Henry Miller Memorial Library announces summer concert series (including Flaming Lips show!), holding benefit at the Warfield

Seeing a show at the Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur is a special experience. Seriously. You're surrounded by towering redwoods, and the smell of pine and ocean is everywhere. Music just sounds better out there -- notes seem to vibrate a second longer in the crisp, clean air, and carry higher borne on up the grand tree trunks. The Library was founded as a nonprofit bookstore and arts center in memoriam of Henry Miller, a prolific writer and artist with major influences on the Lost and Beat Generation writers. Miller hailed from Brooklyn, spent time in Paris, and [...]

Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom to host Henry Miller Library benefit show at The Warfield on 6/25/12

June 25th brings a special night of music to The Warfield, as composer extraordinaire Philip Glass teams up with Joanna Newsom and Tim Fain for a benefit show to support Big Sur's historic Henry Miller Memorial Library. Pre-sale starts this Wednesday at 12pm with tickets available at FolkYeah.com, and the general public on-sale is this Friday at 10am here. Located in a setting rivaled only by the musical talent that's graced its stage, the Library has become a premier destination for top performers from all over the world (in-depth list here). Recently, however, the Library was told they must modernize [...]

Review & Photos: Arcade Fire brings full production to intimate crowd in Big Sur 10/5/10

It was a 2 1/2 hr drive down the coast to Big Sur. As I hugged the treacherous curves it was hard to keep my eyes on the road. I was in awe of the view as the sun set down beneath the coastal clouds. I stopped briefly at the Bixby Canyon Bridge to take it all in. The tide was high and the frothy white surf was battering the craggy rocks below. You could smell the sweet salt water and feel the damp cold air as it penetrated my layers of clothing. "Magnificent!" I thought to myself, "What a [...]

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