Tag: Emperor Haile Selassie I

  • New Zion Trio

    The way Jamie Saft funnels his piano visions through a dub filter is one of the most arresting variations on the trad trio sound that has come along in ages. Imagine Ahmad Jamal genuflecting to Haile Selassie while receiving whispered advice from local rabbi Scratch Perry and you’ve got an inkling where this interplay-addicted outfit […]

  • Bright Eyes

    You wanted a hit? Well, The People’s Key is Bright Eyes‘ most straightforward, nose-to-grindstone rock album yet, and just in time to be a rollicking swan song, as scarily prolific mastermind Conor Oberst has maintained it will be the last for the group (Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nathaniel Walcot). (He hasn’t said much to corroborate […]

  • Where’s the Beef?

    “I knew it was going to work when I had three different butchers come in and ask for jobs,” says Dave Ortiz, the Dave behind DAVE’S QUALITY MEATS at 7 East 3rd off the Bowery. It may look eerily authentic, but the place is not, and never has been, a butcher shop: Despite an interior […]

  • L Is for Children

    These goddamn bands these days. They ain’t got shit to say. Sometimes, they don’t even say anything at all. And who needs ’em to? Had little, lyric-less Out Hud arrived in 1993, their recombinant shoogity-oogity would have eliminated the need for a Tortoise, and I never would’ve had to pretend Iannis Xenakis was “interesting” or […]

  • Listings

    BELOW CANAL (new) NEXT DOOR NOBU 105 Hudson Street, 334-4445 Trudging by on a snowy evening, we were surprised to see this popular spot—a slightly less formal version of Nobu—half-empty, so we went right in. The menu offers the innovative fare of its more expensive sister, including black cod varnished with sweet miso paste; “sashimi […]

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    BELOW CANAL (new) PHO VIET HUONG 73 Mulberry Street, 233-8988 Skip the legendary seven-course beef dinner that prefaces the menu at this restaurant decorated like a Southeast Asian village, and cherry-pick the constituent dishes that excel, including a warm salad of tender beef strips in a citrus dressing (goi bo), a delectable beef congee made […]

  • Listings

    BELOW CANAL PICO CAFE 349 Greenwich Street, 343-0700 A nip here, a tuck there, and presto! The bar at Pico has been turned into an off-price café, demonstrating the same Portuguese influences without actually being Portuguese. The centerpiece of the limited menu is a wonderful suckling-pig sandwich, planks of skin alternating with meat and spinach […]

  • Listings

    BELOW CANAL PICO CAFE 349 Greenwich Street, 343-0700 A nip here, a tuck there, and presto! The bar at Pico has been turned into an off-price café, demonstrating the same Portuguese influences without actually being Portuguese. The centerpiece of the limited menu is a wonderful suckling-pig sandwich, planks of skin alternating with meat and spinach […]