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Peter Matthews
New York, NY
Pete Matthews is a digital media professional who lives in New York City. At night, he goes to shows.
Interests: Music
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By: Nick Fallon Last Thursday, the Mercedes Benz Evolution Tour kicked off its tour with their first stop at Terminal 5. Despite the brazen corporate sponsorship, concertgoers seemed to enjoy the wide variety of music on hand, ranging from Flag... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Feast of Music
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Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams, who moved from Alaska to NYC earlier this year, made a ritualistic offering to his new hometown Friday night in the form of a new site specific work for Lincoln Center's Hearst Plaza,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Feast of Music
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Photo: Francesco Marano Lyricist Robert Hunter, formerly the silent member of the Grateful Dead, performed some of the Dead's iconic songs on July 23rd at City Winery. (There's one more show coming up, on August 2nd.) More than a wordsmith,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Feast of Music
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by Robert Leeper Rainforest IV Photo credit: John Driscoll Most trips to the Caramoor estate in bucolic Katonah, New York end with a charming Italian Opera, chamber music, or maybe some jazz. One thing you wouldn't expect to hear is... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Feast of Music
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Whether it's a performance of contemporary music in South Beach or Wagner in the Berkshires, I realized long ago that young musicians can more than hold their own in a concert setting, especially when surrounded by 100 or so of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Feast of Music
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by: Nick Fallon On Saturday, Deltron 3030 played a free show at the Prospect Park Bandshell as part of the ongoing Celebrate Brooklyn Series. The group, which consists of Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala, were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Feast of Music
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In their heyday, which never ended if you're a Deadhead, the Grateful Dead were distinguished by great tunes, long jams, and exquisite, poetic lyrics. Lyricist Robert Hunter, the silent member of the band, will perform some of the Dead's iconic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Feast of Music
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I really wanted to be at today's all-star tribute to Pete and Toshi Seeger, happening right now at Damrosch Park, but there are too many other things to do. At least I can watch it from home, courtesy of this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Feast of Music
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by Poppy Galloway Inspired by Appalachian string bands, Memphis soul, New Orleans dixieland, and honky tonk harmonies, Roosevelt Dime describe their multi-faceted sound as "Steamboat Soul". After years of thrilling audiences at festivals and venues across the country, the band... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Feast of Music
There are lots of great interviews with Lorin Maazel online, but this one - shot by the Philharmonia Orchestra while riding the London Eye - gets into his life as a composer. In one amusing anecdote, Maazel describes how he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Feast of Music
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I'll say this: music people know how to throw a wedding. At Tristan Perich and Lesley Flanigan's nuptials in 2012, the electronic composers gathered around 500 of their closest friends at Roulette to watch Tony Conrad officiate the exchanging of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Feast of Music
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If it's summer, it must be time for Warm Up. Now in it's 17th year, the Saturday afternoon dance party in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 has long been NYC's hippest warm weather destination for those who like a little... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Feast of Music
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by Robert Leeper Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger The New York premiere of Mieczyslaws Weinberg's "The Passenger" came to the Park Avenue Armory last week, courtesy of the Houston Grand Opera and the Lincoln Center Festival. The three hour exploit explores... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Feast of Music
For those who never got to see Lorin Maazel up close with the NY Phil, here's a bit from a 2008 concert in Japan, on the same tour that brought them to Pyongyang, North Korea. (Thanks, Phillip Caruso, for posting.) Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Feast of Music
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Has any American conductor ever had a more astonishing career than Lorin Maazel, who passed away this morning at the age of 84? Following his debut at the age of 9 at the 1939 World's Fair, Maazel became the first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Feast of Music
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What a great night it was to be in Central Park last night: cool, clear, with the tiger lillies and hibuscuses (hibisci?) out in full bloom. And, just as the sun set over the Great Lawn and it's wall-to-wall picnickers,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Feast of Music
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Photo: Bonnie Wright Tonight, Dither's James Moore and Taylor Levine join forces with Bang on a Can All-Stars Vicky Chow and Dave Cossin on a program inspired by the ongoing exhibition Other Primary Structures at The Jewish Museum, which features... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Feast of Music
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Before you run for the hills imagining thousands of screaming teenagers crowded around a halfpipe, realize that this is Vans House Parties—not the Warped tour. While the shows understandably veer towards the punk side of things—it is still Brooklyn. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Feast of Music
UPDATE: The current weather forecast calls for rain right around concert time tonight. No word yet from the Phil on any possible postponement. Well, it's another sweltering day in New York, but that won't stop the NY Phil from their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Feast of Music
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I hadn't originally planned to check out any music this holiday weekend, but when I found myself near home without any plans on Saturday night, I decided to wander up to Celebrate Brooklyn to check out the Robert Glasper Experiment... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Feast of Music
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Picture this: there’s a cold beer in your hand, the sea breeze in your hair. A melodic banjo washes over your ears, followed by a long, cool, soulful wail. This is no stuffy dive bar. This is the great outdoors,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Feast of Music
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Photo credit: Sasha Hippard The first, striking feat at Mother Falcon's show on Sunday evening at Joe's Pub was simply fitting onto the stage. The Austin-born ensemble includes 12 musicians, many of them multi-instrumentalists, so the modestly-sized performance area proved... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Feast of Music
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It's been a few years since violinist Jenny Scheinman gave up her regular Tuesday night gig at Barbès: a casualty of her constant touring as a jazz sidewoman, along with the day-to-day demands of being a mother of two. Last... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Feast of Music
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California rock outfit Warpaint made their way to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on Thursday night as part of the ongoing Celebrate Brooklyn! series. Hearkening back to trip hop groups like Portishead and Massive Attack, with a sprinkling of 70s jam bands,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Feast of Music
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For the past two years, Q2 Music has been a bastion of new music in the barren wasteland of classical radio - even if it's the sort of radio you can only hear on the Web. Since it's inception in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Feast of Music