Category: Dining

  • Happy Birthday Lois

    I’ve mentioned that Lois just had a birthday in May in three separate posts: The Paper Raincoat and Ian Axel at Mercury Lounge The Addams Family Ian Axel and Joey Ryan at Rockwood Music Hall In fact, many of our friends (and family) had May birthdays, at least one even more significant than […]

  • Ian Axel at Joe’s Pub

    We’ve seen Ian Axel perform three full sets before, plus a few songs at the New York Sings for Haiti benefit and some guest appearances. Still, we were looking forward to last night with great anticipation. Joe’s Pub is our favorite NYC spot to see a show, and Ian is one of our […]

  • ambeR Rubarth at Highline Ballroom

    amber Rubarth is an extraordinary singer/songwriter. I’ve written about her many times. Here is the post about her CD Release Party at Joe’s Pub. Last night she headlined the Highline Ballroom and created another exceptional performance (a DVD of the show will be available later this year!). Highline Ballroom is the biggest stage […]

  • New York Sings for Haiti

    On most days even compassionate people go about their lives in a near bubble-like existence. The problems of the rest of the world aren’t one’s first thought. Unfortunately, it often takes a tragedy to break us out of that routine and remind us that we are dramatically more alike than we are different, […]

  • ambeR Rubarth, Ian Axel, Greg Holden and Joey Ryan at Tin Angel

    ambeR Rubarth is very good about disseminating information about upcoming shows once they’re set. When she tweeted a couple of months ago that she would be appearing in Philadelphia at Tin Angel with Ian Axel, Greg Holden and Joey Ryan on January 22nd, 2010, we grabbed tickets. A month later ambeR announced that […]

  • Cherish the Ladies Christmas Show at Towne Crier Cafe

    Last night we finally got to scratch a 20-month itch, seeing Cherish the Ladies again in concert. They performed a Christmas show at Towne Crier Cafe, the place where we first saw them in April 2008, covered in detail in this post. We love Cherish the Ladies (CTL), we love Towne Crier Cafe […]

  • New Thanksgiving Tradition

    Last year I reported on our first-ever trip to Birmingham, AL, for Thanksgiving with our godson David. It’s now officially a tradition, which is likely to extend at least through next year. Once again, the real parents went north and spent Thanksgiving with Laura and Chris. We repeated the general pattern from last […]

  • Vienna Teng and Alex Wong at Joe’s Pub

    We got the briefest taste of Vienna Teng a few months ago when she was a guest performer at ambeR Rubarth’s CD Release Party, also at Joe’s Pub. The minute Vienna announced last night’s show we grabbed tickets (more on that later). Alex Wong is well-known to us and I’ve written about him […]

  • Spyro Gyra at Blue Note

    I’ve been listening to Smooth Jazz for 30 years. I own nearly all of the CDs/LPs from my favorite performers. Until a few years ago, the only two that I had seen live were Earl Klugh, who I saw in 1981 in Carnegie Hall, and Chuck Mangione at Radio City Music Hall around […]

  • Acoustic Alchemy at Birchmere

    Last night was our third time seeing Acoustic Alchemy perform, first time at Birchmere. It was also our third Birchmere show in the past eight days! There were also three of us in our party. Three was a lucky number last night. 🙂 Our last Acoustic Alchemy show was awesome, and fully covered […]