A writer based in Jersey City, Kate Crane is writing a memoir about her father's 1987 murder.
Remembering Brad WillBy Kate Crane
Everyone knew Brad, and pretty much everyone dug him. Tall, scruffy, a little stinky and a lot gorgeous, he hummed with infectious optimism; he radiated joy.
Flourishes of Things You Love Beiruts Zach CondonBy Kate Crane
Sure, its 2:30 in the afternoon, but youd be tired too: in the past week, Beirut has played five shows in the New York area, some with full orchestra. On Friday, the sixth, the band made its network television debut on Letterman. And this month marks the release of March of the Zapotec and Realpeople Holland, the followup to 2007s chanson-inspired The Flying Club Cup.
Yam Sacs and Unicorn Sounds:By Kate Crane
I wonder how many New Yorkers visit, or even know about, the roomful of unicorns in Fort Tryon Park.
Lightspeed Champion Between Conan O'Brien and the Sidewalk CaféBy Kate Crane
Whatever you do, dont ask him about the hat, she says. Ive just met Jen, 22, and her husband Luke, 27, as were waiting for Junes Lightspeed Champion show to start at Maxwells in Hoboken. When I tell them Ill be interviewing the bands driving force, Dev Hynes, in a couple of days, Jen raises her eyebrows.
With One Eye Closed and One Ear ShutBy Kate Crane
In 1987 Kristin Hersh had a baby and a six-year-old band with three recordings.