Browsing All Posts filed under »Performance«

Courtney Barnett’s Avant Goodness

April 22, 2014

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Courtney Barnett & The Courtney Barnetts perform their single, “Avant Gardener”. Click HERE to watch. And you can buy the digital version of the double EP: A Sea of Split Peas now. © Lisa Sorgini (she is an awesome photographer)

Bhindi Bhagee

January 19, 2014

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This song gives me goose bumps for its folky-electric power sound and lyrics. World music gone wild. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros live at The 100 Club performing “Bhindi Bhagee” from the Global a Go-Go LP. Read this Punk Magazine interview with Strummer by Judy McGuire.

The Space Lady!

January 17, 2014

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If you were lucky enough to be traipsing around fancy free in San Francisco sometime in the 80’s, you may have seen her. Shiny alien space helmet, Casio under hand, perched on a street corner – she was a marvel for anyone to see and most of all for a farm girl from back east. […]

Body Double

September 24, 2013

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After posting my last entry, I was reminded of a piece by artist Gary Hill called Loop Through. I saw it for the first time at the PS1 exhibit in 2005, Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces. It’s two large video projections of Huppert looking at the camera. She is mesmerizing to watch – her eyes […]

Pop Girls Are Real

March 10, 2013

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Here is Tegan and Sara with their candy flavored realness spreading the word that we are all the same inside. Sweet! “Closer” from Tegan and Sara’s 2013 album, Heartthrob.

Stop Having Fun Right Now

December 15, 2012

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Here is Seattle’s Wimps live on KEXP earlier this year performing “Stop Having Fun”. You can download 5 free songs by Wimps on Bandcamp! It’s well seasoned sarcastic slap-happy punk. The way I like it. Repeat LP will be out in January.

poem and Secret Mary

November 29, 2012

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Tere O’Connor Dance is at New York Live Arts this week with the world premier of 2 new works. I am heading there on closing night and I can’t wait! Did you see it? If so, let us know. Read BLEED.  

Oh My!

November 12, 2012

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“Do It With a Rockstar” from Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra! Click still below…

After the Storm

October 31, 2012

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Just before Queen Sandy beheaded the region, I received more photos of Monica Bill Barnes & Co. directly from photographer Adrianne Mathiowetz. These are Halloween candy for tired eyes – joyous art moments viewed after scanning countless Internet photos of hurricane destruction. Thank you! MBB&CO. at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 2012 Photos […]

Should I or Shouldn’t I?

October 22, 2012

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I am still not certain if I do or I don’t. I saw Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s big evening length show at the NYU Skirball Center for the Arts over the weekend. Barnes’ enthusiastic movement is modern dance meets vaudeville with Carol Burnett, Tina Turner, James Brown and glittery hints of Garland. So why […]

Rock and Roll Fun

October 8, 2012

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So good! Go get Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra‘s latest release, Theatre Is Evil. Do you have anything to say on the subject of this new record or Amanda Palmer? Just curious since I am an AFP latecomer. Photo by Shervin Lainez

New York, I Loved You – Part IV

August 29, 2012

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These are the days I missed and never found when I arrived. Nothing says New York City more than Blondie. “X Offender” live at CBGB – 1977.

Summer Lull With 4AD

August 14, 2012

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Here is Purity Ring’s video for “Fineshrine” from their new album, Shrines. Sparkly. This video is from Twin Shadow’s summer release, Confess. The track is “Patient” and the bike is a Triumph. Last but never least – tUnE-yArDs with “My Country” from w h o k i l l. It’s not new this summer but it seems like summertime […]

Liverbirds

July 25, 2012

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The British beat band, The Liverbirds (with a long i sound), hailed from Liverpool. The all girl rock and roll act was part of the Merseybeat sound…bands from Liverpool next to the Mersey River. And looking fairly 2010’s Brooklyn lesbian via 1960’s beat music hip – it’s clear why they were off the hook in […]

Tere O’Connor Dance

July 6, 2012

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New new new new new work by Tere O’Connor! See the work in progress at the River to River Festival next week. The piece includes Tess Dworman, Ryan Kelly, Mary Read and Devynn Emory.

Luciana Achugar

May 13, 2012

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I thankfully got out of the apartment to see Luciana Achugar’s latest piece, FEELingpleasuresatisfactioncelebration-holyFORM at the Abrons Arts Center. The performance was a fantastical reflection (literally) of psychedelic imagery and wildly relentless movement.

Blogging a Blog

May 9, 2012

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Art Fag City is the best New York art scene reading these days. Follow ’em.

Wild Flag in New York

April 5, 2012

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I saw ’em at Webster Hall on Sunday and they played their rock and roll guts out. With psychedelic guitar feedback and a Fugazi cover, I felt like I was transported to another time and place that is the past but also the future. These women have put together a band that knows how to […]

Janet Weiss and Sara Lund – Battle It

March 26, 2012

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Part 1 Part 2 This is not a new video (2010) but I go back to it quite often because of the jaw-dropping energy and talent that these women have. I was thinking about girl groups, fuzzed out sound – and that led me to Sleater-Kinney’s last record, The Woods. And that led me to Janet. […]

Exit Art – Ends

March 25, 2012

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The place of art in NYC where everything seemed possible. The space (their 3rd physical location) closes at the end of May. Co-founder, Jeanette Ingberman passed on last year. Ms. Ingerman and Papo Colo’s creative center for culture, art, and inclusive mindfulness will evaporate from our city. Many of the exhibits I saw at the […]

Cindy Sherman

March 13, 2012

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Untitled Film Still #17, 1979 Untitled #150, 1985 Untitled #96, 1981