Notes from the Road

September 2014

Tits of Clay (‘Hedwig’ House Band): 4 September 2014 (Photos)

When Tits of Clay, the fictional band in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, put on a real performance, Hedheads wig out.


Gdynia Film Festival 2014 Day 3: The Citizen / Warsaw 44

Two Main Competition films that explore Poland's past: one treating it as picaresque comedy, the other as harrowing special effects spectacle.


Gdynia Film Festival 2014 Day 2: The Word / The Mighty Angel / The Immigrant

Troubled teens and a chronic alcoholic populate two of the Main Competition films. But James Gray's The Immigrant proves the most impressive.


Spoon + !!!: 10 September 2014 - New York (Photos)

Spoon's excellent live show at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield (aka Summerstage) came near the heels of their late-Summer They Want My Soul tour.


Gdynia Film Festival Day 1: Deluge Redivivus / Polish Shit

Love, war and other crap at the Gdynia Film Festival, Poland's largest and most prestigious showcase for its national cinema.


‘Renegades of Rhythm’ DJ Shadow + Cut Chemist - New York

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist forged their third turntable project, the 'Renegades of Rhythm Tour', from their careful curating of records from Afrika Bambaataa's collection.


Battle Trance: Chicago - 7 September 2014

A tenor saxophone quartet may not be a typical configuration, but Battle Trance transcended the instrument's capability with their performance of the 42 minute odyssey Palace of Wind.


The New Pornographers: 4 Sep 2014 - Brill Building NPR Show (Photos)

The New Pornographers teamed with NPR for a unique performance at the Brill Building - the place that inspired the title of their newest album Brill Bruisers.


The Polyphonic Spree: 26 August 2014 - New York (Photos)

The Polyphonic Spree's 'Psychphonic' summer tour is nearing it's end and it was a psychedelic trip worth taking.


Newport Folk Festival 2014: Day 1 & 2 Photos

While it is now under the umbrella of a non-profit foundation, the Newport Folk Festival still remains one of the top Summer festivals for an artist to play.


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'Hopscotch' is Anchored in Walter Matthau's Playful, Irascible Personality

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"With his novel, Hopscotch, Brian Garfield challenged himself to write a suspenseful spy tale in which nobody gets killed.

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