Two days after Bob Dylan turns 70 years (forever) young, he will be feted by some ardent local fans at Dylan Fest 2011, this year’s fond incarnation of the annual cover-palooza. Norah Jones, Jesse Malin, Evan Dando, Adam Green, Nikolai Fraiture (of the Strokes), and many more artists will be on hand to share fingerpicked revisitings of the iconoclast’s greatest hits: We have a feeling “Maggie’s Farm” and “Tangled Up in Blue” will get some play, but will anyone dare croon the protest beacon “Only a Pawn in Their Game” tonight? Hopefully not, because that could skew a bit untoward. Bobby will come back from Mustique, et al., to pain on them.
Thu., May 26, 9 p.m.; Fri., May 27, 9 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 18, 2011