Friday, August 20, 2010

A Night Out

Ute Lemper celebrates the work of Charles Bukowski this weekend at joe's Pub.

The first performance was last night and it was also my first stop on an unplanned, meandering evening through the city. I had intended to stay at the Pub all evening but Bill was headed up to the Lincoln Center Atrium for Bibi Tanga's American debut, so I tagged along. We picked up Morley along the way and took the train uptown to greet the French ambassador of funk, walking along the bottom of Central Park to satisfy Morley's longing for some trees.

The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center appeared subdued but completely engaged, except for a pocket of dancing fools whose joyous enthusiasm had spread by the end of the show.

After a quick dinner of dim sum, Bill, Morley and I headed back downtown to the Pub to catch Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl's new project Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger. It's a delicate and melodic collaboration and I look forward to hearing the entire album when it appears in October.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fought the Power

Public Enemy at Summerstage, Sunday August 15.