Category Archives: About Last Night

About … last night. Or the night before. Or the night before that. We’re not lazy, we are deliberate. That’s it, deliberate.

Oh Canada

Carolyn Mark is funny. I first saw her a few years ago at a Canadian showcase at SXSW, where she was hanging out with her fellow Corn Sister, Neko Case. Playing without her band, but totally at ease on stage, … Continue reading

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Jesus Put A Whoopee Cushion In My Truck
or The Diesel Only Showcase At The Lakeside Lounge

This is CMJ week, but some islands of insanity do manage to survive here and there. Diesel Only Records, right here in Brooklyn, is the home of such local country and Americana luminaries as Laura Cantrell, Amy Allison, Neil Cleary, … Continue reading

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Luscious Beers and Bubbly Women

In the past few years, Dogfish Head Brewery‘s famed World Wide Stout has been a cold-weather fixture in this part of the world. It is “the world’s strongest dark ale”, and at 21% alcohol it’s not hard to see why! … Continue reading

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They Only Come Out At Night, Except In Hoboken

After the grueling session at Spuyten Duyvil just related by Linus, I did not wake up until well past noon. It was after 3 when I emerged from the PATH station at Hoboken, on my way to visit Mary Ann … Continue reading

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The Duyvil Made Me Do It

The new beer bar on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg (at #359, across from Black Betty and near the corner of Havemeyer) is called Spuyten Duyvil, and it’s a great new addition to the shortlist of New York’s finer beverage establishments. … Continue reading

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American, Tender

I hear some guys with plastic hats and wooden sticks hit some ball out of some stadium last night. Oh, all right, I know, I was watching it too, at d.b.a. over a couple of glasses of Delirium Tremens. I’m … Continue reading

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The Dolly Ranchers at the Rodeo Bar

Santa Fe’s Dolly Ranchers are more folk than country, but their foot-stomping brand of folk music, which harks back to Woody Guthrie and Leo Kottke, is generously leavened with large helpings of country –Dolly Parton, naturally. What is there not … Continue reading

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I have sinned

Last night, I lost my credibility. It happened innocently at first, during the customary contest for audience members at the Lucky Stiff Burlesque at the Pussycat Lounge. They needed [s]victims[/s]volunteers; I was on the first row as is my wont, … Continue reading

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