David Meir Grossman

Cat Power reemerges, pretty triumphantly, at Terminal 5:

Cat Power’s spent a lifetime working around certain types of music, and Sun was a step into the unknown. Mistakes, like the vocal mix on “Human Being” and a few other tracks, are bound to happen. But the peaks she’s reaching are higher than ever before.

Bio: David Meir Grossman is a writer living in Brooklyn. He can be found on Twitter at @davidmeirrobot.

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Cat Power reemerges, pretty triumphantly, at Terminal 5

Cat Power’s spent a lifetime working around certain types of music, and Sun was a step into the unknown. Mistakes, like the vocal mix on “Human Being” and a few other tracks, are bound to happen. But the peaks she’s reaching are higher than ever before.

Jan. 30, 2013

 
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Brooklyn label Norton Records, back from the brink after Sandy

Brooklyn label Norton Records was hit hard by Sandy, destroying some 175,000 records in their Red Hook warehouse; the road back has been tough, but they're making the best of it.

Jan. 16, 2013

 
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Louis C.K. and Chris Rock deliver laughs and raise funds for Staten Islanders

Louis C.K. played a comedy show on Staten Island to raise funds for relief efforts, and invited Chris Rock along too. 

Nov. 19, 2012

 
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A fond farewell from Glen Campbell at Carnegie Hall

Glen Campbell performed at Carnegie Hall this weekend as part of his "Goodbye Tour," the last he will do, having been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Oct. 15, 2012

 
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Frank Ocean pours it out to a New York audience

Last night Frank Ocean, performing at Terminal 5, displayed his indebtedness to traditional R&B, even while innovating it.

Jul. 27, 2012

 
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Jack Black’s ‘fake’ Tenacious D has real metal-band moment: A Comeback Album

Tenacious D have returned with a new album, "Rize of the Fenix," and no loss in tongue-in-cheek rock excess

Jun. 29, 2012

 
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What is the new protest music? On May Day in Union Square, a vague idea takes shape

The idea of an interactive concert on May Day had a wide-reaching appeal. Chuck Park, a 49-year-old union activist, came in all the way from Cleveland to play— “[the Guitarmy is] where I fit in,” he said. The chance to play with Morello “didn’t hurt,” 19-year-old Carlos Cabeza said, in making the decision to make May Day the first protest he'd ever attended. Yet the confusion that reigned during Morello’s time onstage was indicative of the tenor of this Occupy concert—a somewhat scattershot, not-quite-organized attempt to celebrate solidarity, and in doing so to please everybody.

May. 2, 2012

 
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At LPR, the country-not country sounds of Lambchop seem right for the moment

Whatever the lineup’s been, Lambchop and Wagner have always been about the in-betweens, exploiting sonic silences and relating to characters who aren't yet fully formed, even to themselves. Wagner has also been unusually open about his financial difficulties: he’s had trouble acquiring health care, and a recent cancer scare set him back $80,000 he couldn’t afford to lose. So the crowd laughed, albeit uncomfortably, when the band joked that the intended audience of the night was “hundreds of millions of YouTube viewers.” Were they in need of a viral hit?

Apr. 20, 2012