Tag Archives: music
Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by Jonathan Balthaser.
Frank Gallo, 23 and Andrew Tuzhilin, 24 spend almost every day together, they aren’t brothers, although people ask them almost every day. These two friends from northern New Jersey spend their time entertaining children and parents across New York as Rolie Polie Guacamole. They appear at schools, libraries, private parties and music festival to perform [...]
Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Liza Eckert.
When Brian Ripps stepped on stage at the Arctica Bar on a recent Sunday night, he had one thing to say before his band, the Turn, started to play. “This is going to be a rock show,” he said. This rock show, a standing gig they have had every Sunday night since July, is one [...]
Posted on 16. Nov, 2009 by Jordan Shakeshaft.
On an otherwise tranquil block in Boerum Hill, Hank’s Saloon is quite literally ablaze. Neighboring a Walgreens and an old family diner, Hank’s Saloon stands out as the unmistakable corner dive bar, painted black with larger-than-life flames igniting its base. Inside, leather-booted patrons throw back bottles of Bud Light to the tunes of Johnny Cash, [...]
Posted on 15. Nov, 2009 by Suyeon Kim.
Japanese singer-songwriter Yuichi Ohata (Photo: http://yuichiohata.com) For those moments when you want the flavor of the Beatles, but not exactly the Beatles, try singer-songwriter Yuichi Ohata. In his five pop albums, the Japanese artist pays homage to the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and other classic folk and pop craftsman. His hummable, likable songs need no translation, [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by Jonathan Balthaser.
On the north side of Atlantic Ave. in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, mothers, nannies and a daddy or two are jostling with each other to get their strollers into the door of Gumbo. They have arrived to participate in “Music for Aardvarks,” a sing-along that celebrates children growing up in an urban environment. Gumbo offers many [...]
Posted on 26. Oct, 2009 by Meagan Morris.
The rhythmic, constant strums of an acoustic guitar vibrated off the red walls adorned with artwork of all shapes and sizes. The front door continually opened and closed, exposing the inside to quick gusts of mid-October air. No one seemed to notice the chill. The room was packed: no chairs, just lines of men and [...]
Posted on 23. Oct, 2009 by Hannah Rappleye.
I’m going to bring it down a notch; partly because I’m too wrapped up in reporting on other things but not far along enough to expand upon them here, and partly because this week, there’s something else that’s been weighing on my mind. That something is one Freddie King, the “Texas Cannonball,” the spitfire make-you-want-to-get-toe-up-drunk-and-dance [...]
Posted on 11. Oct, 2009 by Liza Eckert.
(Edited 10/24/09) In a city so large that carving out a niche can be difficult, a close-knit community formed around an open mic night in Queens. The Waltz-Astoria cafe sits among row houses on a block of Ditmars Boulevard with few other businesses. During the day it is an average cafe, serving sandwiches and coffee [...]
Posted on 07. Sep, 2009 by Joseph Tacopino.
I was asked to do research on musical couples who were married or ‘involved’ and continued to make music even after their intimate relationship went sour. The idea comes from a Scottish/Czech folk duo Swell Season. The band, set to release their second album in October, consists of the romantic couple who starred in the [...]