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Day of the Dead

4AD released this week the Grateful Dead tribute compilation Day of the Dead – it’s the 20th album in the Red Hot series to help raise money and…


AV Club Undercover Video Series

Not sure how I missed this, but a series the AV Club at the Onion has been doing since 2010, in which bands come in and do cover…

Strung Out in Heaven

Strung Out in Heaven

New collaboration between Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff, a tribute to David Bowie via String Quartet, including: Blackstar (featuring Anna Calvi) Space Oddity (featuring Neil Gaiman) Ashes to…



The fine folks at KCRW have introduced a VR app, which you can use with viewers like Cardboard and your Android or iOS phone, to view performances from…

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell “Won’t Go Back”

Daft Labeouf

Joseph Arthur at the Me & Thee


Zhu Vegan Cuisine in Arlington

Just 9-10 blocks from the Cambridge-Arlington line on Mass Ave, Zhu Vegan Cuisine recently opened in Arlington, and we got a chance to stop in for lunch a…



I’m on Contrast Podcast! My first contribution, to 246 Untitled, just got published. I went with Sinead O’Connor’s version of Shane McGowan’s “Song with No Name.” So excited…


24 hour Clover HFI Central Square

I’ve been a fan of Clover for some time, and used to regularly visit first the food truck in Kendall Square, then the foodtruck in Dewey Square and…

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English Beat at Riverfest

This weekend was Riverfest in Newburyport and the headliner was The English Beat! It’s a beautiful setting for a concert – they went on at dusk and played…


Vegan Food Truck Festival, Kendall Square 9-12-15

Of course this happens the weekend I’m out of town. Food Truck Festivals of America Vegan Food Truck Festival. From their site: Attention all Vegans: we have just…


Pizzeria Ludica

While in Vancouver BC recently for a conference I got to jonesing for good vegan pizza. Not the “hold the cheese” super plain variety you get at the…


Vegan à Genève

I was in Geneva recently on business, and was happy to find Qibi, whose menu has a number of vegan options all clearly marked. I haven’t always found…


Millenium Reopens in Oakland

I’m exited to report that the notice of Millenium’s closing earlier this year turns out to have been, as Mark Twain might say, greatly exaggerated. Millenium has now…


Contrast Podcast – New York

Another excellent episode of Contrast Podcast, on the theme of New York City. My favorites were the Cat Power (New York) and Dylan (Talkin’ New York). What I…


Contrast Podcast Returns

Very happy to see the return at long last of the Contrast Podcast: The Contrast Podcast is awake and has shaved, showered and shaken off it’s sleepiness with…



De La Soul Kickstarter for New Album

Check it out over at Kickstarter – De La Soul’s NEW ALBUM Already well over their target – looking forward to hearing the album.