The roving, placid, pleasingly off-putting Sam Amidon, he of the dulcet voice and occasional blood-curdling mid-murder-ballad screams, is an SOTC favorite, soothing and off-putting in equal measure, so you know that an event titled "An Evening With Sam Amidon" will deliver at least a few mome ... More >>
We here at SOTC are great fans of eerily serene NYC-ish folkie Sam Amidon -- or at least, fans of his otherworldly skill with cover songs. And so the news that a) Katrina and the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine" is 25 years old, b) Brooklyn Vegan is celebrating this fact by curating a celebratory ... More >>
Little Brother: happy or not, it's an ending. Photo by Studio KompleksIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla falls hard for Sam Amidon, the gentle, affable, R. Kelly-covering young folkie, while Camille Dodero applies a lifetime of Courtney Love-related knowledge to Hole's new Nobody's Da ... More >>
Here we have the fourth-annual slate of Wordless Music fetes, pairing as always electronic and indie-rock types with classical musicians, to presumably horizon-expanding effect. We kick off in September with that bananas Warp Records birthday-party deal (feature Battles, !!!, Flying Lotus etc.), ... More >>
This blog's second sojourn to the Happy Ending Reading and Music Series last week reminded us of Colson Whitehead's stand there back in April, when the evening's musical guest, Sam Amidon, covered R. Kelly's "Relief," one of the most underrated, if also most exceedingly bizarre, tracks in Kells' v ... More >>
The official theme of last night's Happy Ending Music and Reading Series at Joe's Pub was "taking risks." Host Amanda Stern credited this idea to musical guests Vampire Weekend, claiming that she'd polled disparate subjects (her landlord, a 311 operator, a physicist, novelists John Wray and Arthur ... More >>
Oh--is it summertime again already?
If the sight of Colson Whitehead reading aloud haikus about Kiefer Sutherland's 24 at last night's Happy Ending Music and Reading Series wasn't a convincing enough case for the perennially killer event, Amanda Stern announced from the stage last night that the mu ... More >>