On Saturday and Sunday, Williamsburg's Nitehawk Cinema and Vice/Noisey hosted brunch screenings of the 2002 documentary A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake as part of a week of events celebrating the April 16th release of live tribute album Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake. It was also the fi ... More >>
Scattered cosmic dust
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
Influential British folk guitarist Bert Jansch, 67, passed away on Wednesday night in London from lung cancer. Having watched Jansch in performance when he opened for Neil Young just over five months ago, it's shocking to say the least: "while Jansch's singing voice at times came out murmured and in ... More >>
Neil Young/ Bert Jansch Avery Fischer Hall Sunday, April 24 Better than: Easter dinner with your two guitar-playing grandfathers. As the crowd of Neil fans sorted themselves out at Lincoln Center, there was a bit of murmuring when opener Bert Jansch took the stage. For all their knowledge of Neil' ... More >>
The Godfather of Grunge comes to Avery Fisher
In retrospect, this one was not unforeseeable, given that last night's lineup at the Bell House was headlined by Bert Jansch, a not infrequent Neil Young tour partner and buddy, and supported by the Pegi Young Band, which of course is fronted by Young's wife. Brooklyn Vegan even touted the ru ... More >>
In 2009, the traditional practice of exchanging physical copies of records for money is a trade that might best be called quixotic. But New Yorkers are stubborn people, and the record store is not dead. Below, the top ten records that sold in the last week at a store near you. John Kioussis ope ... More >>
More Brit-folk leftovers, revelatory at best, humanizing at worst.
For the week of May 30-June 5, 2007
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