Live Music: YUSUF or CAT STEVENS? at London’s Eventim Apollo

By Ella Leya (iRoM’s European Correspondent) London, Engand.  Both names illuminated Eventim Apollo, formerly the Hammersmith Apollo, one of the UK’s largest and best-preserved original Art Deco theaters – a venue that played host to many legendary acts of the past – The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley. As well as to Steven Demetre… Read More Live Music: YUSUF or CAT STEVENS? at London’s Eventim Apollo

Brian Arsenault Takes On: Winter, but not as well as Chickadees

By Brian Arsenault (This post was written during northern New England’s first true snowstorm of the season on Sunday.) As the first storm of the winter season hits northern New England, the snow flies and the wind goes from mournful howling to screaming angry. I look out my window and wonder, not for the first time, how… Read More Brian Arsenault Takes On: Winter, but not as well as Chickadees

CD Reviews: Whisky of the Damned’s “Monsters Are Real” and Jimmer’s “The Would Be Plans”

MONSTERS OVER PLANS Whiskey of the Damned: Monsters Are Real (Avid Agency) and Jimmer: The Would Be Plans (The Chief Injustice) By Brian Arsenault About the time I wanted to abuse that humorless bastard Nietsche by saying the god of my generation — Rock Music — is dead, damned if new life isn’t breathed into… Read More CD Reviews: Whisky of the Damned’s “Monsters Are Real” and Jimmer’s “The Would Be Plans”

Live Jazz: Jane Monheit and John Pizzarelli at the Valley Performing Arts Center

By Don Heckman I pushed aside one of my rules Saturday night – the rule that says once a year is enough to review most artists.  When I saw that Jane Monheit and John Pizzarelli were performing together at the shiny new Valley Performing Arts Center, I decided to make an exception to the fact… Read More Live Jazz: Jane Monheit and John Pizzarelli at the Valley Performing Arts Center