Both North and South Indian Classical music gained popularity in the states during the fifties and sixties and can still often be heard in such easy-to-find places as Indian restaurants. Truly listening and understanding Carnatic music is not something that can be achieved by simply reading this article nor by eating a meal, but must be heard and experienced first and foremost.
Nick Cave is more relevant and astounding than ever; he and his band, The Bad Seeds (Warren Ellis, George Vjestica, Jim Sclavunos, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler and Larry Mullins) are currently on tour in the U.S. and have European tour dates ready to finish off the year.
It’s the summer of 2016 and Tammy Faye Starlight is Nico Underground and it is the show to see! I caught her at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center for free! A dazzling gifted performance artist /singer who you would suspect has supernatural powers the way she channels Nico.