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Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space: Spiritualized at Radio City Music Hall

On Friday July 30, it was up to Radio City Music Hall for the performance by Spiritualized, complete with orchestra and choir, of the seminal 1997 album Ladies and Gentleman...
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Never travel far without a little Big Star: Channeling Chilton at City Winery

I’ve just come off the long overdue opportunity to attend three different concerts in an eight day spell in New York City. Each of them was special. Each of them...
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The Catskill 45s Ride Again

After the success of our 45th birthday party last year, we revived the idea, and the band, for a repeat party this past Saturday, at which we played music exclusively...
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Steal This Mix!

Saturday night I DJ’d my old neighbor’s long-standing Cinqo de Mayo party in Brooklyn… the first time I’d been able to attend in years. Had an absolute blast. Put together...
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Keep on Truckin’ America

The inaugural Truck America Festival rolled into the Catskills the first weekend of May – albeit with more of a whisper than a roar. The three-day event, held at the...
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The Hold Steady at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock

The Hold Steady rolled into Woodstock’s Bearsville Theater Thursday night as part of a club tour in advance of their fifth album, Heaven Is Whenever. Given that the usual fare...
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There Are No Survivors? Speedball and the Mod Revival of 1979

It’s funny how things work out. I spent much of last year writing a first draft of an account of my teen years, a certain percentage of which I spent...
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All Hopped Up… Chapter 4’s “mix tape” now online

Per the previous post, the people at 8tracks.com are continuing to upload full song “mix tapes” to accompany my new book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from...
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