Sneak peak at @LCOutofDoors Aug 4 show: Malkit... →
It was during Malkit Singh’s visit to NY to play SOB’s that DJ Rekha introduced me to SOB’s. His show at Basement Bhangra that night was mayhem. For his August 4 show at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, we’re bringing the whole band (this video is just dhol and tracks, but give). On a double bill with the Cambodian garage pysch rockers Dengue Fever, and with a plaza set by...
The Bad Plus: On Sacred Ground on @CheckoutJazz →
Loving @TheBadPlus’s live recording from the premiere of their take on Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring from Duke Performances. Looking forward to hearing this piece in NYC sometimes. Interesting interview with the band as well…
Boston: @Passing_Strange: A rock n roll tale of... →
Ask Stew about the craft behind his acting in “Passing Strange,’’ and he laughs long and loud. Tweet 1 person Tweeted this ShareThis PASSING STRANGE Presented by New Repertory Theatre At: Arsenal Center for the Arts, Charles Mosesian Theater, Watertown, May 1-22. Tickets: $28-63. 617-923-8487,www.newrep.org “That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever heard,’’ he says. “You’re my best friend after...
‘The mainstream comes to you, but you have to go to the underground’– Frank Zappa (via thisticklesleah)
DanceNow [nyc] at @JoesPubNYC →
So exciting to see this partnership between DanceNow and Joe’s Pub continue to grow and flourish. Looking forward to seeing Nicole Wolcott & Vanessa Walters’ Alley of the Dolls tonight. From CultureBot Five Questions for Robin Staff Posted on 27 April 2011 by Maura Donohue After six years presenting their Fall Festival at Dance Theater Workshop, DanceNow will bring the...
Sensational Free Acts: A busker that looks a... →
If on you’re way out of the subway in late July you happen to notice a busker that looks a helluva lot like Billy Bragg surrounded by an army of other guitar-weilding maniacs, don’t be alarmed. The spectacle is just the opening act for the two+ week Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, which will feature shows with Mavis Staples (as discussed), “Laurie Anderson and...
NY summer outdoors shows in @pitchfork
Pitchfork has picked some of their summer highlights. http://pitchfork.com/news/42346-animal-collective-bon-iver-sufjan-cut-copy-sonic-youth-play-outdoor-nyc-summer-shows/ Nice to see which shows they picked from @LCOutofDoors: — Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Festival includes free shows from Mavis Staples, Billy Bragg, Laurie Anderson, Bettye Lavette, Dylan Leblanc, Dengue Fever,...
ActiveCultures on American Idol tomorrow... →
@ActiveCultures is a star! From today’s email: Bill—I’m pleased to share that the Amex TV spot featuring your tweet is debuting tomorrow on American Idol. I wanted to let you know so that you can be on the look out for it. If you don’t catch tomorrow night’s airing, you’ll have other opportunities to see it on air as well as on our YouTube channel I wanted to let you know so that you...
We do not have time for this silliness - Barack...
Help push @FabianAlsultany's Kickstarter recording... →
My GlobeSonic brother Fabian has gone back to writing and playing music of his own creation, and is raising $ to record the score for a film. He’s only a few hundred dollars away from goal. Help push him over the top.
The Public Theater's new season includes Stew &... →
Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2011 →
A few highlights courtesy of the NY Times.
My mom sent me this link. I’ll leave it to someone else to interpret.
John Boutté sings Paul Simon's American Tune →
When #Treme theme song artist John Boutté played @LCOutofDoors in 2008 I asked how he wanted to be introduced. He told me: Just say, “this is John Boutté and he’s weary to his bones” and then sang me a personal, a cappella version of this song. One of the most moving performances I’ve ever seen.
Treme Season 2: 1st episode decoded →
Filled with spoiler alerts, but good cultural context for a lot of the references.
Hauschka @ Joe's Pub →
Kevin Yatarola’s gallery from last night’s show at Joe’s Pub with Hauschka and Olöf Arnalds. I am definitely right about green lighting. #fb
GlobeSonic Sound System at Central Park... →
Derek Beres and I will be djing with GlobeSonic Sound System (percussion by Duke Mushroom) at Central Park SummerStage on Sun, July 3 on a bill with RAM from Haiti, Group Doueh from Western Sahara, and Congolese rapper Baloji. I’ve been gone from SummerStage for 12 years. It will be fun to be back on that stage.
Here’s a little taste of the joy that’s in store for you at Midsummer Night Swing this summer. Check out this summer’s line-up at www.MidsummerNightSwing.org