Stopped by the legendary Cafe Wha? during a Christmas visit to NYC. Here's a history lesson - and a few dynamic photographs...
Founded in 1929 by by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.) and two of her friends, Lillie P. Bliss and Mary Quinn Sullivan, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) officially opened on November 7, 1929, nine days after the Wall Street Crash(!). It was housed in six rooms of galleries and offices […]
Akokán is a Yoruba word used by Cubans to mean “from the heart” or “soul”, so it was no surprise that Cuba’s Orquesta Akokán lit up the stage at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge a couple of weeks ago with a blazing presentation of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of Benny Moré and banda gigante of the […]
Waxahatchee, an indie music project formed in 2010 by American singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield, performing live at Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker Street in New York City. With country/folk singer/songwriter Anna St. Louis on bass and Justin Sullivan’s (of dreamy lo-fi pop outfit Night Stop) on drums. I first stumbled upon Waxahatchee (named after a creek […]
Formed in 1996 in Eugene, Oregon by Mike Scheidt (guitars, vocals), Yob released their debut album ‘Elaborations of Carbon’ in 2002 and released their 8th album, the critically acclaimed ‘Our Raw Heart’ in 2017 with Relapse Records. The album was conceived amidst dire circumstances that nearly left frontman Mike Scheidt dead after suffering from an […]