More about the First Acoustics series (so you don’t even consider going to the corporatized “Barclays” Center) is available here: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, Alternatives To The Scandalously Spawned, Scandalously Named Ratner/Prokhorov “Barclays” Center: Protest & Locally Nurtured Concerts. All the links you need are there.
The season just opened with Roosevelt Dime and Honor Finnegan. Writing when that last concert was upcoming, I concentrated on my excited expectations of seeing Roosevelt Dime. You never know exactly what to expect!: Roosevelt Dime was great, but I had no idea how blown away I would be by Honor Finnegan who has an unusually beautiful voice combined with some great song-writing talent and performance skills.
|Honor Finnegan at First Accoustics|
Ms. Finnigan’s “Life Is Short” (also on her CD- All her best songs are) is morbidly funny, and her bluesy, “Internet Junkie” which I had heard her sing before is . . mordantly amusing. You may want it as a regular song cycling through on your play list. Hearing it again reminded me how good it is. Honor can also evoke classic Billie Holiday. Too bad if you weren’t there.
|Roosevelt Dime at First Accoustics|
I am looking forward to being pleasantly surprised again this Saturday. Visiting their sites it looks like we’ll hear some wonderful warm guitar music from Buskin & Batteau and something similar but maybe a little jazzier from Freebo.
Meanwhile, I am wondering how many performers and how many of us of the public for very good reasons are going to be shunning the “Barclays” Center: I am suggesting for at least the next seven years.