Carnegie Hall

1964 The Tribute Saturday February 17, 2018 Carnegie Hall

By Helen Bach | February 18, 2018

Nah, Nah Nah

Elvis Costello At Carnegie Hall, Wednesday, June 25th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2014

It is a real achievement, performing solo and invitingly and interesting so the audience isn’t dozing, for 165 minutes. The penultimate song of the evening found him strapping on his electric song for the first time all night for the new and excellent “The Last Days Of My Youth”. Perhaps it is, or perhaps he will never grow old.

Neil Young At Carnegie Hall, Monday, January 6th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 7, 2014

Wandering around the stage, touching his guitars, he seems to be thinking about his musical history, really from around 1966 – 1972 and playing it at the same time.Last night was the first of a four night stand and rumor has it he will be playing different sets each night. I hope not.

Must See: Neil Young At Carnegie Hall January 2014

By Iman Lababedi | November 6, 2013

I wish Young was playing with Crazy Horse and not, as appears to be the case, solo. While an acoustic set might work like a ringing bell in this acoustic cathedrl, he has been so great electric I wanna hear that

Alan Jackson At Carnegie Hall, Monday, October 28th, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2013

I expected a performance off the charts and I got a snooze; Sunday night Drake was disappointing, Monday it was jackson’s turn to put us to sleep. Del McCoury would have told Alan bluegrass isn’t about musing.

Renee Fleming's "Vienna: Windows To Modernity" At Carnegie Hall, Saturday, May 4th, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 6, 2013

The great creative outburst in Vienna began with the Jewish population being made full citizens with the right to vote and ended with Nazi Germany encamping and destroying them.

The Music Of Prince At Carnegie Hall, Thursday, March 7th, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 9, 2013

A mass of egotistical monsters come together to honor the most egotistical monster of them all. Party over, whoops, out of time

Wayne Shorter And Orpheus Chamber Orchestra At Carnegie Hall, Friday, February 1st, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 3, 2013

Shorter’s quartet plus a dozen odd violins, two more upright bassists, a big bass drum and a half dozen wind instruments all coming together to unload what sounds to my untrained ears to be a mix of Glenn Branca and Shostakovitch, oh and, Bernard Hermann. I keep on expecting Anthony Perkins to stab me in the shower.

So Do We Think The Roots Tribute to Prince At Carnegie Hall Will Be Any Good?

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2013

Along with the Roots, Booker T, Blind Boys of Alabama, DeVotchka, Madeleine Peyroux, The Waterboys, Talib Kweli and Living Color are set to perform and, really, is it Carnegie Hall or Highline Ballroom?

Arlo Guthrie And Pete Seeger At Carnegie Hall, Saturday,November 24th, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | November 26, 2012

The spirit was willing but Arlo, who remained seated throughout the set, wasn’t joking, hr felt heavy and his children felt heavy. As pros, they wanted to give us what we wanted, and they didn’t, but as Seeger noted there is a time to laugh and a time to weep

Ian Felice At Carnegie Hall, Wednesday, 21st, 2012, Reviewed

By Mahalia Dark | November 25, 2012

The problem with Ian is while his songs are great, they are too weird, and for every time he gets it write there is another song where he doesn’t quite pull it off. Strumming an acoustic guitar, Ian is a calming influence playing a sort of gentle country folk American

Conor Oberst At Carnegie Hall, Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2012

The 90 minute set might have been special to him, it was Carnegie Hall and the acoustics were tremendous, the sound the best I’ve ever heard and his rasping voice a thing of beauty, but he didn’t act that way at all. .

Jay-Z's Setlist, Carnegie Hall, February 6th!

By Iman Lababedi | February 8, 2012

Lessee, oooh look, “Roc Boys” -I love that song. and look at that double dose before the last song of the night, “Jigga What” and “Big Pimpin”… Not to cause trouble or anything, ain’t this an awful lot like his MTV Unplugged gig? Anyway, as Jay-Z continues to cement himself into the mainstream pop experience may I add a loud nolle prosequai, na poo, not me, no Sir, sod him?

Jessica Lea Mayfield At Carnegie Hall, Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 10, 2011

In red shoes and brown acoustic guitar at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, Jessica Lea Mayfield did herself zero favors with her endless 20 minute opening set.

Ryan Adam's At Carnegie Hall, Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 8, 2011

This was a different Ryan, his comfort in his own skin was palpable and he managed to be serious and be funny. I shouldn’t hold it against him yet I do. The intensity was there but it felt dispersed