Category Archives: Concerts

I Found My Thrill on Oregon Hill

I haven’t been listening to music all that much recently. That’s not to say that I couldn’t, just that I usually find myself doing other things that are difficult to do at the same time. But anyway, here are some … Continue reading

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A Swarm of What-Will-Bes

Neil Innes and Fatso, Farewell Posterity Tour – Recorded during a reunion tour with his band from Rutland Weekend Television, this is an eclectic mix of material. It includes some comedy bits, like “Testing 1, 2” with its number puns, … Continue reading

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You Know I Loved You So When No One Knew Your Name and You Were Pompous

I saw Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker at the Highline Ballroom last night. It was a standing room show, and the concert lasted about three hours. I’ve never been that keen on standing up at concerts, but it’s gotten even … Continue reading

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We’ll Be Riding Out This Storm

Beth and I went to see Tori Amos live at the Beacon Theatre last Tuesday. We’ve seen her perform a few times, but not in some years. This tour is in support of her new album, Native Invader, which I’ve … Continue reading

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A Performance with Merritt

The idea behind the Magnetic Fields’ 50 Song Memoir is that Stephin Merritt would write fifty songs, one for each year of his life. He’s actually fifty-one now, but these things take a while to coalesce. He’s premiering the songs … Continue reading

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Mandatory Weirdness

Last night, Beth and I saw “Weird Al” Yankovic at Radio City Music Hall, the last performance of his Mandatory World Tour, in support of an album that came out two years ago. I think the guy deserves some rest … Continue reading

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Sing for the President, Sing for the Terrorists, Sing

The Dresden Dolls reunited for what I believe were only two shows, and I saw the one at the Coney Island Amphitheater. It’s a new venue, and one of the people who did booking decided the Dolls needed to play … Continue reading

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Who You Callin’ Cracker?

Here’s my review of the two albums I purchased at the Cracker show last week: Welcome to Cracker – This two-disc album consists of the entirety of the 2006 Greatest Hits Redux on the first disc, and recordings from the … Continue reading

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Honey in Your Ear

I’m not sure how it turned out that I’d be seeing so many concerts in a short period of time, but yesterday was the case/lang/veirs show at Prospect Park, only four days after Nellie McKay in Manhattan. I have tickets … Continue reading

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Listen to Her Play, Has Something to Say

I’ve liked Nellie McKay for several years now, and I think she might actually live fairly locally, but I’d only ever seen her live once, five and a half years ago. I noticed somewhere online that she was doing a … Continue reading

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