Willie Nile: Joe’s Pub 24 May 2012

Another concert crossed off my bucket list. Willie Nile is pure rock and roll. I’ve wanted to see Willie Nile since he was first playing in the Village in the late 1970s/early 1980s and I heard his first album. Why didn’t I? I have no idea. I do know it was difficult to keep up […]

Great GoogaMooga Festival: Prospect Park 20 May 2012

Despite the full weekend that rtb, violaleeblue, and I had we also knew we had to check out the first Great GoogaMooga Festival at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Sunday was the only day we could make it, which worked out well since that was the night that Hall and Oates would be performing. The focus […]

Ingrid Michaelson: Terminal 5 17 May 2012

Last week I had tickets for M Ward at Webster Hall and the Avett Brothers at Terminal 5. Since both then booked outdoor shows for Celebrate Brooklyn and SummerStage respectively, I decided to sell those tickets. I was especially happy to not have to go to T5. I hate that place. But here I was […]

Lisa Bianco: The Studio at Webster Hall 4 May 2012

Lisa Bianco is an artist that people fall in love with the first time they see her perform. It happened to me years ago when she was fronting Red Jacket and I was at a small East Village bar to watch my friends perform. And it’s happened to friends of mine when I take them […]

David Ford: Rockwood Music Hall 3 May 2012

Last May NYC got David Ford for three nights (spread out – Piermont, Manhattan, and Brooklyn) but this year it’s a short tour with only one night in NYC. There were pleas to buy tickets because if we didn’t then David might never come back to the US. And you know we couldn’t let that […]

La Traviata: Metropolitan Opera 2 May 2012

Two friends had an extra ticket (in the orchestra!) for the Metropolitan Opera and invited me to join them to see Guiseppe Verdi’s La Traviata with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and based on Alexandre Dumas’ La Dame aux Camélias. (Dumas is the son of the author of The Three Musketeers.) The novel and play […]