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Kingston After Dark: Peacebomb’s re-explosion plan

Kingston After Dark: Peacebomb’s re-explosion plan

Peacebomb The Duo are opening for Altin Gün at The Anchor (744-746 Broadway) this Friday, July 26. 9:30 sharp is kickoff time. The show is presented by BSP. They are a reminder of the great scene we have always had here which has reflected the colorful musical variety of local interests. These are renaissance men who have schooled themselves in a wide array of musical culture, as we all should. When I grew up it was cool to learn about funk and try to play it, to care about jazz, to not be dismissive of learning things from other cultures. It actually makes you cooler.

This week’s total eclipse

This week’s total eclipse

If you’ve seen the Great Pyramids, Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal, the Atacama Desert, the Himalayas and maybe even rented a houseboat on Lake Powell, is there any sight that can top all these? Yes. A total solar eclipse. Not a lunar eclipse. And certainly not a partial solar eclipse.

It wasn’t a black hole, and they can’t see the Great Wall

It wasn’t a black hole, and they can’t see the Great Wall

If you ask anyone the first words spoken from the Moon, they’ll invariably mention the “One small step” speech. Actually, the first lunar words were, “Okay, engine stop,” uttered by Buzz Aldrin. Less than a minute later, Armstrong said, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed!” This July 20, 1969 photo of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module interior shows Aldrin during the lunar landing mission.

Kingston After Dark: A hostile alchemy

Kingston After Dark: A hostile alchemy

Dave Brenner is a sound architect and mind-pirate who performs in the noise project Gridfailure, which sounds like a haunted insane asylum under construction — a parade of jackhammers and banshee screams mixed with moments of uneasy calm. He’s bringing his chameleon-like sound project to Tubby’s on Broadway with local hardcore band Parkbench Messiah and Philly black metallurgists Zud in tow this Thursday, May 2 for a special night.