This week, “Movies With a View” screens Annie Hall in Brooklyn Bridge Park. There will also be a DJ set, which means: DIANE KEATON DANCE PARTY. Assuming that we’re also allowed to drink white wine, this is basically our ideal night out (Thursday, July 8, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.). And this is Read More
To call a concert, especially that of a singer of religious songs, a “revelation” is beyond cliché. Yet there is no better term to describe the first time I saw the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
In his prime, the Pakistani qawwali singer was one of the most passionate and imaginative vocalists of his time, Read More
When Rounder Records reached into the dustbin of music history in 1990 and snatched out the only album the Flatlanders (where Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock and Joe Ely got their start) ever recorded, they renamed it More a Legend Than a Band . The same could be said of the Scottish group Belle & Read More
For a few years now, Steve Earle has threatened to abandon his electric neo-Woody Guthrie musical observations and retreat into the arms of Bill Monroe, bluegrass icon and progenitor of the “high lonesome” singing style. “Bluegrass is probably the only music I’m going to do from now on,” he told me in an interview in Read More
When he arrived on the scene in 1986, Steve Earle was lauded as a neo-Outlaw hillbilly singer (see Waylon and Willie). But as Mr. Earle’s songs got increasingly louder and the singer himself cultivated a biker look, his records straddled that lost consumer zone between Hank Williams and heavy metal. How was Mr. Earle’s poor Read More