Calvin Love and Las Rosas at the Seaport Music Festival, 18 July 2014, NYC


This post is about a week late, my apologies, but the images were not showing up in my card reader.  A week and a trip to Canada later for some rest and relaxation, somehow caused my card reader to read the card with my images.  So here’s the post:

With a nod to the 60s, 70s, and 80s the electronic garage sound of Calvin Love brought me back actually to the 90s.  Perhaps it was the uncanny cheekbone similarities of Love and one of my heroes, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp.   From the poses to that moment he fell to the ground and bounced back up, a Jarvis move, you could assume his influences might be from the Pulp frontman.  But let’s not assume.

Love did a great job getting the crowd into his set, but my favorite moment was his beautiful rendition of ‘Careless Whispers’ during the sound check, which I think most of the kids did not even know.  Damn I’m old!  Or maybe he’s just into music.  I’ll side with the latter.

Opening up for the night was Brooklyn’s Las Rosas, who were brilliant.  I loved their Dylanesque/Sam the Sham ala ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ sound.  Their harmonies, spot on, reminiscent of the 60s brought me back to my college years when listening to oldies meant the 60s, not 90s.

And the elderly dancing dude was there again in the crowd for the opener.  I didn’t recognize him because he wasn’t wearing his cap, but…I remember his moves.

Photos:  2014 © Tear-n Tan.  All Rights Reserved.

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