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Last Night: The Ex with Gétatchèw Mèkurya, Either/Orchestra with Mahmoud Ahmed and Alèmayèhu Eshèté, Extra Golden at Lincoln Center

via Trent’s flickr.

My goodness, what a show yesterday at the Damrosch bandshell. Hebrew School was stuck at his desk with his Mapai-era ink blotter but managed to telecommute in while fervently texting with folks on the scene. Apart from general encomium about the music, the SMS Mossad reported fantastic audience vibe despite a crisp late-August chill that’s already beginning to hang in the air, inspiringly frenetic African dancing on stage, and Thurston Moore walking through crowd, no longer good-looking. (The last item perhaps not breaking news, but do we not dare to dream?)

I see that EEPEEYEEP has managed to YouTube the plurality of the Ex’s set– here’s the first of eight parts:

And, for what it’s worth, WFMU’s simulcast was excellent, replete with live interviews of many of the musicians between sets. I did take some exception to Katherina Ex’s on-air diss of DJ Rob Weisberg (though I’m somewhat– somewhat?!– biased for having met this sweet fellow and having had the honor to play on his show.) Then again, if the stage announcements were correct and this was truly the Ex’s largest American show in their 30-odd-year history, I can stand a little Dutch edginess. Also, at the time of interview, I think they had about 10 minutes to take the stage.


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Thurston, if you’re reading this, please know that I still love you and will always have a crush on you! Plus: Jill and I agree that your better half is still smoking hot.

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