The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) kicked off on Friday, and over at Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. 6th St.), Róisín Murphy got things started off right with the debut show in her first American tour since 2007, when the Irish singer-songwriter’s second album, Overpowered, was released. From the moment she stepped foot on stage, bedecked in one of the night’s myriad, fantastic costumes, Murphy and her band dazzled and delighted the adoring audience.
I would call the show a nonstop spectacle, but that would seem to diminish the integrity of the music—the pure quality of that infectious beat and Murphy’s vocals, impressively both lyric and percussive. Certainly, the intimate venue and the fact that Murphy changed costumes right on stage during a song or while transitioning from one to the next kept that feeling of authenticity at the forefront. The theatrical production added to, and never took away from, the musical performance. Continue reading →
The juvenile genius of Dave Letterman’s early top 10 lists is probably starting to fade in everyone’s memories since the advent of his retirement. But remember that Snuggles the Fabric Softener Bear once listed as one of his top 10 concerns that the Pillsbury Doughboy might ask to be poked a little bit lower. And keep your eye out at flea markets for that top-ranked obscure Norman Rockwell painting entitled, “Turn Your Head and Cough.”
Letterman, well-known by the Connecticut State Police for his lead foot, dreamed in one of his lists of replacing the speedometer in cars with an encouraging voice that just says, “Punch it! Punch it!”
WEDNESDAY 11/05 * Free Training Tips for Rescued Dogs @ Empire of the Dog (415 Grand St) 7:30pm, FREE, Discuss the typical issues that may arise in newly adopted dogs and how to navigate the first several months with your new pet, More info ♫ Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Pre-Party @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $15, With Move D / Reagenz / Forma / Bryan Kasenic, Buy tix Continue reading →