8/4: Stories in High Fidelity

Plus “The Ice Storm” at the Walter Reade’s Ang Lee retrospective, and soul-shaking Nawlins jazz from Baby Soda

PLAY/WRITE Stories in High Fidelity brings music-makers and writers together to celebrate their common ground: music writing. Union Hall tonight hosts readings from Dean Wareham of Dean & Britta, McSweeney’s Dan Kennedy, and Village Voice music editor Rob Harvilla (plus special guests). 8PM.

ICE, ICE, BABY His new film “Taking Woodstock,” about the family motel behind the summer of love, may be getting mixed reception from critics, but you can’t deny director Ang Lee’s one of the stalwarts behind the camera today. Showing tonight as part of the Walter Reade’s complete Lee retrospective is the brilliant “The Ice Storm” (1997), a story of midlife malaise and key parties in 1970s Connecticut. 9PM.

HOMESPUN Last time we saw singer Meschiya Lake, she was fronting the NOLA-by-way-of-Brooklyn Loose Marbles. She performs with another excellent, freewheeling Dixieland outfit, the Baby Soda Jazz Band, tonight at Barbès in Park Slope. 7PM.

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