B-Boy Limping


Everybody’s so “Dark” lately
July 16, 2010, 6:51 am
Filed under: Music, New York

Maybe it’s the weather?

First David Lynch, Danger Mouse, and the late Mark Linkous this week with their Dark Night of the Soul album (NPR stream here)  and the accompanying photo exhibition by Lynch at the Morrison Hotel Gallery (where at the opening on Tuesday poor Danger Mouse hid out in the basement. Where it’s dark! And there are no reporters).

Granted, the album came out a year later than planned because of a  dispute with the label, but still, works for the purposes of this post.

Second is the Guggenheim, with their “Dark Sounds” three-part music series accompanying their Haunted: Contemporary Film/Video/Performance exhibit. Last night’s performance was Zach Condon’s Balkan-folk band, Beirut. Zach’s afflicted with a bit of wanderlust, so to pin him down for a show (or three actually, the first two at the Music Hall of Williamsburg earlier this month) is a great coup. But I’m worried for him, in all the darkness.

That’s why I gave him a some light:

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