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Notes from the Road

August 2010

Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.


December 2014

Road Recovery Benefit with Tits of Clay, Stephen Trask + Guests (Photos)

Stephen Trask, co-creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Tits of Clay and some special guests played a benefit for Road Recovery, that doubled as a celebration for the reopening of Don Hill's venue.


Ryan Adams and the Shining: New York - 23 November 2014

Ryan Adams released one of my favorite albums of the year and it was thrilling to hear the new material at his New York show.


FKA Twigs: 10 November 2014 - Warsaw, Brooklyn (Photos)

FKA Twigs released one of the best reviewed albums of the year, finishing in the top 10 of PopMatters' best albums of the year. We caught her performance at a small Brooklyn venue.


The Japan Society: ‘Shamisen Sessions 3: A Salute to Tradition’ - 20 November 2014

Japanese music, specifically a shamisen performance, can be a hard sell initially, but a Westerner might find some similarities with Appalachian folk music.


Bear’s Den: Brooklyn, NY - 25 November 2014 (Photos)

Bear's Den are an exciting, up-and-coming band on the Communion label, which might explain why they sound a bit Mumfordy, but they aren't as blustery fortunately.


moe. Doubles Down for Big Lebowski Halloween Party in Sin City

Attending moe.’s Big Lebowski show after Phish’s Halloween bonanza was akin to doubling down after hitting the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll jackpot, except that the odds heavily favored those willing to gamble the rest of their evening.


The Barr Brothers: New York - 21 November 2014

The Barr Brothers pooled a wide variety of musical influences, like desert rhythms and Icelandic dreamscapes, to create some of the most eclectic folk rock around.


November 2014

Italian Film Festival 2014 - Chicago: ‘Viva la Libertà’

Political dramedy Viva la Libertà sees one of Italy’s best actors playing twin brothers.


Italian Film Festival 2014 - Chicago: ‘The Mafia Kills Only in Summer’

This film brings the history of organized crime in Sicily to life, but forgets to do the same for its characters.


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