The hat was more crumpled than this at Barbès on July 25 and Stew’s energy level seemed higher than usual. (Photo © 2012, Steven P. Marsh)
By the time his latest gig in his musical living room (aka Park Slope, Brooklyn, boîte Barbès) rolled around Thursday night, July 25, singer-songwriter and Tony Award winner Stew had dumped his original staged plan to play versions of his songs from Passing Strange and other numbers from his extensive repertoire.
Instead, he launched into a tight song cycle “inspired by recent events.” In other words, songs about George Zimmerman and the Trayvon Martin case. If yoy don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s time to get out from under that rock where you’ve been living and catch up on the news!
If you’re a Passing Strange fan who passed on the show for one reason or another and are thinking now that this make you feel OK about missing, hold that thought. I’m here to tell you differently. Continue reading
Posted in Concerts, Jazz, Music, Pop and Rock, RIP
Tagged BAM, Barbès, Brian Drye, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Drye & Drye, Heidi Rodewald, Howard Drye, Joanna Settle, Mike McGinnis, Park Slope, Passing Strange, sexy, Sexy Brooklyn Mommy, Stew, The Negro Problem
- Stew, Heidi Rodewald and The Negro Problem at Joe’s Pub on Jan. 23, 2012. (Photo © 2012, Steven P. Marsh)
If you didn’t get to Joe’s Pub last night to see Stew & The Negro Problem and grab a copy of the new album, Making It, all is not lost.
They’ve got another CD-release show at Joe’s at 9:30 tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 24). Tickets, $30, are available here
. Book now. If you miss it, you’ll be sorry.
January 24, 2012 in Music, News, Pop and Rock, Punk, Recordings, Review
Tagged Brian Drye, Heidi Rodewald, Jacob Garchik, Jeff Hermanson, Joe McGinty, Joe's Pub, Marty Beller, Mike McGinnis, Passing Strange, Stew, Stew & The Negro Problem, The Negro Problem, Urbano Sanchez