Concerts

(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…

(Concert Review) Amanda Palmer, Bard Spiegeltent, 8.15.14

Amanda Palmer Bard Spiegeltent Bard Summerscape Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. Friday, August 15, 2014 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Rock singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer is very much a cabaret artist at heart – literally and figuratively – and thus it was magical to see her perform in the intimate, casual cabaret setting…

(Concert Review) Stephin Merritt, Club Helsinki Hudson, 7.25.14

Stephin Merritt Club Helsink Hudson Hudson, N.Y. Friday, July 25, 2014 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy   (HUDSON, N.Y., July 27, 2014) – “This song is about a dead bird,” Stephin Merritt introduced one of his many three-minute masterpieces of wit, concision and melody on Friday night at Club Helsinki Hudson. And the room…

(Concert Review) Simi Stone, Club Helsinki Hudson, 7.26.14

Simi Stone Club Helsinki Hudson Hudson, N.Y. July 26, 2014 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y., July 27, 2014) – I went to see Simi Stone again at Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday night, just to see if what I observed last December was a fluke or if lightning could indeed strike twice.…

(Concert Review) The Baseball Project, Helsinki Hudson, 7.23.14

The Baseball Project Club Helsinki Hudson Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – You didn’t have to know jack about baseball to enjoy last night’s easygoing concert by the Baseball Project at Club Helsinki Hudson, but I’m sure it helped. Especially if you were a fan – possibly a…