Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco: Teatro Degollado: Guadalajara, Mexico 17 June 2018

July 3, 2018

I spent a week in Mexico, staying with my friend meli, who is a cultural anthropologist currently doing her research in Mexico and based in Guadalajara. If you want to read about my entire trip to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallerta, go here. On my second day we went to the Teatro Degollado to see the […]

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Frank Turner / Lucero: PlayStation Theater 6 June 2018

June 13, 2018

The first time I saw Frank Turner, he was a co-opener (Lucero was the other opener) for Social Distortion at Roseland. I really enjoyed Turner’s set – his energy and charisma are catching. It’s funny – I remember his set as solo acoustic but when I went back to read my review I wrote that […]

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Jackie Venson: Cutting Room 15 May 2018

May 26, 2018

I wanted to treat my friend Rocky to an evening with Jackie Venson and her band on his birthday. Rocky had to cancel at the last minute, so I saw the show alone. But I was glad I saw her again so soon. The first time I saw her, she was playing with her band […]

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David Ford: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 9 May 2018

May 25, 2018

Next it was around the corner to see David Ford at Rockwood Stage 2. When we walked in David was still working on his elaborate set-up. rtb and I were right at the stage and mollyT and Peter stood behind us. We had an excellent view of all the pedals and cables. While rtb was […]

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Jackie Venson: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 9 May 2018

May 25, 2018

While buying tickets for David Ford at Rockwood (Stage 2), I noticed that Jackie Venson would be playing at Stage 3 earlier the same night, so I bought a ticket for her show also and convinced Peter, mollyT, and rtb to join me since we were all going to see David. What I did not […]

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A Taste of Mexico City via Nixtamal: Queens Dinner Club 16 May 2018

May 25, 2018

Sometime earlier this year, I read a review of the Queens Dinner Club’s venture to the canteen at the Ganesh Temple of the Hindu Temple Society of North America in Flushing and, after being sorry that I’d missed the experience (although I will do my best to get there soon and enjoy the canteen myself), […]

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Matata and Jesse James: An American Tragedy: Castillo Theatre 27 April 2018

May 2, 2018

At work we were offered four tickets to a show and I grabbed them because I always enjoy theater, especially if it’s free. The off-Broadway play was Matata and Jesse James: An American Tragedy at the Castillo Theatre, west of Times Square. I got there just before they opened the house. We were told not […]

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Patti Smith: Beacon Theatre 23 April 2018

April 26, 2018

Although the tickets were expensive, when I found one seat still available in the first row of the balcony, I decided that it was a sign that I should see the Tribeca Film Festival’s screening of Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band at the Beacon Theatre. The documentary is a film of the last concerts […]

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Experience Café: Cooper Hewitt Museum 19 April 2018

April 21, 2018

violaleeblue had two tickets for Experience Café, which she could not use and rtb and I snapped them up. The event was to call attention to a current exhibit — The Senses: Design Beyond Vision — at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. It’s an interesting museum that I have only seen a little of years […]

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Poundcake: Rockwood Stage 3 12 April 2018

April 13, 2018

While standing on line, the people behind me noticed the performance video on the wall of the bar at Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 3 bar and were wondering if that was taking place in the room below us. I told them that was Stage 2, which is around the corner and can be accessed through […]

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