David Berman

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Worth the gamble?

Just three years after Rhode Island voters killed plans for a full-scale, Vegas-style casino, big-time gambling is in the cards again.
A push for full-scale Vegas-style casinos is in the cards again. Can poker and craps save a state in freefall?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 18, 2009

Quitters, tinklers, tacklers, and whoppers

David Berman of Silver Jews intends to quit the music biz and concentrate on writing prose, says a post on the Drag City Web site.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 02, 2009

Silver Jew | Drag City DVD

Michael Tully’s 52-minute home movie/documentary follows the band as they schlep around Israel touring, shopping, and playing a handful of gigs.  
Drag City (2008)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 08, 2008

Hoot and challah(1)

Watching Berman on stage, you couldn’t be sure. Is he into it? Does he like this?
Silver Jews, Middle East Downstairs, September 5, 2008
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 08, 2008

Silver Jews

Wry, witty, and weird, this not-quite-coherent set of songs is a more freewheeling tour of lead singer David Berman’s increasingly playful lyrical sensibilities.
Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea | Drag City
By RICHARD BECK  |  June 24, 2008

Fact and fiction . . .

Of the 16 narrative films on deck this year at the Newport International Film Festival, several could be termed “coming-of-age.”
The whole wide world is on screen at the 10th Annual Newport International Film Festival
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 30, 2007


Rare, please!

The Internet and all it represents has never struck me as fitting very well into the faux Appalachian, outsider-artist æsthetic that Will Oldham has cultivated for himself in his various Palace incarnations and, of late, as Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
Versions found only on the web
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 26, 2006

Becoming Berman - side

By  |  March 23, 2006

Becoming Berman

After a weekend in NYC, the Silver Jews hit Cambridge Sunday afternoon on a tour in support of Tanglewood Numbers (Drag City), their fifth album in 12 years.
The Silver Jews’ coming-out party
By LEON NEYFAKH  |  March 21, 2006