Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Review of Justin Taylor's The Gospel of Anarchy

Ben Kupstas Reviews The Gospel of Anarchy by Justin TaylorI have a review of Brooklyn author Justin Taylor's debut novel, The Gospel of Anarchy, in the latest issue of The L Magazine. A short version is in print, but head over to the website for an expanded take on the book.

Phil

I contributed some of my favorite things to a "Best Of" issue of L Magazine not too long ago, and one of my entries was Phillip Racz. I'd seen him playing his accordion at the Metropolitan G station a few times and did a little sleuthing to track him down to get his name for the mag. I didn't want to go the trite route of picking a favorite new band or bar, and figured one of the more intriguing subway performers deserved some attention. Phil had caught my attention as I was reading and waiting for the G one night by segueing from Radiohead's "No Surprises" into an absolutely gorgeous version of the Twin Peaks theme that echoed through the tunnel. I kept in touch with Phil and even got a chance to play with him a bit recently. He's an inspired and engaging performer (especially on upright bass and accordion) and an all-around swell guy. Here's a video of him doing an Astor Piazzolla tune.

Phil. from Cleon Grey on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"The Star of the Show"



Listen to this and try to resist sobbing. I dare you.



Then go help Emilie out: http://www.emiliegossiaux.com/

Monday, February 7, 2011

FUTURE WIFE @ The Stone (2/11/11)

(flyer by BJK)

FUTURE WIFE
(Young Jean Lee, Tim Simmonds, Ben Kupstas, Michael Demsyn-Hanf, & Nick Jenkins)


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11

@ THE STONE
10 PM ($10)

SUNDAY, MARCH 6
@ CAKE SHOP
8PM ($6)

SATURDAY, MARCH 12
@ BUSHWICK STARR (CATCH SERIES)
8PM ($10)