Maggie, Suzzy, and Terre Roche (Photo by Irene Young via The Roches Facebook page)
Maggie Roche, the eldest of the three folk-singing sisters from Bergen County, New Jersey, who performed as The Roches, died Saturday morning.
Maggie, who always seemed like the sensible, quiet sister, was 65 when she lost her battle with cancer.
Younger sister Suzzy Roche confirmed the death in a loving Facebook farewell, saying she and Maggie spent “the last month and a half helping each other through her final journey.”
Posted in Music, News, RIP
Tagged Capitol Theatre, Carolling Carollers, Christmas, folk music, Hallelujah Chorus, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Maggie Roche, New Jersey, Park Ridge, Passaic, Suzzy Roche, Terre Roche, The Roches
The Capitol Theatre marquee (© 2016, Steven P. Marsh/willyoumissme.com)
I’ve seen Wilco more than just about any other band. I’m not sure why, it just happened. It seems I can’t get enough of them. Thankfully, every tour seems fresh, because this band is tighter and more spectacular every time it blasts out of the gate.
The “Star Wars” cat — or, rather, a reasonable facsimile — awaits the band’s arrival onstage Tuesday night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. (© 2016, Steven P. Marsh/willyoumissme.com)
This tour — which returns to the Capitol Theatre for another sold out show Wednesday, before hitting the far less intimate Kings Theatre in Brooklyn for two more sold-out gigs on Friday and Saturday — rolls out the new “Star Wars” material, like “More,” “Taste the Ceiling,””Random Name Generator,” and the heartbreaking “Where Do I Begin.”
Even so, Wilco’s never a play-the-album band, so there were plenty of favorites from the back catalogue in the show, too.
Photos and setlist on the jump.
Posted in Concerts, Music, Pop and Rock
Tagged Capitol Theatre, Glenn Kotche, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Mikael Jorgensen, Nels Cline, Pat Sansone, Port Chester, sold out, Wilco, William Tyler
The hoi polloi weren’t allowed to take photos of Neutral Milk Hotel during the performance, at the artist’s request. So this image of the stage, set up for the band, is all I got. (© 2014, Steven P. Marsh)
It’s time for a confession: I never saw Jeff Mangum or his legendary band, Neutral Milk Hotel, perform back in the day.
Sure, I heard the songs then, and I’ve listened to the recordings obsessively in recent years.
But seeing Jeff’s gradual return to the spotlight at the NYC benefit for Chris Knox at 2010, and at various shows he’s done since then, I feel like I’ve gotten to know him. Continue reading
Posted in Concerts, Music, Pop and Rock, Review
Tagged A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Astra Taylor, BAM, Bang on a Can, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Capitol Theatre, Elf Power, Jeff Mangum, Jeremy Barnes, Jeremy Thal, Julian Koster, Laura Carter, lullaby, Neutral Milk Hotel, Port Chester, Scott Spillane