Bergenfest 2015: Grace Jones Photo Special

Bergenfest 2015: Grace Jones Photo Special Grace Jones played at Bergenfest last Thursday, it was a fine concert and she impressed us with her visual sense and theatrical show. Not bad for a 67-year-old artist. She is sure in her craft and has a commanding presence.  It was not the best concert musically but it was the most exciting photographic …

Alldylan reporting from Bergenfest 2015 – Day 3

Alldylan reporting from Bergenfest 2015 – Day 3 The Levellers are an English rock band, founded in 1988 and based in Brighton, England. They infuse their punk-like music with folksy elements. Levellers was the most fun on the third day at Bergenfest. We were recommended this concert by some friends that are devoted Levellers fans, and have seen them several …

Alldylan reporting from Bergenfest 2015 – Day1

Highlight of Bergenfest 2015 day 1 – PATTI SMITH The dark poet & brilliant musician Patti Smith returned to Bergenfest after 3 years. Last concert on June 23, 2012 – was wonderful. Strong and vivid memories can sometimes be your enemy when trying to be present and open minded.  Stakes were high, my mind was boiling.. I knew the setlist …

December 13: Tom Verlaine was born in 1949 Happy Birthday

Tom Verlaine Tom Verlaine (born Thomas Miller, December 13, 1949): Singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the frontman for the New York rock band Television. Tom Verlaine Birth name Thomas Miller Born 13 December 1949 (age 65) Morristown, New Jersey, United States Genres Punk rock, art punk, post-punk, new wave Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician Instruments Guitar, vocals, piano Associated acts Television, …

JV reporting from Bergenfest 2014: Day 5

Doug Seegers: We had read the “Cinderella story” about singer/songwriter Doug Seegers. How he was discovered, or should I say re-discovered. He was homeless and living on the street. Musician Aaron Espe filmed him singing and put it on the web, then after a couple of years some people in Sweden took notice, and they had Seeger on a TV-show …