Performances in the Time of Corona

No shows in April, of course. I did watch a lot of StageIt, Instagram, and Facebook live concerts from various favorite musicians. And I will continue to do so as long as we are sheltering in place. Follow your favorite musicians, donate to their Paypals or Venmo’s, buy their music and merchandise through their sites. […]

Sky-Pony: Mercury Lounge 8 March 2020

Almost one year to the day, mollyT and I went to a concert by the West Village Chorale with special guest Sky-Pony, a rock band that threads theater and art through their performance. They do covers and originals. When Mercury Lounge announced an early Sunday night show with Sky-Pony, mollyT and I were there. It […]

Lucero: White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, NJ 21 February 2020

I need at least another day added to the week so that I have time to write up all the reviews I need to write up. The closest my boys were coming to NYC was going to be Jersey City – Ben (Nichols – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars) did his now three-peat solo gig […]

Cambodian Rock Band: Signature Theatre 11 February 2020

Yesterday, one of my bosses gifted me with his tickets to see Cambodian Rock Band at the Irene Diamond Stage in the Signature Theatre. Walking to the theater, which is way over on the far west end of 42nd Street, I was struck by how much that area has changed. I used to work near […]

Lucero: Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN 13 December 2019

I decided this year to go to Lucero’s Family Christmas in Memphis. The last time I was there was in 2010, so I thought it was time to go again. I was in Memphis from Thursday to Sunday and you can read about my trip here. My Lyft driver had a very Christmassy decorated car […]

Stax Museum: Memphis 13 December 2019

You can read more about my Memphis visit here. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music was on my list of things to see. Booker T. & the M.G.’s. Otis Redding. Rufus Thomas. Carla Thomas. The Staples Singers. The Box Tops. Sam & Dave. Albert King. Wilson Pickett. Luther Ingram. Moms Mabley. Jean Knight. Richard […]

Frank Turner: Town Hall 15 October 2019

Frank Turner at Town Hall? That did not seem to make sense. Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls is a band that you stand for while they rock out. But since it was Frank Turner, I wanted to go anyway. As usual, I had a seat in the last row of the balcony. It’s a […]

Cory Branan: City Vineyard 17 November 2019

Another wonderful night with Cory Branan, this time at City Vineyard, City Winery’s younger, smaller, and intimate sibling on Pier 26 on the Hudson River. And another wonderful opener. Darrin Bradbury is a Jersey boy, who just got a major label record deal (produced by Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids). Cory told us […]