than enlightening, responses to YouTube videos of his performances
10.31.09
Folk
Who is to say what prize hides behind this door—envelope, please! These are websites I follow on a regular basis (I chose not to hyperlink!): Said the Gramophone http://www.saidthegramophone.com/ Synestheteque http://www.johnkannenberg.com/synesthetech/ Post Classic Radio Playlist http://www.kylegann.com/postclassicradio.html#top Furthernoise.org http://www.furthernoise.org/ Gilles Peterson Worldwide
10.31.09
Folk
There is no one on this planet that could accuse me of having a single-minded interest in a particular type of music. My uni supervisor constantly despaired over my apparent lack of research focus. Let me know if any of this
10.20.09
Folk
Ray Lamontagne was made for rainy days. He was made for break-ups, and layoffs and lost keys. No matter your bad day scenario, when Lamontagne lets that thick, deep rasp flow from his mouth, you will swear that he wrote
10.18.09
Folk
It's Friday afternoon, and you are watching the clock, waiting for the official beginning to the weekend, when you can leave work behind and get a hearty helping of culture. New York City offers more than one person knows what to
10.17.09
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This week between editing and teaching, I managed to visit a few key exhibitions and concerts featuring compelling rarities. Two of them come thanks to recommendations from Holland Cotter, of the New York Times. Lately, I've been really appreciating his exhibition
10.15.09
Folk
Indie rock singer/songwriter Kirsten DeHaan performing "1984" from her newly released EP 'Thorns On A Crown.' DeHaan played at The Colony Cafe in Woodstock, NY on the closing night (October 4, 2009) of Woodstock's 40th Anniversary Film Festival.["1984" skillfully maneuvers its
09.27.09
Folk
In no particular order, here are the first few of ten important literary figures and their related events and publications. These people have not only done their own great work but have fostered creative American communities in their own fashions. They
08.04.09
Folk
Alright Alreadies with Radio Gagarin, Shtetl Superstars Orchestra and Djanan Turan at the Notting hill Arts Club (21 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JQ). More info on the club can be found here. Dogstar (389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London,
07.29.09
Folk
Since we're on the music kick, I wanted to share some of the New York musicians I've been listening to most this summer. It's a given that this list already includes Fixer and Sex Slaves who I featured previously. 1.
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