Friday, June 30, 2017

Daniel Bachman, Independence Celebration, Julius Caesar, Celebration of Missy Elliott + More This Weekend: Datebook 6/30 - 7/2/2017

      TODAY       
      FRIDAY
         6/30          
PHOTO: Screenshot via YouTube

        MUSIC        

Daniel Bachman

Guitar virtuoso Daniel Bachman makes good winter music, spare and thoughtful, but let's be honest — the raw, twangy blister of his finger-picking is also summer as hell.    (Read More)

        MUSIC        

Early Riser

Once pigeonholed by power chords and testosterone, punk rock spreads an increasingly wide umbrella in 2017.   (Read More)

        MUSIC        

Monk on Guitars

Great Thelonious Monk guitar albums — such as Elliott Sharp's spidery Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk!, Peter Bernstein's authoritative Monk, and even Mike Neer's twanging Steelonious — are rarer than you might think.  
(Read More)


     THEATER     

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar took on unruly cultural relevance this summer with the controversy surrounding the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production.  (Read More)

       DANCE       

Dans(c)e

The portmanteau-creating parentheses in his ensemble's name reference the fact that Dylan Crossman, a veteran of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's Legacy Tour and a star performer in Sally Silvers's recent Tenderizer, grew up in the South of France and studied in London.  (Read More)

        MUSIC        

Riverside

The band Riverside invented itself to celebrate the music of Jimmy Giuffre, a wily composer who did things with small ensembles that others weren't doing.    (Read More)

        TALKS        

The Woman Question

It's a good thing women can vote, but with turnout in November at an abysmal twenty-year low, and with 53 percent of white women voting for Trump, it seems the suffragettes weren't enough to save us from our current national nightmare.  (Read More)

  SATURDAY
         7/1          
PHOTO: Marcela Taboada

          FILM         

Fern Silva

Fern Silva's work — the subject of the latest entry in the New Museum's ongoing "Screens Series" initiative — is marked by bewildering collisions that suggest, at once, unfolding mysteries, exotic adventures, and terrifying cataclysms.    (Read More)

 FOOD & DRINK 

Independence Day Celebration

Get a taste — literally — of how Independence Day was celebrated when Congress declared it a national holiday in 1870.  (Read More)

     THEATER     

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar took on unruly cultural relevance this summer with the controversy surrounding the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production.  (Read More)

        MUSIC        

Riverside

The band Riverside invented itself to celebrate the music of Jimmy Giuffre, a wily composer who did things with small ensembles that others weren't doing.    (Read More)

     SUNDAY
         7/2          
PHOTO: Bill Eppridge

     THEATER     

J&K: 1965

In 1965, Life photographer Bill Eppridge took a series of photographs of two heroin addicts in New York City: John and Karen.  (Read More)

     THEATER     

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar took on unruly cultural relevance this summer with the controversy surrounding the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production.  (Read More)

       MUSIC       

Get Ur Freak On: A Celebration of Missy Elliott

Brooklyn rapper and spoken-word artist Latasha Alcindor brings the living history of Missy Elliott to Le Poisson Rouge for a commemoration of the emcee's everlasting contributions to hip-hop. (Read More)

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