Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Season's Break!

Guys and girls and dear readers (I know you're out there!), forgive me, but I'm taking a break over the holidays over there in the Swiss alps, snowboarding in Winter Wonderland, taking long walks in the freezing cold and the deafening silence, reflecting on a busy 2007 and purging my ears and soul from the dirty rock and rolling rack, so that I'll be all fresh and open for the new year. What do I want for Christmas? More comments and input from you guys (hey, you can do it anonymously!) and a new Rickenbacker guitar. There's Room to come, ladies and gentlemen. In the meantime, listen to the Sad Little Stars, they are worth the while! Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Beatles, Balkans and Other Stars and Jams

Ah, shucks, now the Paul McCartney tribute show at Joes Pub is sold out - no place for us tonite at the Loser's Lounge! Was looking forward to see and hear Joe, Mike and Julian as Paulies. I'll leave you with the very original flyer they came up with for this show and welcome comments by anybody who saw the gig!

The Jam are coming to town, at least as close as it can get to the real thing: Bass player Bruce Foxton and Drummer Rick Buckler teamed up with two mates who replace Weller, and judging from stuff on MySpace, they sound pretty convincing. Now, Blender had the good sense to bring em to the States! I got my tickets for their show at Blender Gramercy on February 9th already. So dont tell me I didnt tell you to get yours early, there's more than enough loyal Brits in this city to sell this show out quickly!

Last week, Import-Export came to town with their crazy Balkan gypsy beats and made the night to day. I guess they say Switzerland is too rich of options for real full-blooded musicians, but these guys have pure rhythm flowing through their veins. Their love for playing is infectious and got crowds in Brooklyn, Manhattan and even Staten Islands dancing and up late. Before we checked them out at NuBlu, we paid visit to the ever amazing Sad Little Stars, who played a short, highly energetic set at the Annex. I will put a song from their new excellent record on the blog soon. Moreover, Room will play their first comeback show with the Stars will in late February - we'll keep you posted!