Stew and Eszter Balint are on the bill at The Living Room in Brooklyn on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (Photos by Steven P. Marsh/willyoumissme.com)
It’ll be a weird and wonderful night on Friday, Dec. 11 at The Living Room in Brooklyn.
Stew, the main main in the band The Negro Problem and the Tony Award-winning creator of “Passing Strange,” will be playing a role of “Singing MC” at The Living Room.
It’ll be Stew’s second appearance in recent months at the newish Brooklyn home of the longtime Lower East Side music venue.
He’ll be hosting an evening of music featuring a spending lineup of quirky performers, including a favorite of mine: quirky singer/songwriter/actress Eszter Balint. If you don’t know her music — no shame in that because her albums have been few and far between — be sure to check out her newest collection, Airless Midnight, released earlier this year. It’s in my regular listening rotation.
Chris Rael’s Church of Betty is headlining the bill, which also features an appearance by singer Carol Lipnik.
The Living Room is at 134 Metropolitan Ave. in Brooklyn. The show’s posted start time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available by clicking here.
Read Stew’s Facebook announcement of the below:
(Stew & The Negro Problem/Facebook)
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Young Marble Giants tribute organizers Tom Shad on bass and Renée LoBue on vocals. (© 2015, Steven P. Marsh/willyoumissme.com)
Last Thursday, the album “Colossal Youth” — an enduring post-punk gem by Welsh trio Young Marble Giants — got quite a workout.
First, the original three members of the band, brothers Stuart Moxham (guitar and keyboards) and Phil Moxham (bass) and vocalist Alison Statton, reunited in London for a little thing called the Meltdown festival, curated by David Byrne.
Five hours later, a crew of indie-rock veterans from New York and New Jersey gathered in an East Village bar to play the influential album in a tribute show organized by Dumptruck bassist Tom Shad and Elk City vocalist Renée LoBue.
Stuart Moxham, in particular, was touched by the idea that New York rockers would be honoring his band’s work on the same night of the Meltdown reunion. He expressed a touch of sadness that he couldn’t be there to see it — as he was otherwise occupied.
But Tom Shad made sure the festivities were captured on video for Stuart and for posterity.
Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? asked Stuart to share a few thoughts after he had a chance to watch it. (He says it took him awhile because his smartphone crapped out on the video and he had to get to an Internet cafe to watch.) See what Stuart had to say, in its entirety, after the jump.
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