Friday, April 22, 2011

05/??/08 Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, New York, NY

The free music season in NYC seems to start earlier every year. On this sunny day in May, I convinced my friend Sylvia to drive us into Manhattan for some early afternoon jazz at the new jazz cafe in Columbus Center.

Jazz @ Lincoln Center had opened up recently and spread various performance and educational spaces throughout the building, curated by Wynton Marsalis. Nearly every performance space, Dizzy's included, features a plate glass windows overlooking the hustle and bustle of Columbus Circle as a backdrop.

After the show, we explored the other performance spaces, including the small yet stunning Allen Room and the larger and equally impressive Rose Theatre where we were privy to an orchestra's rehearsal.

Later, we perused the paintings and sculptures that populate the mall.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

4/12/08 Disco Biscuits @ Nokia Theater, New York, NY

04/12/08 • Nokia Theatre • New York , NY
Set 1: M.E.M.P.H.I.S. > Lunar Pursuit > Shelby Rose1 > Air Song1 > And The Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night2
Set 2: Rockafella > Above The Waves3 > Bazaar Escape2, Resurrection > Spacebirdmatingcall > Shadow > 42
Encore: Mulberry's Dream
2ending only
3completes 4/11 version (ending and beginning sections only)
I know I caught one of the shows of the Biscuits' inaugural run at the Nokia, which would quickly become one of their most venerated stomping grounds. I am 90% sure it was this one.

04/06/08 Kimya Dawson/Angelo Spencer/L'Orchidee D'Hawai @ Webster Hall, New York, NY

This will likely remain the only show I ever attended with my father and my sister, who like myself were converted to the folk punk stylings of Kimya Dawson following her inclusion all over the soundtrack of the "indie" hit film Juno.

Opening the show was the jangly French surf pop group L'Orchidee D'Hawai and Kimya's forgettable baby daddy Angelo Spencer.

Kimya Dawson played an intimate, unpretentious set featuring all her solo hits, but sadly none of her Moldy Peaches output.