After he graduated high school, John McCauley convinced his parents to let him tour the country playing his guitar rather than going to college. Somehow, they listened, and he birthed Deer Tick, an alt-country band that's since released four records and a handful of EPs. McCauley is now in his mid-t ... More >>
The Music of the Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks 1964-1971
Tuesday, March 13
Better than: Paying $300 to see The Stones.
Okay, so maybe most of the audience was old enough to remember the first time they saw Mick Jagger shake his hips and lips on The Ed Sullivan Show. And a sea of salt-an ... More >>
Monday, February 6
Better than: Slacking off.
The age-old question about how one might get to Carnegie Hall rattled in my brain as I headed uptown last night, en route to Jay-Z's first of two performances at the hallowed Midtown space. "Practice" is the cheeky answer that peo ... More >>
I just heard the sound of 10 million gays of a certain age plotzing.
But let me explain.
Stay All Night--a documentary exploring Judy Garland's legendary performance at Carnegie Hall (the April 23rd, 1961 show)--has just gone into pre-production.
Q: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? A: Release a bewildering triple-CD and date Andy Samberg. It's frankly shocking it took so long, but everyone's favorite mega-baroque harpist hits the big time November 23. Two days before thanksgiving, just FYI. Tickets on sale Monday, link TBA. If her pas ... More >>
A major highlight of the in-progress (and still plenty loaded) CareFusion Jazz Festival is not to be, alas: Tonight's Carnegie Hall fete with bossa nova deity Joao Gilberto has been canceled due to travel issues. Per the fest's official statement: