Concerts

(Concert review) Jonathan Richman at Club Helsinki Hudson, Jun 9, 2012

JONATHAN RICHMAN Club Helsinki Hudson Hudson, N.Y. June 9, 2012 Review by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Jonathan Richman showed why, about 40 years on from when he began his career as a performer, he continues to enjoy a devoted,  cult-like following, especially for his performances, after one of his most memorable at Club Helsinki…

(Music Review) Bettye LaVette at the Colonial Theatre

Bettye LaVette The Colonial Theatre Pittsfield, Mass. Saturday, May 26, 2012 Review by Seth Rogovoy (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Soul singer Bettye LaVette displayed why she is utterly worthy of the laurels and kudos she has been receiving these past few years in concert at the Colonial Theatre on Saturday night, where she treated the audience…

(Concert Review) Tre Williams and the Revelations at Club Helsinki Hudson

Tre Williams at Club Helsinki Hudson (photo Seth Rogovoy) Tre Williams and the Revelations Club Helsinki Hudson Hudson, N.Y. May 19, 2012 Review by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Those wondering whatever happened to classic soul – that’s classic soul, the politically and sexually infused sound of Marvin Gaye and Bobby Womack, without the smoothed-out…

Mavis Staples at the Mahaiwe

Mavis Staples MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Great Barrington, Mass. MAVIS STAPLES Sunday, January 22, 2012 Review by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Mavis Staples took the big crowd at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Sunday night on a winding road, making stops at Selma and Montgomery and Washington D.C., at Woodstock and Winterland…

(Concert Review) Lyle Lovett at the Mahaiwe

Lyle Lovett at the Mahaiwe (photo Seth Rogovoy) MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group Saturday, December 17, 2011 Review by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – There are still a few performers out there who work hard for their money, who equally value craftsmanship and entertainment, who continue to challenge themselves…

(Music Review) Musicians ‘Warm Up the Winter’ at the Mahaiwe

Wanda Houston

Review by Fiona Breslin (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., November 15, 2011) – On Monday night at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, the third annual “Warm Up the Winter” benefit concert, hosted by Rabbi Deborah Zecher of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, raised cash for those in need of assistance with heating costs this winter as federal funding…

(Music Review) Alexis P. Suter Band at Club Helsinki Hudson, Nov 12, 2011

Alexis P. Suter

Alexis P. Suter CLUB HELSINKI HUDSON Hudson, N.Y. ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND Saturday, November 12, 2011 Review by Fiona Breslin (HUDSON, N.Y.) – When it took the stage at Club Helsinki on Saturday night, Brooklyn’s Alexis P. Suter Band looked more like a country-music traveling family band than it did a Brooklyn-based blues group. But…

(Music Review) Ani DiFranco at the Colonial Theatre, Nov 9, 2011

Ani DiFranco

COLONIAL THEATRE Pittsfield, Mass. ANI DiFRANCO November 9, 2011   Review by Abby Wood (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Anybody who ever thought that Ani DiFranco would have to sacrifice her “I am woman, hear me roar/stick it to the man” attitude for motherhood should have known better. Hasn’t the Righteous Babe proved to us over and…

(Music Review) Ani DiFranco at Colonial Theatre, Nov 9, 2011

Ani DiFranco

COLONIAL THEATRE Pittsfield, Mass. ANI DiFRANCO November 9, 2011 Review by Fiona Breslin (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – While I am new to Ani DiFranco’s music, I knew well enough not to skimp out on a concert one of leading female singer-songwriters of the last two decades. Not to mention what makes a show in the Berkshires…