Daily Archives: January 21, 2011

Live Last Night: Two Door Cinema Club at the 9:30 Club

The Belfast-bred dance-rock trio Two Door Cinema Club has been around for less time than it takes Radiohead to make an album now, and its members are barely old enough to drink at the 9:30 Club. But the group’s lean, efficient set there last night demonstrated that for all their youthful charm and enthusiasm, as songwriters and performers both, they’re confident, more-than-competent professionals. Originality comes harder, but what band didn’t begin their career with a batch of tunes derivative of the bands they like? Continue reading

Theater J’s Return to Haifa, reviewed

My understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not significantly more nuanced than they way it’s rendered here, but I was moved by and wrote about Return to Haifa, the 2008 Israeli stage adaptation of the 1970 Palestinian novella.