BY Kelly McClure in Music Stuff on Nov 27, 2009 |
Seeing a band or performer who you really like play live for the first time is such a delicate situation. Let's say that you've been listening to a certain album non-stop for months, are madly in love with it, and then you go see the songs performed live and they just majorly stink up the place. It's a sad thing when that happens, but let me just tell you that this did NOT happen when I went to my first ever Jemina Pearl show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Music Stuff on Nov 25, 2009 |
I am considering making it "my thing" in writing up concert reviews to re-tell the occurrences of fights that broke out while I was there. It seems to happen at every show I go to and is distracting in that sort of "this is so awkward, I can't look away" sort of way. Last night I attended the Julian Plenti show at the Bowery Ballroom, which was also apparently attended by the inhabitants of some sort of local mental hospital.
Julian Plenti is ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Eat Me on Nov 19, 2009 |
The holidays are basically upon us, what with Thanksgiving being next week and all. Doesn't it seem to sneak up on you every year? It feels like just yesterday I was complaining about being too damn hot and sweaty to leave the house, and now I'm pricing frozen turkeys and making Christmas shopping lists for my loved ones. This time of year can be stressful, and sometimes the only way to keep things in check during times of stress is to get nice and shit ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Artsy on Nov 17, 2009 |
Are you finding yourself stumped on what to do and where to go this weekend? Do you live in NYC and like to have fun? Well I'm glad we had this talk because I have a suggestion for you. Head to Joe's Pub this Friday at midnight (CRAZY! I Know!) to check out a one night only performance of Jeffery and Cole Thanksgiving Casserole.
If you are not familiar with Jeffery and Cole, then you are in for a world of Googles this afternoon, my friends. Jeffery and Cole ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Music Stuff on Nov 16, 2009 |
Kid Sister (AKA Melisa Young) is really fun to talk to on the phone. For the first five minutes of our conversation she asked me questions about where I was from, having called me out on my Midwestern accent. Born and raised in suburban Illinois herself, Melisa credits the drought of suburban entertainment options for the creativity that grew from it. When there's nowhere to go but the yarn barn and the local Walmart, might as well start banging some pots and pans ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Music Stuff on Nov 07, 2009 |
Katie Stelmanis has the voice of an angel. Aside from having a Facebook fan page that says it in print, with hundreds of followers who agree, it's just true. It is. Katie and her band, which is Carmen Elle on guitar and back ground vocals, and Maya Postepski on drums, opened for Fucked Up at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Thursday and were able to turn a crowd of ruffians into instant new fans.
The setting for the show was dreamy in itself, as the Brooklyn ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Artsy on Nov 06, 2009 |
So what have you been up to for the past few years of your life? Did you happen to make a massively important documentary that explores the controversy over what the Bible has to say about homosexuality being a sin? NO? Well Chicago filmmaker Ky Dickens did.
For the past few years, Ky and Producer/PR lady Kristen Kaza traveled from city to small town, to armpit of the world in order to interview common folk and religious leaders from both the team gay and ... Read More