Well the (sorta) secret is out! I'm the new SNR food critic, or, uh reviewer. This is exciting and nerve wracking for me. Nick eased things a lot by writing me this very nice intro note. I have been having fears about "who the hell is this chick" reverberating through online sources, and this made me feel better.
I also have a piece about the SketchKlubb show at the Center for Contemporary Art. The artist, Patrick Phipps was very interesting to talk to and very articulate about his art collective but I must say this art really leaves me cold. I feel no connection to the subject matter or the haphazard nature. In fairness, SketchKlubb was never meant to be exhibited, as he says, but I think it does not come off very well in a gallery setting. Boy, I hope he does not see this.
Some art that makes me hot is going to be at the Nelson Gallery this afternoon. It's the opening of the (3rd?) annual Flatlanders group show, and there are going to be pieces by Nate Cordero and Jose di Gregorio and many others. There's also a panel discussion with Liv Moe and Stephen Kaltenbach! The discussion starts at 430. I can't wait!! Actually glad to be in Davis right now.
More art talk: here's a sneak preview of Natalie's upcoming show at Bows. I hear that her interview will be on the blog soon, but it's not up yet.
Speaking of Davis, Wounded Lion is playing at the Villanova house and you know they are always a good time. Tonight the Merry Wells are at Leap in the Dark.
OK, this is not to guilt you guys, this is just to inform you. Not many of you were at the Bananas show on Tuesday, and believe me, I understand why. I know, I know, Tuesday show, four bands. Ended a bit before midnight. However, now that the Bananas don't play that much they are positively on fire every time they play and you could see it on the face of every man, woman, and child (Dog Party) in the audience. They were delightful, that is the word that kept flashing in my head. I got goosebumps at one point. So, next time you are trying to weigh your desire to sleep against your desire to see them, I promise you you will be glad that you did. I had never seen Dog Party and they were unexpectedly very good. So cute! They both currently have braces.