Follow-up to the Jones Beach lack of buses experience:

I wrote to the CEOs, presidents, and general managers at Live Nation, Nikon, and Jones Beach Theater. I also wrote to executives and supervisors of Nassau County and Hempstead and to the various police chiefs/commissioners. And letters went out to the MTA and the LIRR presidents. The Nassau County Executive sent me a response via […]

Pink Martini: SummerStage 17 July 2011

This is another situation where I was going in blind. It was my first concert of the season at SummerStage in Central Park and by the time I met rtb (an hour before the concert) the line was long and full of an eclectic bunch so I figured this would be interesting. We got seats […]

The Old 97’s: Bell House 14 July 2011

According to my saved documents this would be the eleventh review I’ve written about The Old 97’s. And then there are ten reviews I’ve written of Rhett’s solos shows. Obviously I’m not tired of watching them perform. And one of the reasons is that they are not tired of performing. It was another fantastic night […]

The Old 97’s: Bell House 13 July 2011

Another night with The Old 97’s and this time we stood right at the stage. The Bell House’s stage isn’t high – it comes up to my hips – so we had a great view of the boys and got to see (and experience) some fun interaction with the band. sweet pea is in town […]

Soundgarden: Jones Beach Theater 9 July 2011

This past weekend was one of those perfect NYC summer weekends – hot but not humid with a cool breeze at night. Since I had to be at Jones Beach for the show I decided to head out early and spend some time at the beach. It’s an easy ride on the LIRR and then […]

Justin Townes Earle: Celebrate Brooklyn! 30 June 2011

Another great summer series for music, dance, spoken word and film is Celebrate Brooklyn!, which is held in Prospect Park. And you can’t get much better than seeing Justin Townes Earle for free. I got there early hoping to score a good spot on the concrete or on the grass and it turned out they […]

The Low Anthem: Music Hall of Williamsburg 15 June 2011

We just saw The Low Anthem in March but couldn’t resist seeing them again – especially because Crispy Girl was up from Florida and would be joining us. She’s been catching a lot of our favorite acts when they swing through her town and it’s great to hear and read about her experiences with the […]

Okkervil River: Terminal 5 7 June 2011

So I swore that I would never set foot in Terminal 5 again. With the exception of there being someone I really wanted to see. And Okkervil River is one of those bands. The show was not sold out and based on the very small group on the roof deck waiting for the club doors […]