Friday, August 3, 2007

NY Times previews this week...

via today's New York Times:

(Monday) Though she is invariably dressed in black, with her face in witchy streaks of makeup, Ms. Galás needs only her voice to terrify and seduce. She slides from a low, sensual growl to painful yet musically precise shrieks, and has a vast repertory; for this show, “Imitation of Life,” she interprets love songs by Earl Grant, Juliette Greco and Jacques Brel. At 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY (Thursday) This nine-piece Brooklyn band is dedicated to the Balkan brass style, and its members have traveled through Macedonia and Serbia, picking up tunes. But Slavic Soul Party’s raucous concerts are anything but scholarly, mixing the Balkan sound with funk and jazz. With Mucca Pazza and the Main Squeeze Orchestra. At 8 p.m., Highline Ballroom,

ANDREW W. K. (Tomorrow) Somewhere between noise-punk bubblegum and motivational oratory gone awry, Andrew W. K.’s absurdly high-energy party metal (“Party Til You Puke”) comes across as either self-aware performance art or simply the most lunkheaded anthems to debauchery ever recorded. Celebrating the long-delayed American release of his latest album, “Close Calls With Brick Walls” (Load), he plays solo tomorrow at the Highline Ballroom