Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: Van Alden At Arlene’s Grocery

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Before Paul Abrahamian became a household name on CBS’s Big Brother, he was an accomplished musician and frontman for his band, Van Alden.  2018 has been a big year for Van Alden as they released the band’s self-titled debut EP. Currently, Van Alden is traveling across North America to commemorate the […]

Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: Indie Collaborative At Carnegie Hall

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com  Since its opening in April 1891, Carnegie Hall has hosted a variety of performers that ranged from classical musicians to controversial comedians. On November 19, the historic concert venue’s Weill Recital Hall welcomed another group of extraordinary musicians— the Indie Collaborative. The Indie Collaborative is an international group of over 2,000 […]

Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: Hamish Anderson at Rockwood Music Hall

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Blues rocker Hamish Anderson traveled to New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall as a part of his East Coast tour.  A plethora of fans of all ages crowded into the Lower East Side performance venue as the “Trouble” singer-songwriter entertained through eight songs. Joining Hamish on the stage were bassist Lauren […]

Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Sir Elton John is one of my all-time favorite performers! I have been a fan of his music since I first saw The Lion King at the now-defunct Movies 10 in my hometown of Overland Park, KS in 1994. I have performed many of the legendary songs that he co-penned with […]

Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: Darlene Love in New York City

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The legendary Darlene Love has entertained audiences for over 68 years! Throughout her impeccable career, Darlene Love has recorded five solo studio albums. Also, she also recorded for legendary music producer Phil Spector and as a backing vocalist recorded with Cher, Dionne Warwick, Frank Sinatra, Sir Tom Jones, and Sam Cooke. […]

Jake’s Take’s Concert Review: Tony Bennett at Radio City Music Hall

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Throughout his seven decades in the recording industry, Tony Bennett has sold over 50 million records worldwide, won two Emmy Awards and 19 Grammy Awards. The native New Yorker also received some of the nation’s most prestigious awards including the Kennedy Center Honor, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, […]

Queen + Adam Lambert wow Barclays Center

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I have been looking to see Queen + Adam Lambert perform together ever since I talked to concertgoers at the 2015 Mix 93.3 Jingle Jam in Kansas City.  They told me that it was epic and the performance would take my breath away.  It turns out; they were 1,000 percent correct! […]

Magic Giant casts its spell on Kansas City’s Riot Room

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview one of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists That You Need to Know: Magic Giant. Made up of frontman Austin Bisnow, banjo player Zambricki Li, and guitarist/cellist Brian “Zang” Zaghi, the Los Angeles trio have caught the attention of numerous media outlets such […]

Drew Six and the Soul Plains Drifters electrifies Kansas City’s Voodoo Lounge

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Country rocker Drew Six took the Voodoo Lounge stage at Harrah’s North Kansas City by storm on Saturday. The Kansas City country rocker has gained a devoted fan base and opened for numerous recording artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Darius Rucker, the Eli Young Band, Luke Bryan, and Maroon 5.  […]

Cyndi Lauper takes a “Detour” to Kansas City

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Cyndi Lauper is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all-time! She is one of the few artists that has received an Emmy Award (for her guest appearance on NBC’s Mad About You), two Grammys, and a Tony Award (for Kinky Boots’ Best Original Score).  Several of Ms. Lauper’s hits, “Girls Just […]

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