Gerry Crinnin’s Haiku to the Chief Launches with Reading at Buffalo’s Founding Father’s Pub

Gerry Crinnin’s latest book of poems, Haiku to the Chief, has been doing quite well since publisher Ghost City Press released the sleek edition on the 4th of July. Available online and at both Buffalo’s Talking Leaves locations, the book will launch officially with a night of reading and drinking at Founding Fathers Pub, SundayContinue reading “Gerry Crinnin’s Haiku to the Chief Launches with Reading at Buffalo’s Founding Father’s Pub”

The Last Shadow Puppets at Terminal 5, Manhattan

By the time the Arctic Monkeys’ fifth studio album, AM, was released in September 2013, Alex Turner had established himself as one of the most compelling frontmen in rock and roll — though perhaps not for the usual reasons. Suddenly, he was channeling a bit of Jim Morrisson’s brooding croon, pulling off Jaggeresque sashays, andContinue reading “The Last Shadow Puppets at Terminal 5, Manhattan”

In Austin, TX for SxSW 2016

Music festival reporting can be physically and mentally exhausting: last summer Scotland’s T in the Park saw me haul-assing across a muddy wasteland to catch a very late and very crowded bus, and Latvia’s Positivus (though the accommodations were more comfortable) left my schedule in the hands of some seriously hard partiers. Then Edinburgh’s Fringe made AugustContinue reading “In Austin, TX for SxSW 2016”

C Duncan, Interviewed

I first heard C Duncan a few days before his debut album, Architect, found its way onto hipster coffee shop soundtracks the UK over, and before Duncan found his way into a demanding summer touring schedule, including The Wickerman and Latitude Festivals and a spot opening for Glasgow compatriots Belle & Sebastian. I love the albumContinue reading “C Duncan, Interviewed”

Sun Ra Arkestra at Summerhall

Sun Ra and I share a birthday. We celebrated my 21st together at The Pausa Art House in Buffalo’s Allentown – or at least some local Ramen and women and one original disciple (I believe it may have been Marshall Allen) celebrated Sunny’s birthday while I sat with friends and family, contemplating a globular glass ofContinue reading “Sun Ra Arkestra at Summerhall”