Yearly Archive for 2006

: 2006

R.I.P. Godfather

I had planned on heading up to Waterbury Wednesday night to see James Brown, but as you have probably heard, he passed away this week. While I can’t say I’m a huge fan of The Godfather of Soul, I was

Back in the saddle

Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while, but a home computer on the fritz and the general end-of-the-year malaise on the local concert scene has left me with little to write about. The Who in Bridgeport on

Friday night with The Hurdy Gurdy Man

The Klein in Bridgeport might not be the perfect venue for a ’60s folk singer like Donovan, but the veteran performer did his best to make his Friday night concert an intimate affair. Playing an

Soulful, but far from full

The scene was all too familiar as I pulled into the parking lot at The Klein in Bridgeport Tuesday night – plenty of parking spaces surrounding not a lot of cars. But this was worse than other poorly

Bluegrass in Bridgeport

I checked out the Ralph Stanley concert at The Klein in Bridgeport Friday night and, once again, I was a little saddened by the low turnout. To have one of the legends of bluegrass in our own backyard

Wish You Were Here

Kate Katcher of Bridgeport’s Playhouse on the Green was picking my brain before Friday night’s concert there about ways to draw crowds to the intimate little theater on State Street and I’m afraid I

Fun with Flogging

How did I miss this group? I love Irish music. I love rock ‘n’ roll. I love Irish rock ‘n’ roll music. So how has the group Flogging Molly been so far off of my radar? I mean, I’ve heard of them, but

E.C. was here

There was nothing surprising about Eric Clapton’s concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night and that was a good thing. When you have Slowhand out on stage with a backup band of seasoned veterans

Dennis Miller Concert Review

Reviewing comedy seems much more personal than music. People sometimes go to see bands they may not be too fond of, just to go to a concert. But not many people will spend the money to see a comedian

Aimee Mann Concert Review

Seeing Aimee Mann perform live is always a treat, but to see her in the intimate setting of the Quick Center at Fairfield University was even better. The small theater provided a perfect stage