Posts Tagged ‘music’

Violins on the Subway

Usually, I ignore subway performers, and dismiss them as a noisy interruption of my already noisy sequence of interruptions on my commute. But when two white boys with violins roll up, I think it’s worthy of removing my headphones. Very nice.

Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

26

01 2010

No Longer Empty: Never Can Say Goodbye

After an exhausting week, I stepped out with Craig and Lisa to the grand re-opening of Tower Records for the Never Can Say Goodbye event, hosted by No Longer Empty, an arts advocacy group that revamps abandoned and closed spaces, often with an artsy twist.

Got to see old Drexel pals Naomi (who helped organise the event) and Sarah, with whom I used to dance.

While packed, the evening did show off some interesting music-themed artwork. Good stuff.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

16

01 2010

Scott and Leah Go Swing Dancing

In spite of the bitter chill of December, I managed to get Leah out for a bit of swing dancing. As expected, she’s a natural, and by the end of the night was moving like Ginger Rogers. Live music and Thai food made it a fun evening all around.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

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12 2009

Ignite NYC and Apollo

First, to sort of party/networking event for Ignite NYC. I’m afraid I didn’t actually make it inside the auditorium to hear the presentations, because I immediately headed uptown to hang wit Leah and see a taping of Spectacle, the Elvis Costello show.

My first time at the Apollo and my remarks are pretty much the same as everyone else’s: very small, but dig the artful engravings, etc. Well maintained, good sound.

A long night, with taping having run a solid 3 hours for a 1-hour (or rather, 42-minute) show. It will be interesting to see how they edit the whole thing down.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

23

09 2009

Joaquin Plays Piano’s

Joaquin, my ancient and most noble friend, has found himself part of another up-and-coming indy rock band, Kuroma. First, they opened for old Wesleyan pals MGMT in Prospect Park, and tonight headlined at Piano’s in the Lower East Side. And being the supportive best friend/fake cousin/brother from another mother, I turned out. In spite of smelly hipsters. In spite of crowds. In spite of the general annoying state of the LES. And I’m glad I did, in fact. Their music rocks.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

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02

07 2009

Jonathan Coulton

I went to see Jonathan Coulton. He’s awesome. Don’t know who he is? Better ask somebody.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

21

06 2008

Concerts and Old Friends

Remember Kena, our bombastic friend from high school? Well, he has a band now and they were performing downtown. So we descended into some basement venue and watched him play … for hours! Kena, my man, you’re incredibly talented, but you have to learn the concept of ‘a set’. And start on time.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

Afterwards, I headed uptown to attend the birthday party for Davin Riley, a friend of Ariel’s (and thereby, of mine) from Penn. Not only was it his birthday, but he just took the CFA exam, so congrats! Man, that place is crowded! PS450, I have to say, had a pretty good-looking crowd. How does that happen? Maybe it’s an east side thing.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

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12 2007