March 13, 2007

Highline Ballroom Packs Grade-A Meat

New York City’s Meatpacking District ain’t just for drugged-up clubbers anymore. Nope, now it’s for drugged-up music fans as well. The Highline Ballroom — owned and operated by the family

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Photo Review: The Good, The Bad & The Queen

We’re continuing to recruit new talent to HT in an effort to provide you with more web junk to help you procrastinate at work. Today we offer our first post from Danfun, the photogenius behind the Who’s Driving The Bus? blog.

A sword sallower, a burlesque escape artist and three generations of rock and roll converged on the Webster Hall stage last night for fantastic evening of music.


Damon Albarn‘s amazing new supergroup, The Good, The Bad and The Queen, played its first North American show last night. A far cry from his old groups, this band features Clash bass player Paul Simonon, former Verve guitarist Simon Tong, and afrobeat pioneer and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen.

Read on below for more photos from The GB&Q’s continental debut…

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Tuesday’s Overflow

I just finished watching the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and oh my, what a train wreck. The only salvageable parts were REM’s performance and the footage from past ceremonies.

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Lucinda Williams: West

Lucinda Williams has never been shy about being personal in her music and her latest confessional opus – West – is no exception. Almost a carbon copy of 2001’s Essence in melody and lyrics, West is a notebook of slow moving hymns that run through themes of both losing and finding love.

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Bobby Bare Jr.: Humming to Myself

Listen to enough Bobby Bare Jr., and you start craving the stuff whenever you're in need of a little peace of mind. It's not that he makes music that's necessarily peaceful, just that he's arrived at a cross section of pie-eyed quirk, country musicianship, rocker dynamics and loveably dirty, unburnished romance that's particularly agreeable on any kind of day.

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