Concerts

(Concert Review) Allison Miller & Boom Tic Boom!, MASS MoCA, 5.7.16

Allison Miller & Boom Tic Boom! MASS MoCA Club B-10 Saturday, May 7, 2016   Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Successfully straddling the fine line where the avant-garde meets the accessible is nothing short of a magic trick, unless your name is Allison Miller and your band is her all-star…

(Concert Review) John Hiatt, Mahaiwe, 5.6.16

John Hiatt Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington, Mass. Friday, May 6, 2016   Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – From the first notes he plays and sings, John Hiatt makes you feel comfortable, because you know you are in the hands of a master and you can give it up…

(Concert Review) Yo La Tengo, Club Helsinki Hudson, 3.26.16

Yo La Tengo Club Helsinki Hudson Hudson, N.Y. March 26, 2016 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y., March 27, 2016) – Making its long-awaited debut at Club Helsinki Hudson, indie-rock trio Yo La Tengo didn’t disappoint in a lengthy evening displaying the well-seasoned group at its schizophrenic best. Yo La Tengo is at…

(Concert Review) James Taylor, Tanglewood, 7.4.15

  James Taylor Tanglewood Lenox, Mass. July 4, 2015 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (LENOX, Mass.) – Once upon a time, as hard as it might be to believe, the Fourth of July at Tanglewood was not synonymous with a James Taylor concert and love-fest. But with a few exceptions, for the past decade…

(Concert Review) Rufus Wainwright, Mahaiwe, 5.9.15

Rufus Wainwright Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington, Mass. May 9, 2015 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Rufus Wainwright is scary. By that I mean he is so overflowing with talent, from so many different places and in so many different directions, that it seems he may not be able…

Composer Phil Kline: Classical Music Is Alive and Well

by Seth Rogovoy (LENOX, Mass.) – Classical music is in good hands and its future is bright, according to composer Phil Kline, who spoke at the Mount on Sunday as part of Close Encounters With Music’s “Conversations With…” series. In an engaging, hourlong survey of the contemporary scene, peppered with recorded snippets of music by…

(Concert Review) Sean Rowe, Club Helsinki Hudson, 5.1.15

Sean Rowe Club Helsinki Hudson Hudson, N.Y. May 1, 2015 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y., May 3, 2015) – On the basis of his show at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday night, you can safely add Sean Rowe to the top tier of performing solo singer-songwriters that includes Shawn Colvin, Vance Gilbert,…

(Concert Review) Richard Thompson, Club Helsinki Hudson, 4.23.15

Richard Thompson Club Helsinki Hudson Hudson, N.Y. Thursday, April 23, 2015   Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – About halfway through Richard Thompson’s masterful solo concert at Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday night, he played an original song that I hadn’t heard before (it might be one of a selection of new…