Welcome to Unscrewed, your weekly antidote to wine-related malaise.
Allow me to introduce myself with a list: 10 of my best tips for revitalizing your personal wine program or becoming a better drinker.
1. Be curious. There is no shame in learning, only in pretending to know what you don't.
2. Or ... More >>
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo w/SMOD
Central Park SummerStage
Sunday, July 22
Better than: Air conditioning in a heat wave.
There's a shopping list of fine pop bands from throughout the African continent listed on one page of drumming major John Miller Chernoff's esteemed 1979 ethnographic study African R ... More >>
Amadou & Mariam
Monday, February 6
Better than: Waiting for the official tour.
When it comes to music rooms with a stunning view, it was tough to beat the penthouse at the Cooper Square Hotel (now André Balazs's unfortunately named The Standard East Village) last summer, when Annie Ohayon ... More >>
Boubacar Traore w/Zongo Junction
The Bell House
Tuesday, September 27
Better than: Eric Clapton's probably inevitable African blues record.
Sly Stone offers one possible method for dealing with celebrity: get famous, sell your royalties and squander your money, drop out of sig ... More >>
Celebrate Brooklyn! At Prospect Park Bandshell
Friday, July 29
Better than: A night in the tropics.
The threat of rain was palpable to just about everyone who turned up in Prospect Park to hear Malian star Oumou Sangare on Friday. "Despite what the forecasters say, it's just a ... More >>
"Acoustic Africa" featuring Haibib Koite, Oliver Mtikudzi and Afel Boucoum
BB King Blues Club
Wednesday, April 6
Better than: Buying a plane ticket to Mali.
Western listeners (that's us, if you were wondering) often need comparisons to dig deeper into "world music." If that's w ... More >>