Concerts

(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…

(Concert Review) Mavis Staples, Helsinki Hudson, 2.22.15

Mavis Staples Club Helsinki Hudson Hudson, N.Y. Sunday, February 22, 2015 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – “I done reach the point where I wanna be real,” Mavis Staples sang at one point in her triumphant concert at Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday night, and not a soul in the standing-room-only house…

(Concert Review) Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue, Helsinki Hudson, 12.26.14

Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue Club Helsinki Hudson Friday, December 26, 2014 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – As I’m sure Seth Travins well knows, when you have a still relatively uncommon name such as “Seth,” you are often confused with anyone else bearing your name in the same community. So for starters, let’s…

(Concert Review) Melora Creager and Friends, Club Helsinki Hudson, 11.10.14

Review by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y., November 11, 2014) – Melora Creager, best known as the founder and leader of cello-rock band Rasputina, is the midst of a month-long residency at Club Helsinki Hudson, called, aptly enough, “Mondays with Melora.” I caught the second of four scheduled show last night, and I wouldn’t be surprised…