Not-So Brilliant Disguise: Bruce Springsteen’s ballyhooed new album Wrecking Ball is considered by Editor Armond White and critic Ben Kessler

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music

Springsteen’s New Album Wrecks Faith “Why does he sing like that, he’s from New Jersey!” a friend cracked when Bruce Springsteen‘s Nebraska debuted in 1982. Nebraska’s affected Oakie drawl–fashioning a down-home, pessimistic response to President Reagan’s “Morning in America”–has since become Springsteen’s formal vocal register. His method-acted empathy with our mythic depressed underclass marked the [&hellip
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Introducing The Darcy's: The Latest Export From the Great White North

Written by Amy Michelle Smith on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music, NY Press Exclusive

The-Darcys-006 If there were a guide book for creating a successful indie rock band, the first rule of thumb likely would read as such: “Whatever you do, do not attempt to cover the iconic bands of yesteryear, especially those which hold deeply nostalgic places in the hearts of music lovers around the world.” If this were [&hellip
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Introducing The Darcy’s: The Latest Export From the Great White North

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If there were a guide book for creating a successful indie rock band, the first rule of thumb likely would read as such: “Whatever you do, do not attempt to cover the iconic bands of yesteryear, especially those which hold deeply nostalgic places in the hearts of music lovers around the world.” If this were [&hellip
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Park Avenue's Secret Downtown Venue

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Philip Glass, Tune-In Music Festival2 For an uptown venue, the Park Avenue Armory has plenty of downtown spirit. “Our sense is really contemporary and cutting edge, and in this historic building it seems to work really well,” said Rebecca Robertson, the president and executive producer of the space, located at 643 Park Ave., between 66th and 67th streets. She’s discussing [&hellip
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A Friendly Place for Serious Jazz

Written by Kimberly Lightbody on . Posted in Arts & Film, Lifestyle, Music, NY Press Exclusive

05_Zebulon Sound and Light(as) The building at 223 W. 28th St. is unremarkable. Located next to an open parking lot and across from a typically dreary FIT building, its exterior consists of a storage garage, a small door and a red awning that reads “Greenwich Village Plumber’s Supply.” Yet this building, like many in New York, has a well-kept [&hellip
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