Emmylou Harris: Bowery Ballroom 26 April 2011

When there’s an opportunity to see Emmylou Harris in a small venue, you jump at the chance. Hell, the woman is legend – she even has two official websites – the official one and the the comprehensive (supposedly former but still current) official one. But sometimes you have to ask yourself if there’s a catch […]

Gil Evans – Out of the Cool: Jazz Standard 22 April 2011

It’s April and that means penpals and jazz. At least in my world it does. My penpal and her family were visiting and on Friday night we headed out to the Jazz Standard for a tribute to Gil Evans’ Out of the Cool and a celebration of Evans’ centennial curated by Ryan Truesdell. Truesdell has […]

O’Death: Knitting Factory 15 April 2011

A terrible pun could have been made about death and taxes but thankfully the IRS changed the filing due date and prevented me from doing so. What caught my eye was the name of the band – how cool is O’Death as a band name? – and when I read the blurb that said they […]

Sleep No More: McKittrick Hotel 11 April 2011

Sleep No More is an immersive theater experience where the masked audience follows around as many of the actors as possible as they run around an abandoned hotel mostly miming parts of Macbeth and Rebecca while the audience opens drawers and doors to inspect the contents within. If you read rtb’s review and that didn’t […]

Old 97’s: Webster Hall 9 April 2011

“The good news is we had a great time playing for y’all. The bad news is we can only play one more song because of the fucking disco coming in.” Rhett’s good news/bad news line pretty much summed up the evening. I was excited to see The Old 97’s. I was disappointed it was at […]

My past adventures

Many of you were receiving my concert write-ups by email and I thank you for your support. For those of you not on my email list and interested in reading some of my past reviews, here are a couple of links: My first write-up: Rolling Stones: Madison Square Garden 13 September 2005 My other reviews […]

Glenn Tilbrook: City Winery 6 March 2011

“Why are you smiling?” I had to do a mental check of my face and I realized I was wearing an ear-to-ear grin – a smile that had been on my face from the moment Glenn Tilbrook took the stage earlier that evening and was still there hours later when I was just a few […]