PJ Harvey: Central Park SummerStage 19 July 2017

July 21, 2017

When Venetia said she had an extra ticket for PJ Harvey at Central Park SummerStage, I immediately said yes. I’m embarrassed to say that I was thinking of another singer but realized my mistake and thought that this was someone I’d heard of and read about for some time and it was hole in my […]

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John Mellencamp: Forest Hills Stadium 11 July 2017

July 19, 2017

Years ago, when there used to be late-concert shows on Friday and Saturday nights, I loved to watch Little Johnny Cougar. I’d fallen in love with Pat Benetar’s “I Need a Lover” and then fell even more in love with the original version that I heard on the local AOR FM station. He’d run across […]

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The Great Comet: Imperial Theatre 6 July 2017

July 18, 2017

rtb found out that one of our favorite performers, Ingrid Michaelson, would be joining the cast of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 for a limited run. violaleeblue, rtb, and I bought tickets. Truthfully, during the Tony Awards, the show I was most impressed by and the one I wanted to see was […]

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Caramoor American Roots Music Festival: Katonah, NY 24 June 2017

June 28, 2017

Once again, I’ve allowed myself to fall behind in my concert-going reporting. I’ve got June to catch up on, then earlier this year, and then there’s last summer. But I’m going to report on the last festival and then go back to the rest of this month. Peter had asked me what I wanted to […]

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Lucero (Clutch/The Sword): Capitol Theatre 17 May 2017

May 19, 2017

My second night with my boys. As far the music went, it was basically the same as Monday night. I was sitting in the balcony, so felt a little removed from the action. The Capitol Theatre is an historic rock venue and really just an historic venue. It’s a beautiful old theater. Just five minutes […]

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Lucero (Clutch/The Sword): Brooklyn Steel 15 May 2017

May 16, 2017

My boys! My boys are back in town. And they were playing at a new venue. Not just a new venue to me but a new venue for NYC. Brooklyn Steel is part of the Bowery Presents group. And just like most of the other clubs in that group, they spent their money on the […]

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John Hammond: City Vineyard 31 January 2017

May 15, 2017

My last January concert took place at a new (to me) venue. City Vineyard is at Pier 26 in Riverside Park. As usual, I walked in the wrong direction when getting off the train (going deeper into Chinatown) before realizing my mistake and finally going in the correct direction towards the Hudson River instead of […]

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Rhett Miller: Bell House 29 January 2017

May 15, 2017

I was early to Gowanus so, on my way to The Bell House, I stopped off at the Four & Twenty Blackbirds to finally try their pie. I only killed twenty minutes and their crust is not as good as mine. As I got nearer to the club I was thinking about what I would […]

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Shawn Colvin/Richard Thompson: City Winery 25 January 2017

May 15, 2017

Mrs. Devereaux is a huge Thompson fan (both Richard and Teddy) and I’m also a fan of both and have a crush on Shawn Colvin, so this was a good concert for both of us. Plus, it was at City Winery, one of the best places for live music in NYC. Mrs. Devereaux and I […]

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Son Volt: Rough Trade 8 April 2017

May 14, 2017

Back to catching up with concerts from earlier this year. It’s always puzzled me as to why I don’t like Wilco, even after seeing them live a couple of times. On paper, they should be the perfect group for me. And there’s Uncle Tupelo – I never saw them live and I’ve never wanted to […]

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