Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Band of Skulls Chats with NY Press About Signature Fringe, Flashing Fans and Their New Album

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

bandofskulls In a music industry saturated with teeny-boppers and terms like “emo-hop”, it seems production value has gone up, while music quality has gone way, way down. But fear not friend. All is not lost. Hope rises in the form of a slack jawed skull.  Band of Skulls is made up of a guitar, bass, drums [&hellip
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A Sit Down With Zach Fried of Fort Lean

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

FortLean Make bad decisions. Have fun. Listen to rock music. Enjoy it. Dance to it. These are the teachings of Brooklyn-based band, Fort Lean. Haven’t heard of them? You will. Already causing headlines for their standout shows-NYTimes calls Fort Lean, “A big band, playing small rooms,”- they put comparable bands to shame with their frenetic energy, [&hellip
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Ambassadors Play to Save the Gowanus Canal

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ambassadors The Gowanus Canal Conservancy held their Winter Festival this past Saturday, at Build It Green; a sort of buy-as-you-like warehouse space in Gowanus. A general knick-knackery, which housed about a hundred guests for a farm-to-table catered dinner of chicken & sausage gumbo, coleslaw with pickled pepper vinaigrette, buttermilk & honey cornbread and apple crumb bars. [&hellip
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Lucinda Williams at Webster Hall

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

Lucinda Williams is like the Lotte Lenya of country music. She’ll rasp along melodically enough, and then suddenly snatch a note out of thin air, massage it with vibrato, and the song becomes heartbreaking despite its head-nodding beat. Her husky contralto wraps around her songs about Southern life, heartbreak and, less frequently, optimism as if [&hellip
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City Week: November 12 – November 18

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Art20—Galleries showcase their finest 20th-century and contemporary paintings, sculpture, drawings and photography, through Nov. 15. Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave., 212-777-5218, www.sanfordsmith.com; $20+. SATURDAY, NOVEMER 13 New York Jazz Choreography Project—The company’s semi-annual dance concert is devoted exclusively to jazz and presented by Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. Ailey Citigroup Theater, Joan [&hellip
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LIGHTING UP VERDI SQUARE

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The statue of Giuseppe Verdi—the namesake of Verdi Square on Broadway and West 72nd Street—will be illuminated at night for the first time. The spotlight on Verdi is part of the Verdi Square Festival of the Arts that kicks off this Sunday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. The festival, in its fifth year, will feature [&hellip
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City Week: August 20 – August 26

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Hannah O’Grady and Shilpa Agrawal FRIDAY, AUGUST 20 Senior Citizen Jin Shin Jyutsu—Open to senior citizens, this is a peaceful way to start your afternoon. Join Judith Janus, practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu, to harmonize your mind, body and spirit with various exercises. DOROT, [&hellip
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City Week: August 13 – August 19

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Alice Robb and Reid Spagna Friday, August 13 Mostly Mozart—The 2010 Mostly Mozart Festival continues with Osmo Vanska, called “a conductor of genius” by The New Yorker, leading the Festival Orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s D-Minor Piano Concerto and Symphony No. 40. Avery [&hellip
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City Week: August 5 – August 12

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Alice Robb and Reid Spagna Thursday, August 5 Celebrating Color—Lincoln Center hosts Art + Revolution: Celebrating Black August! as part of its Free Thursdays schedule sponsored by Target. The event combines music, movies and discussion to commemorate the month of African-American culture. David Rubenstein [&hellip
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