SETH ROGOVOY’S BERKSHIRE BEAT
KLEZMER * BOB DYLAN * JAZZ * POLITICS * MAGAZINES * BOOKS * BAGELS * MOVIES
* ROCK * FOLK * POETRY * CONCERTS * RADIO * CDS * ART * PARENTING * CAMPING
* TRAVEL * MUSEUMS * EDUCATION
A compendium of articles, reviews, interviews, columns, and assorted other
published and unpublished writings of local, regional and national interest
by music and cultural critic/reporter Seth Rogovoy.
Since 1988, Seth Rogovoy has been observing the local, regional, national
and international pop culture scene in print from his home base at the
Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, as that Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper’s
intelligent and discerning popular music critic and columnist. In addition
to music, Seth also directs his acute critical eye toward the arts, books,
politics, movies, food, the media, and cultural trends for the Eagle and
In addition to the Berkshire Eagle, Seth’s work has appeared in Newsday, the
Boston Phoenix, Sing Out! Magazine, Moment Magazine, Leak CD Magazine, The
Forward, Pakn Treger, the Woodstock (N.Y.) Times, the Bennington (Vt.)
Banner, Berkshire Magazine, the Providence (R.I.) Phoenix, the Worcester
(Mass.) Phoenix, the Williams Alumni Review, the Williamstown Advocate and
Seth’s commentary has been aired on public radio station WAMC in Albany,
N.Y., and on Live-105 in Pittsfield, Mass. A native of New York City and a
1982 graduate of Williams College, he lives in Williamstown, Mass., with his
wife and their two children. A freelance writer, his main occupation is
Seth Rogovoy has finished writing a book on klezmer, the contemporary
klezmer revival, and new Jewish music, published by Algonquin Books of
Chapel Hill click here to order.
The Beat: A weekly look at the pop-music and cultural scene on the
local, regional and national level, with a strong Berkshire point of view.
Includes interviews and reviews of local and national touring artists. Look
here for recommendations for what to see in the upcoming week.
Berkshires & Beyond: Concert Calendar: Just what it says. The most
comprehensive guide to live music performances in the Berkshires and the
greater region, from Saratoga and Albany to Northampton, Hartford and
Worcester. Includes the guy playing guitar or the cover band at the smallest
local dives to the mega-bands playing the largest arenas and stadiums. Also
features venue information, band contact numbers and shows specially
recommended by Seth Rogovoy.
Viewer Reactions: Read what other visitors to this site have to say about Seth Rogovoy's reviews. Write some yourself!
Concert Reviews: Hundreds of reviews of rock, folk, jazz, world-music and other performances at Tanglewood, the National Music Center, the Studio
and other venues in and around the Berkshires, western Massachusetts and
eastern New York. Artists reviewed include Bob Dylan, Sonny Rollins, Elton
John, Sheryl Crow, the Wallflowers, Beck, Ben Folds Five, Bonnie Raitt,
Black 47, The Band and more. Check back for weekly updates.
Interviews/Features: Dozens of profiles of top figures in rock, folk,
jazz and other creative fields, including Ray Davies, Betty Carter, Kenny
Rogers, Suzanne Vega, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, Tony Bennett, Los
Lobos, and Billy Joel. Check back for weekly updates.
CD SPINS - Reviews: Short reviews of hundreds of rock, pop, folk, jazz and world-music CDs released in the last few years. Indexed alphabetically.
Other (Magazine reviews, op-eds, assorted stuff): A potpourri of
articles, essays and columns by Seth Rogovoy, including monthly magazine
reviews, essays on parenting, book reviews, long features on the Music Inn
and The Band, and Seth's all-time list of the Best of Everything.
KLEZMER: Seth Rogovoy writes extensively about Klezmer and new Jewish
music for a variety of national publications. Look here for feature
articles, interviews and reviews of such notable performers as the
Klezmatics, Andy Statman, Brave Old World, Itzhak Perlman, Wolf Krakowski,
the Klezmer Conservatory Band and others. Here you will also find playlists
for Seth’s radio program, "The Klezmer Hour." Remember to tune into "The
Klezmer Hour" on Mondays from 9-10pm Eastern US Time at
http://wso.williams.edu/orgs/WCFM/realaudio.html . And look for Seth’s book
on klezmer and new Jewish music, The Essential Klezmer published by Algonquin
Books of Chapel Hill.
To send a message to Seth Rogovoy .....firstname.lastname@example.org.