I guess I resemble most of the folks in this video in that I've never heard of house music group Swedish House Mafia, who play MSG on the 16th. But, I'll give them props: the spray dot campaign in this video is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. Details on tickets here.
I can't believe I missed this. Scratch that: I can't believe this even happened. And, did y'all see Spin last month? Not bad for a couple of Brooklyn wiseasses without a manger.
Was this really just last year?
By Scott Rose
Richard Termine for The New York Times
The program that tenor Ian Bostridge and composer/pianist Thomas Adès chose for their Carnegie Hall recital this Monday centered on themes of depression, loss of love, and the artist’s alienation from society. At his best, Bostridge enchanted with his elegant blending of words and music, each phrase flowing beguilingly out of the last.
The centerpiece of the recital was Robert Schumann’s song cycle Opus 48, Dichterliebe. The alternately jilted, yearning, bitter, and unhinged lover of the cycle ideally must be portrayed by a singer capable of vividly communicating mood swings without ever emitting an unmusical sound. To be sure, Bostridge emitted no sour tones, and his diction was a model of clarity. Yet, his fundamentally British primness proved to be a barrier to the wide-ranging emotions of these songs. Moreover, Bostridge displayed some quirky vocal mannerisms: at one point, he gave six consecutive notes individual emphases while the score suggests a coherent musical through-line.