In the alt-folk universe of Andrew Bird’s Hands of Glory, his companion piece to Break It Yourself, Prohibition never ended, the “county remains dry,” and the closest thing to a plasma screen is the Atlantic Ocean. In this old-timey dystopia, Bird holds court at Riverside Church, the premiere live music venue in the bible-toting metropolis after Hurricane Sandy permanently knocked out the grid. Winter concerts are lit by candlelight, summer shows crackle with the campfire—and people just listen.
Mon., Dec. 10, 8 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 11, 8 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 5, 2012