Atmosphere seemed to be the collective concern of each of the four acts of Friday night’s Café Du Nord roster, one of the most fervently anticipated line-ups of this year’s festival and one of the first to sell out. The evening was all about setting a mood, which swayed between pop-coated angst and haunted beauty as each of the four very different acts took the stage. While a strong start energized the packed house, technical glitches marred the mood of hyped headliner Tamaryn and her ethereality, and listeners were left wishing for a little more of the romance that was captured so compellingly on her recordings.
Charles Gatewood's viewfinder is a window to the American underground, both cultural and sexual. Throughout his 40-year career, he's captured iconic shots of the Beats, portrayed Wall Street as a ghost town of lines, angles, and lost souls, and pulled sexual fetishism out of behind-closed-door obscurity. In conjunction with the release of A Complete Unknown, Gatewood's limited edition book of Bob Dylan photos, the Robert Tat Gallery will host "Celebrity!", an exhibition of some of the photographer's rarer snapshots of celebrities from the 60s and 70s, opening September 3. Famous faces in the exhibit include Al Green, Ginsberg, Dylan, Burroughs, Abbie Hoffman, and Rod Stewart (in a time when he was actually pretty cool).