Concerts

(Music Review) Richard Thompson at the Mahaiwe

Richard Thompson at the Mahaiwe (photo by Seth Rogovoy)

MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Richard Thompson October 14, 2011 Review by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Simply put, Richard Thompson proved once again on Friday night at the Mahaiwe that he is a master – a virtuoso guitarist, an engaging performer, an acute songwriter, and an affecting singer. He puts all the elements together…

(Music Review) Sex Mob at Club Helsinki Hudson

Steven Bernstein

Steven Bernstein CLUB HELSINKI HUDSON Hudson, N.Y. SEX MOB October 11, 2011 Review by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Last Friday night at Club Helsinki, Steven Bernstein and his band, Sex Mob, demonstrated why they remain one of the most fun, wacky, enjoyable and outrageous party bands of the downtown avant-garde. Joined for the occasion…

(Non-Music Review) Deva Premal and Miten at the Mahaiwe

by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – I had hoped to write a review of the Kirtan concert by Deva Premal and Miten that took place at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Sunday night, October 9, 2011. The duo, accompanied by Nepalese flutist Manose, are well known in the world of Sanksrit chant, and…

(Concert Review) They Might Be Giants at the Mahaiwe

MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER They Might Be Giants Friday, Sept 9, 2011 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – They Might Be Giants are just too fun for words, and if the creative core of the group, the duo of John Linnell and John Flansburgh, aren’t still having fun after working together…

(Concert Review) Brad Mehldau at Tanglewood

Brad Mehldau

TANGLEWOOD Ozawa Hall Brad Mehldau Thursday, August 25, 2011 Review by Seth Rogovoy (LENOX, Mass.) – Roll over, Cole Porter, tell Richard Rodgers the news. The last page has finally been turned on the so-called Great American Songbook. And good riddance to it once and for all. I base this observation on Brad Mehldau’s solo…

(Performance Review) Word X Word III

Buddy Wakefield

(PITTSFIELD, Mass., August 20, 2011) – The third annual Word X Word Festival came to a conclusion on Saturday night with a well-attended concert at the Colonial Theatre featuring musical performers Mia Dyson and the band Kingsley Flood and the phenomenal spoken-word stylings of Buddy Wakefield. Part stand-up comic, part wild man, and all heart,…

Word X Word Kicks off with Words and Music

WORD X WORD FESTIVAL Pittsfield, Mass. Sunday, August 14, 2011 by Seth Rogovoy (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The first indoor event of this year’s Word X Word Festival took place on Sunday night in a raw space on the top floor of the Compuworks building, and featured two spoken-word performers – Taylor Mali and Iyeoka Ivie…

(Concert Review) Train at Tanglewood

Pat Monahan, lead singer of Train, at Tanglewood (photo Seth Rogovoy)

TANGLEWOOD Train Monday, August 8, 2011 Review by Seth Rogovoy (LENOX, Mass.) — OK, so the tween girls and their moms and even some of their dads and older brothers and aunts and uncles all had a good time at the Train concert at Tanglewood last night. So there ends my reportorial duties. But as…

(Music Review) Steely Dan at Tanglewood

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and the Embassy Brats

TANGLEWOOD Steely Dan Tuesday, July 26, 2011   Review by Seth Rogovoy   (LENOX, Mass.) – It’s hard to believe we had to wait until the year 2011 to see Steely Dan at Tanglewood, but it was worth it, because it was perfect. Which isn’t any surprise, because Steely Dan is all about perfection. If…