Peter Gerstenzang

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  • 11 months ago | Concert Preview

    Sometimes I think Tommy Keene is the Cary Grant of rock 'n' roll. He’s so consistently superb at his art, never insists that you see all the work that went into it and is so entertaining, that, too often I fear, music fans take him for, well, Gran...

  • 1 year ago | Concert Preview

    Freedy Johnston | Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant | Tuesday, May 12 In America, we have a terrible tendency to take homegrown musical treasures and bury them in our own backyard. Especially the songwriter who stays at home working on the tunes, inst...

  • 3 years ago | Essays

    A few weeks have passed since we found out who will be officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Which means enough time has passed for the migraines and projectile vomiting to have subsided. Okay, the choices aren't all th...

  • 4 years ago | Film Reviews

    Being a lucky guy, I've only been kicked in the balls once. How did it rate on the comedy scale? Well, it was funnier than a monologue by Chelsea Handler, but not quite as hilarious as my last screening for colorectal cancer. Yet despite the fact ...

  • 4 years ago | Interviews

    When musicians become directors, they should be required to start by making short films. Such legislation might have saved us from the feature-length cinematic sadism inflicted upon us by David Byrne, Fred Durst and John Doofus Mellencamp. Chris M...

  • 4 years ago | Essays

    It was an epiphany, a moment as euphoric as the one where Mary Tyler Moore stands on that Minneapolis sidewalk and tosses her hat up in the air. Last year, director Gorman Bechard was in town, shooting interviews for his acclaimed documentary, Col...


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