Seen & Heard: Kori is definitely closed

Burger King on Broadway at Worth has closed up it’s odd L-shaped outlet. But don’t despair. You are still within walking distance of a whopper at 106 Fulton, 106 Liberty and 16 Beaver.

The Korean restaurant Kori has definitively closed, in case anyone is still wondering. Feb. 26 was the last day for the sale of its dishes and barware.

If anyone still thinks back to the concerts at Wetlands, Jambands, the rock blog edited by Dean Budnick, reprinted this interview with John Popper of Blues Traveler from five years ago. Here’s an excerpt, below. (I have to note that Jambands actually has a copy editor on its masthead. Go team.)
We played a few gigs, but the first big one I remember was when we opened up for the Dude of Life, and I didn’t know what that meant. Then when I got there, some of the guys from Phish were his backing band and he was like a lyricist for Phish and it ended up being this huge insane blowout. All these people who had never heard of us got exposed to our band. It was like this huge boost for us. I think we had played there maybe three times, as our own act or maybe we were on a bill with like three other bands. So basically our friends. And all of a sudden we had this following in New York City after that, it was great. That was the earliest thing I can remember. It was like you were at a house party every time you were there. It wasn’t like playing a gig. You were in and out of the crowd. The stage is basically right where the crowd is, you’re so low so you are really part of the experience. It’s cool.
Well it was. I mean first thing you noticed was the sort of bad hippie paintings, and the bus. That VW bus. It was like all of a sudden you were in this place where you knew you weren’t going to be dealing with metal heads who didn’t want to be there. It was like this crowd that was meant for our music.

Pier 17 has released its initial 2019 lineup for The Rooftop Summer Concert Series.
May 19 & 21: Passion Pit – Manners 10th Anniversary Tour
May 25: Walk Off The Earth
June 11: SiriusXM The Pulse Presents: The Mighty O.A.R. with American Authors and Huntertones
June 15: E.Z.Mo Breezy presents: GRITS & BISCUITS BLOCK PARTY
June 21: The Lonely Island
June 22: Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents – Slushii
July 19: Iration – Live From Paradise! with Pepper, Fortunate Youth and Katastro
July 20: OneRepublic
July 24: Steve Miller Band & Marty Stuart
July 27: The Struts: Young & Dangerous Tour 2019
Aug. 1: Ben Folds & Violent Femmes
August 2: Greensky Bluegrass
Aug. 3: Rebelution – Good Vibes Summer Tour 2019
Aug. 6: Stray Cats – 40th Anniversary Tour
Aug. 11: Papa Roach: Who Do You Trust? Tour
Aug. 18: Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band
Aug. 24: Squeeze
Aug. 26 & 27: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Sept. 14 & 15: Shakey Graves & Dr. Dog
Oct. 11: Thievery Corporation