Thursday, April 20, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
My response is pending...
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
My Mood: Somewhere between upset, jaded and scared.
In two weeks my magazine, Relix, is throwing a festival right here in
The craziness all begins at the sixth annual Jammy Awards which is going to be held on April 20 (I know, heady). The Jammys is kind of like one of my old-school Excelsior parties only it is held at the Theater at
The Jammys is our annual award ceremony/indoor festival in which we pair “real bands” with “jambands” for onetime only collaborations. Some of the notable bands performing this year include moe., Blues Traveler, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Dead’s Mickey Hart and Billy Kreutzmann, Dweezil Zappa, Phish’s Mike Gordon, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Stephen Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Guster, Savion Glover, Richie Havens, Angelique Kidjo, Steve Kimock, Jane Addiction’s Stephen Perkins, Bettye LaVette, Little Feat, DJ Logic, Mad Professor, Baaba Maal, Martin Sexton, Grace Potter, Chick Corea, Charlie Musselwhite and McCoy Tyner, yada yada yada. It costs about $30 and runs from about to , give or take a few technical difficulties.
If that’s not enough, we’ve also co-opted pretty much every venue in the greater New York-arena from April 21-23---from Carnegie Hall to CODA---for the weekend long Green Apple Music Festival. Each venue is going to “go green” and we’re putting on a bunch of hip shows, including the New York Philharmonic! I am running three shows myself: Friday, a Strangefolk/Grateful Dead party at the Lion’s Den Friday, Saturday a performance by the Slip at CODA and Sunday a boat cruise around
Since concerts cost money, we’re also providing entertainment for the post-college improvised. On April 21 and 22, we’re closing down
PS We will return with daily Greenhaus Effect updates on April 24, with enough post-festival
cynicism to keep you coming back for months to come!
Monday, April 03, 2006
For me, Pink Floyd has always had a sort of voodoo. The group's classic lineup last performed the year I was born and Roger Waters severed ties with his bandmates shortly after my third-birthday, ruling out a chance for any post-uterine performances. Not that it really mattered. Pink Floyd, in my mind, always had a mystic quality, a loose collection of sounds and voices tied together somewhere in space. Unlike more iconic figures like John Lennon or Jerry Garcia, David Gilmour's voice, in particular, was never attached to his face but, instead floated free into the sky filled with lasers, smoke and strobe lights. And, now, a decade after Pink Floyd parted ways, David Gilmour stands in the present --- a real person playing to a post-9/11 crowd. A few vocal scratches aside, he sounds just as I remembered him or, more precisely, how I envisioned remembering him. Sometimes, it is easier to look at the lights.....
Anyways, still lots of music before then. Here are some highlights:
April 4: David Gilmour (featuring Richard Wright) @ Radio City Music Hall
April 5: Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Canal Room
April 6: Ratdog @ Beacon Theater, New York, NY