Tag Archives: Hamilton Stage

ON THE ROAD: David Johansen @ Hamilton Stage / Rahway, NJ / October 11, 2013

In 1974, I happened to see the New York Dolls open for Mott the Hoople at Madison Square Garden’s Felt Forum in New York City. In retrospect, I was too young to appreciate it. All my youthful innocence saw was a sloppy performance by some guys wearing dresses. I later got what this punk rock […]

ON THE ROAD: James Maddock @ Hamilton Stage / Rahway, NJ / June 7, 2013

There is currently a handful of critically-acclaimed but commercially has-been artists that still make a decent living gigging in the New York/New Jersey area. Artists like Garland Jeffreys, Willie Nile, and Southside Johnny continually play the area’s many small theaters, clubs, and house concerts while seldom, if ever, venturing outside this proximity. Another artist that […]