Notes from the Road

September 2017

Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on ‘One on One’ Tour

McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.


TIFF 2017: ‘The Shape of Water’

The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.


TIFF 2017: ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’

Though a typical rom-com, Ishaya Bako's film is never boring.


Summerstage Night Belongs to Fred “Sonic” Smith (Patti Smith’s Tribute)

Patti Smith celebrated her late husband's birthday in Central Park with their children and her band.


TIFF 2017: ‘Never Steady, Never Still’

The troubled characters in this film deserve a more complex, nuanced approach.


TIFF 2017: ‘Ta peau si lisse’ (A Skin So Soft)

Denis Côté introduces viewers to five bodybuilders, the alternative beauty of their insular community, and their magnificent descent into nature.


E pluribus, PLUR. Electric Zoo 2017 Embodies Festival Diversity (Photos)

Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro wrapped up with great atmosphere, lots of mud, and colorful characters.


August 2017

Greta Van Fleet - Skinny White Kids Play the Blues at Mercury Lounge

The sensational Greta Van Fleet bear strong similarities to a seminal classic rock band. And that's terrific.


Up and Comer Breanna Barbara’s Strong Set at the Emerging Music Festival (video)

Brooklyn's Breanna Barbara kicked off the second day of the Emerging Music Festival in Bryant Park with a raucous bluesy set.


Deer Tick’s Acoustic Clusterfolk Newport After Party Previews ‘Vol. 1’

Deer Tick performed the entirety of the acoustic album (one of a pair of forthcoming releases) and have announced a fall tour.


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"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

// Sound Affects

"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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