Reviews

(Concert Review) Pretenders, MASS MoCA, 7.26.19

Pretenders MASS MoCA North Adams, Mass. Friday, July 26, 2019 Review by Seth Rogovoy NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Forty-one years ago, after several false starts, Akron, Ohio-native Chrissie Hynde — having long since moved to London — finally succeeded in forming a band that could realize onstage and in the recording studio the sounds she…

My 2019 Reading List

by Seth Rogovoy Here’s a list of books I hope to read in the year 2019. Add to this list new books that attract my attention via reviews and personal recommendations; books I will need to read for journalism assignments; plus many dozens of books about George Harrison and the Beatles I will read for…

What I Read in 2018

By Seth Rogovoy I am both blessed and cursed in that my work determines to a large extent what I read. Since my work for the most part coincides with my interests, most of my “obligatory” reading or reading for research overlaps with what I might choose to read. On the other hand, my reading…

(Concert Review) Ani DiFranco, the Mahaiwe, 6.17.18

Ani DiFranco With Haley Heynderickx Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington, Mass. June 17, 2018 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., June 18, 2018) – For nearly 30 years, Ani DiFranco has been firing off manifestos-in-song about politics as well as odes to love and heartbreak (and, more recently, reflections on motherhood).…

Concert Review: David Byrne Burns Down the House at UPAC (3.10.18)

David Byrne Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) Kingston, N.Y. Saturday, March 10, 2018 Review and photo by Seth Rogovoy   (KINGSTON, N.Y., March 10, 2018) – Unlike most of his rock ‘n’ roll peers in their mid-60s or older, David Byrne showed no signs of waning creativity or imagination in his terrific, sold-out concert at…

CD Review: ‘Passengers’ by Josh Waletzky

Review by Seth Rogovoy   Josh Waletzky, Passengers (Waletzky Music)   Several decades into the Yiddish song revival – part and parcel of the overall revival of the Yiddish language, Yiddish culture, and klezmer music – we are now enjoying a full-fledged renaissance of creativity in the form of new works. Josh Waletzky is at…