Thursday, July 12, 2012

no more secret

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.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new gig, you're gonna do great! When are you reviewing Whiskey Wild?

-DB

beckler said...

it's re-opening as a new spot called pour house in which there are going to be taps of pour it yourself whiskey and beer at your table! how can an idea like this fail? what a country!

Anonymous said...

Whiskey taps?

gbomb

Count Mockula said...

Congratulations! And I know, whiskey taps? Awesome. I might camp out.

jamattack! said...

but can we still dance on the bar?
jamattack!

Anonymous said...

And the Pour House is going to by run the folks from BarWest, so... (sound of hands wiping together). I still say that you should go to The Pour House but review Whiskey Wild.

-DB

Anonymous said...

I can't agree with Becky more. The show was fantastic. I know human history has shown four band shows to be the bane of respectable people's weeknights, but not when I do them.

Charles

beckler said...

When in the course of human events it has been necessary to stage a four band show we declare these truths to be self-evident. All bands are not created equal. Attendees are endowed with certain unalienable rights, among these are the rights to be in bed by 11pm (on weeknights), and to not have to drink more than one (1) overpriced Moose Drool.

undercover caterer said...

Congrats on the new gig! I may actually read the restaurant reviews now.

Shannon said...

Excited to see your writing in real live print again! congrats!

Jennyo said...

yay!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the gig, Becky! This was a good move by the SN&R ... cheers!

-- Chris M.

Anonymous said...

Good news!

Jed