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Vena/The Jersey Journal By Joseph R. Vena/The Jersey Journal The Jersey Journal on October 19, 2013 at 3:00 AM, updated October 19, 2013 at 3:03 AM A free Irish music concert at the Bayonne Community Museum on Wednesday will be the latest in a series of free cultural events organized by the Bayonne St. Patricks Parade Committee. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the museum, located at Ninth Street and Broadway, and be open to the public. Tunes will be provided by New York band Dennis Gallery and Celtic Justice. The band, led by guitarist, Bronx native and former Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland resident Dennis Gallery, plays popular and traditional Irish music. Jimmy Lavin plays the accordion and Tom Muggs Daly handles dual duties of drums and vocals. The concert is one of several events at Bayonne Community Museum this year set up by the Bayonne St. Patricks Parade Committee, which also sponsored the first concert at the museum featuring Irish-born musician and author Larry Kirwan in March of last year. The museum building was built in 1912 as the Bayonne Trust Company but was converted and remodeled through a number of grants after the city purchased the structure from Fleet Bank in 2002.

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Remind yourself: She chose to be on this stage. On some level, she wants to be here. Youll feel like less of an intruder. Blake and Fiona titled this collaborative tour Anything We Want, which definitely didnt mean everything the audience wanted. Blake apologized after several women in the crowd shrieked out song requeststhe fate of the evening was already tied to his set list. This wasnt a show for those looking to hear a catalog of Fionas greatest hits; she played just one song each from When The Pawn… and Extraordinary Machine, and Tidal. (Although how could she perform more from “Tidal”? She wrote the damn thing when she was in high school.) Instead, the night was more about stage setting and theatrics. Drummer Barbara Gruska and bassist Sebastian Steinberg slammed their way through tracks we knewEvery Single Night, Dull Tooland other brand-new Blake/Fiona productions like Tipple and I Want You To Love Me. At some points, as Fiona spoke between songs, you could feel the audience holding its collective breath, hoping to sidestep the kind of freakout thats happened in other stops on this tour. No matterFiona said she loved Chicago, and hoped no [bleep]holes had shown up that night. How am I supposed to have my meltdown? I dont do Twitter , she joked.

Free concert of Irish music Wednesday at Bayonne Community Museum

While the movie portion of MTTN would never work by itself, there just isn’t enough to it to stand alone, it does fit perfectly within this hard hitting and heart pounding concert flick and does in fact turn what would normally be just another pre-recorded concert into something truly unique and special. But let’s be honest here, the real star of the entire production is the music and usually its fate would ultimately rest upon the quality of that music and/or its track selection. For a non-fan of Metallica or any sort of thrash metal (such as this reviewer), this can seem quite problematic at first, but the film is surprisingly not as reliant on you being a fan of the music or the band itself as one might assume. The reason for this is the brilliant choice by Metallica to bring on an actual film director, Nimrod Antal to make sure it was much more than just another concert film. The reason that was such a brilliant decision is because Antal approaches the material from the perspective of a story teller first, where as a stage director would put the focus squarely on the music aspect. This gives the film a very cinematic quality as he uses the music to tell a story instead of simply filming the band performing it (although, the concert footage is definitely no slouch) and transforms what would normally be just a simple concert film with multiple camera angles into an entirely different beast altogether. He uses the music to tell a story in a way that hasn’t really been seen before. This isn’t just another concert movie, this is a concert experience unlike any other. The fact of whether or not you are a fan of the music doesn’t even factor in since the unique blend of this fantastical story of a roadie traversing a city under fire and this spectacular stage show filled with some of metal’s most revered music transcends such petty conventions. The music fuels the intensity of the roadie sections and the roadie’s adventure gives the music a purpose beyond just the usual aural delights. If ever there were ever a case where two distinct pieces came together to make a satisfying whole, this is it. The only real issue with the film is that in the end, it feels more like a super long and overly elaborate music video than an actual feature film (although in that respect, this could be the best music video ever made).

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