Musical interlude: PJ Harvey, “Sheela-na-gig”

-H8E_BFFYyg I’ve seen PJ Harvey play twice, once in Boston and once in Washington D.C. The single best live music experience I’ve had was her performance of "50-Foot Queenie" in Boston, 1996. Any chance I might ever have to see her perform, I will immediately jump on it. Videos and recordings don’t quite capture the […]

“Enemy Change His Mind” by Dog Whistle

Cover art meme: "Enemy Change His Mind" by Dog Whistle, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey. I love album cover art. Not-too-secretly, I desire to design things for fun and profit, and I adore the art that surrounds music. So obviously I love this meme: The CD Cover Meme group has only three rules: (1) The first […]

As she deceived me I watched and went out of my mind

Today I was in the mood for a little Tom Jones: specifically, for his 1968 hit "Delilah." cn3SP44pMKY So great. But then Peterb suggested I check out The Sensational Alex Harvey Band‘s cover. And sure enough, it’s fab! ALetUlERBYI Tom’s version is still my favorite, I think, but I’m excited to add The Sensational Alex […]

Klezmer clarinet and Harlem piano fuse in Uptown Pittsburgh

Suzanne Ortner and Tom Roberts, incredible stride piano and klezmer clarinet Friday, January 25th at James Simon’s Sculpture Studio/Loft 305 Gist Street, Uptown, a few blocks from Birmingham Bridge off Forbes/Fifth Avenues, Tel: 412.434.5629 (Location & directions) Doors open at 7pm Music at 8pm Donation suggested: $10 Good food and drinks provided–bring more if you’d […]