Mike Fadem is drummer for Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band and Manager at Roman's in Brooklyn.
What was the food highlight of your year?
I got to go on a research trip to Italy with my friend and chef of Roman's, where I work, Dave Gould. This was of course the highlight of the year. We just ate for 10 days. it was extreme. Truffle hunting, lasagna soup, Roman pastas...
hat was the music highlight of your year?
2014 is the year I started listening to Bad Brains. I know I'm so late but there are always bands that for whatever reason you never really hear, and then you do. I think I always assumed they were a straightforward hardcore band but there's nothing straightforward about them. Also, the new Perfume Genius record is really great. So excited to hear a new record with songs this good and honest, and that is cohesive.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
I love the Stillwater Artisanal beers and as soon as I heard their Lower Dens collaboration beer was available I ordered it for the restaurant. The whole staff is obsessed with Lower Dens. Its kind of an ultimate music/food mash up, they are constantly being played in the restaurant, and people are drinking the beer. Kinda cool, at least i think so.