Erie Reader: Vol. 4, No. 18

September 3rd, 2014 — September 16th, 2014
http://www.eriereader.com/issue/4/18
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:10 AM

The horror, the horror --

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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After going 18-6 (14-6 in high schools, 4-0 in colleges) last week, JRL's back with Week 2 and 3 gridiron picks.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:55 AM

A traveling art exhibit that provides a look at what we have and what we may be losing.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Black Science is where the pursuit of knowledge meets anarchist abandon. No technology or taboo is off limits for these zealous scientists, and anarchist scientist Grant McKay has invented the “Pillar,” a device that can punch through time and space, dissolving all barriers to the multiverse. 

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Erie native draws on his past, embraces his future.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:30 AM

A look at the upcoming season, including performances by Anais Mitchell, Ben Sollee, and Jose James.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Mascis trades in the searing solos of his Jazzmaster for the softer picks and strums of his Martin, putting on a plucking performance in soft and sweet numbers like “Me Again” and “Wide Awake,” the latter of which he sings with Chan Marshall of Cat Power fame.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:15 AM

The new album kicks off with fun contributions from Newman and Case in the title track and “Champions of Red Wine” before turning into a party on Bejar’s synth and harmonica assisted “War on the East Coast.”

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Three waterfront projects, three ways to develop Erie's economy. 

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:50 AM

The Staten Island, N.Y. band has always employed a sort of manic energy during their music, but LOSE sounds like a band that has matured, able to blend their excitable sonic freakouts with doses of restraint.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:35 AM

The Erie Philharmonic will present Classic Mystery Tour Saturday, Sept. 13, a team of four musicians playing the parts of George, John, Paul, and Ringo to perform the tunes of The Beatles at the Warner Theatre.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Should the U.S. increase its efforts in the fight against ISIS?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:25 AM

While the singer has collaborated with band’s like Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park, he’s also worked with Southern greats George “The Possum” Jones and Charlie Daniels before recording and releasing his solo debut The Road in 2012.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Albums like debut Five Seat Concert Hall and their sophomore follow-up Live That Way found the foursome channeling Petty, Paul Simon, and even The Moody Blues on any given track, and the recorded results were rather entertaining – but sometimes you just can’t beat a live show.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Brenda Sandberg, director of the City of Erie’s Department of Economic and Community Development, will replace longstanding Port executive director. What does it mean for Keystone State's only port?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Fassbender may have his face plastered on magazines, but in *Frank, he shows off his acting skills while trapped inside a head made of plaster in Lenny Abrahamson’s 2014 movie flick.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:05 AM

A farmer at heart and welder by profession, Jim Avett is bring his musical talents to Erie.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 AM

The media's coverage of ISIS and what it means to our notion of "terror"

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Crown the Empirec continues their full “Welcome to the Resistance” tour, as they roll through Basement Transmissions.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:50 AM

The documentary raises important issues about prison privatization, draconian sentencing practices, and the dilemmas facing young people who have “been in the system.”

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:45 AM

From traditional foods to bagpipers and caber tosses, rugby tournaments, and other heavy athletics, to free music workshops and live performances, the festival – Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7, and now in its 21st year — offers a spirited nod to all things Scottish.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Revel in a deeply satisfying cornucopia of fall pleasures on Sunday, Sept. 14, when Goodell Gardens and Homestead hosts its 9th Annual Homegrown Harvest Festival.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:35 AM

From Sept. 4 to 6, the biannual, multi-day event returns to provide locals a chance to indulge in visual and aural treats, as well as enjoying a few craft brews along the way.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Artist/innovator/experimentalist William Close's Earth Harp is what might happen if string music (lofty, larger-than-life instrumentations) courted, then married architecture – the fine, large, lofty places such music is played.

CURRENT

100 years of drama, music, laughter, and family. 

A longtime local car-parts sculptor gets Ripley’s acclaim for his delightfully out-there art.

A call to save nursing jobs and chemotherapy infusion services at the Regional Cancer Center. 

Stop by VegFest 2016 and discover the fun in a plant-based lifestyle.

On Sept. 25, Mary Halvorson brings her current duo project, Secret Keeper, featuring bassist Stephan Crump, to Erie’s PACA.

IN THIS ISSUE

100 years of drama, music, laughter, and family. 

A longtime local car-parts sculptor gets Ripley’s acclaim for his delightfully out-there art.

A call to save nursing jobs and chemotherapy infusion services at the Regional Cancer Center. 

Stop by VegFest 2016 and discover the fun in a plant-based lifestyle.

On Sept. 25, Mary Halvorson brings her current duo project, Secret Keeper, featuring bassist Stephan Crump, to Erie’s PACA.

The Colony Plaza parking lot will transform into an outdoor shopping and socializing event called Parking Lot Palooza.

This is the fourth album for Cleveland punk quartet Signals Midwest, and it might be their best yet. 

Fairness and justice take center stage in our commonwealth.

Handy emojis for Erie texting.

Audit looming? No problem. Just use accounting ‘adjustments,’ like the Department of the Army.