Deva Mahal and Steph Brown have put together an exceptional group of musicians for a one night performance at Joe's Pub. Jaleel Bunton (from TV on The Radio) and Jeremy Freer are on guitar, Fen Ikner is on percussion, and Mister Reed is on backup vocals. Deva invited me to a rehearsal and we shot a quick video to give you a sneak peek.
I went to a hootenanny in Ridgewood, Queens on Monday night and it was great. Noah Block-Harley, Hubby Jenkins, Feral Foster, Jackson Lynch, Blind Boy Paxton, Maggie Carson from Spirit Family Reunion, and Sean McMahon, pictured above, gave incredible performances. Here are a couple of videos and audio tracks from the night.
Charlie Finch, art critic and gossiper extraordinaire, hosted a dinner last night at the Yale Club to celebrate Richard Johnson's return to New York City. There were broken glasses, screaming obscenities at the table, ruined linens, pot smoking on the street, covert nudie photo shots, and great food.
Last night The Hole opened AREA: The Exhibition, an exhibition (clearly) celebrating AREA (of course!), one of the hottest night clubs in NYC during the 1980s. The fabled club was the nexus of the downtown art scene, and Mr. Deitch, lead curator of the show and former director of MOCA, wanted to recreate the experience.