Our Weekly Concert Picks: September 25–october 1
Middleborugh Universalist Jubilee Concert
Wednesday, September 25: Darwin Deez NYC popsters Darwin Deez boast many of the traits we admire most in bands, including super catchy melodies; excess jangle; and the tendency to burst into spontaneous dance moves in laundromats and parks. In the past five years, the bandwho first found fame with sugary delight Radar Detector has released two records of low-stakes pop, and has delighted many a crowd with their Thriller-inspired moves. Theyre now touring behind sophomore record Songs for Imaginary People, which sees mustachioed front man Darwin Smith trading his 4-string for a regular ole 6-stringer, and adding some snark to his previously bubblegummy sound. They play JBs this Wednesday arrive early for opener Laser Background (a.k.a., Andy Molholt and friends), whose new record Super Future Montage dropped this week, and is one of the coolest, weirdest things weve heard in some time. 9:00 at Johnny Brendas, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., $12. Tickets available here . Thursday, September 26: Kid Cudi with Tyler, the Creator If the pop candies of Darwin Deez are too sweet for you, consider raging hard with the in-your-face jamz of Kid Cudi and Tyler, the Creator, who join forces this Thursday at Penns Landing. Since 2008, Cudis been an unstoppable force on the hip-hop scene, maturing from Kanye disciple to occasional rocker and umm, actor to the monolith behind 2013s chart-topping Indicud. Since then, hes teamed up with everyone from Michael Bolton to Haim, proving he truly isto quote the man himselfunf*ckwittable. Tour mate Tyler, the Creator rose to prominence as leader and co-founder of foul-mouthed collective Odd Future, then continued to win fans with his brash, uncompromising solo work, which isnt afraid to call out the haters OR wax poetic on Big topics. Wear your high-tops, because this one will get dirty.
British expat beaten with brick, robbed after concert at New York club
Cops are still trying to identify the attacker. By Rocco Parascandola , Edgar Sandoval AND Bill Hutchinson / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 2:30 AM Andrew Billington was beaten in the head and the face and then robbed Saturday on New York’s upper West Side. Related Stories Friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect DzhokharTsarnaev plead not guilty An accountant at Thomson Reuters fell victim to random street violence when a mugger bashed him in the head with a brick and rifled through his pockets in front of his terrified girlfriend, cops said Tuesday. British national Andrew Billington, 37, who is also an internationally known long-distance runner and was training for the New York City Marathon, was in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital. Im horrified to hear about this, said Michael Rabin, vice president of the New York Flyers running club, of which Billington is a member. Hes an amazingly great guy, a wonderful person, Rabin told the Daily News. RELATED: HATE VICTIM PRABHJOT SINGH: IM FEELING GRATITUDE In the intensive care unit at Bellevue, a groggy Billington said he couldnt remember the attack Saturday night on W. 58th St. Billingtons eyes were blackened, his neck was in a brace, his head wrapped in bandages and an IV was attached to his arm. He said his family lived in England, but his girlfriend had been at the hospital comforting him. Billington, who lives on the upper West Side, had taken his girlfriend to see Welsh rock band the Stereophonics on Saturday night at Terminal 5, located on W. 56th St. RELATED: HEARTLESS THUG MUGS WOMAN, 71, IN BROOKLYN TO STEAL HER PURSE, PUTS HER IN HOSPITAL The suspect, who is thought to be a homeless man, is described as black or Hispanic with a moustache. Following the concert, the couple was walking on W.
His music was a soundtrack of revolution. As such he faced censorship by the powers that be, but also received such wide acclaim and respect that his career flourished. His operatic style was grand, producing spectacles for the eyes as well as ears. He wrote his rich, soaring melodies in the bel canto style meaning beautiful singing. Photo provided. Nancy Caudill, mezzo-soprano. Wagner, a German, has a rougher history, with a reputation for being an anti-Semite, womanizer and often in debt. He spoke disparagingly of the grand operatic style in which Verdi composed, although that does not mean his works were quiet or reserved. Though not as opulent as Verdis operas, Wagners works were quite ambitious, so much so that they arent as frequently and widely performed today not because their mastery is any less recognized, but because of their sheer difficulty. His style was Gesamkuntswerk roughly translating to all things coming together for one objective meaning that he controlled every aspect of his operas, from writing the words and the music to having a heavy hand in the staging, venue and other details usually left up to others. Though both are known for elaborate operas, which do not easily condense down for chamber music performances, both did produce some repertoire that can be performed on a smaller scale. Osinchuk said she dug out some solo pieces for piano by Verdi and Wagner, and they have been practicing various art songs from each composer, with just a vocalist and piano accompaniment. Whereas Verdi and Wagners operas are epic stories with multiple roles set to elaborate orchestration, these compositions are simple poems set to music. The art songs lack the pomp and spectacle of the operas but retain the audible stamp of their composers, offering an intimate perspective on Verdi and Wagners styles.
Singing celebration — Concert offers tribute to Verdi, Wagner
These songs speak of lament, hope, praise and determination in an ongoing testament to the resilience of the human spirit. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the FUUSM. The church is handicapped accessible. Those in need of the elevator should enter via the sidewalk on the front right side of the building. The suggested donation is $15, and reservations are suggested. Call the church office for more information and reservations at 508-923-7757 or 508-947-1935. A Jubilee Concert, including drumming, spirituals, gospel music and storytelling, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough (FUUSM), 25 South Main St. This interactive concert features the Chalice Choir of the FUUSM (under the direction of Susan Hotchkiss), the Choir of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Bridgewater (under the direction of Denise Haskins), and musician/storyteller Adrienne Williams, a member of FUUSM and an administrator at the Robert F. Kennedy Childrens Action Corps. The foundation of the concert is the African American spiritual, a folk-genre born through the struggle of slavery. These songs speak of lament, hope, praise and determination in an ongoing testament to the resilience of the human spirit. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the FUUSM.