Concerts

(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…

(Concert Review) BoDeans, Colonial Theater, Pittsfield, Mass., 4.16.15

BoDeans Colonial Theater Pittsfield, Mass. Thursday, April 16, 2015 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Time and trends may have finally come around for the BoDeans, who have played an Americana-tinged style of heartland rock since forming in Wisconsin in 1983, during the reign of new-wave, dance-rock and hair-metal, and years before…

(Concert Review) Nellie McKay, Club Helsinki Hudson, 4.5.15

Nellie McKay Club Helsinki Hudson Hudson, N.Y. Sunday, April 5, 2015 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Every Nellie McKay concert is different – I’ve seen at least three now – but they’re all tied together by McKay’s faux-naif character, her dazzling wit and wordplay, and her virtuosity. Musically, she ranges all…

(Concert Review) The Pine Hill Project with Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell, Club Helsinki Hudson, 3.14.15

Pine Hill Project with Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams Club Helsinki Hudson Saturday, March 14, 2015 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer-songwriters Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell brought their new duet effort, the Pine Hill Project, featuring producer-multi-instrumentalist-bandleader-extraordinaire Larry Campbell, to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday…

(Concert Review) Brazilian Girls, Club Helsinki Hudson, 3.7.15

Brazilian Girls Club Helsinki Hudson Hudson, N.Y. Saturday, March 7, 2015 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Dance-rock outfit Brazilian Girls, led by the sultry and alluring Sabina Sciubba, entertained a standing-room-only crowd at Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday night with its patented blend of state-of-the-art dance rhythms and world-beat-flavored textures. This…