Monthly Archives: August 2010

Rock noir from Brooklyn: Mr. Reid Paley!!!

Artist: Reid Paley Trio
Title: Approximate Hellhound vs The Monkey Demon
Label: Metaphor Rythyms
Cat.#: Meta-66
Blues/Rock/singer-song writer

Reviewed by Zack Prewitt

OK. Reid Paley. I’ve seen this name it seems forever. Never heard the guy. Here you go. Not bad. Convincing enough stripped down (you know, trio) blues, rockabilly, country arrangements. The wholly atonal vocals don’t work for everything, but I like Nick Cave so I’d be a hypocrite to not endorse them. They print the lyrics on the insert. That’s cool if you want to learn English to his CD. Should that be the case, I recommend skipping the last song for too much profanity. Good job Reid Paley Trio.

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Music listings 8/30 through 9/5

1.The Stumblebum Brass Band w. ORB MELLON, LOW SOCIETY (featuring Mandy Lemons & Sturgis Nikides)

DateTuesday, August 31, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Bowery Electric (327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003) Get Directions

Ticket: $ t.b.a.
Genre: blues, brass

The Stumblebums are an incendiary force on the New York City music scene. Even though the band has deep respect and admiration for the art of both Louis Armstrong and Nirvana; the Stumblebums reject nostalgia in favor of riotous spontaneity.

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Hong Kong Garden…indie music grown in the Far East!!


Text by Sean Hockings

For those who know Hong Kong it has always been more of a movie town than a music town and live music tolerated to a degree by the authorities and ignored by the masses is confined to a small number of venues in the city.

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Tatsumi Hijikata – the godfather of Butoh!

Photo by Hiroshi Yamazaki

Tatsumi Hijikata (1928 – 1986) was a Japanese dance choreographer, dancer and actor and the co-founder of Butoh. By the late 1960s, he had begun to develop this dance form, which is highly choreographed with stylized gestures drawn from his childhood memories of his northern Japan home. Steven Barber believes that ” Hijikata is the supreme figure in the second half of Japan’s twentieth century experimental culture, and the most seminal and inspirational figure of that previous century for innovative artists, choreographers, film-makers, musicians and writers working in contemporary Japan.”

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