Authors Posts by Jimm O'Donnell

Jimm O'Donnell

I get around New England and Eastern New York to see a lot of live music, and I write about it. I’ll relate my observations, thoughts, and feelings, speaking from my own experience only; but I don’t ‘review’ performances. I’m a lover, not a critic- of music that is. These musings are expressed purely from my own viewpoint for enjoyment (mine and yours). Other ramblings may creep in here and there as I share these “memoiryviews” as I like to call them. Maybe I take myself a bit too seriously (some may say), but I really am having fun- and it took me a long time to come to this point….

Hayley Jane & The Primates

Hayley Jane and the Primates

Atwood's Tavern, Cambridge

July 17 2014 by Jimm O'D


I have seen HJP a couple or few dozen times now, and of course I'm always struck by the charm that comes with this package. Upon first meeting, a year and a half or so ago, I was moved to comment on this- Hayley's inner being shines through in her manner and presentation, and it comes across authentically.

Phish Great Woods July 1 2014

Phish at XFinity Center

July 1 2014

Mansfield, MA


Phish Great Woods July 1 2014 by James O'Donnell Concert fan Jimm O'D went to his first Phish show on July 1 in Mansfield MA at the XFinity Center. Though he had never seen the band live before, he was familiar with the music, and a tad skeptical. His experience did nothing to changes his views on the band much, and unlike most reviews, this one is from a perspective from someone who is not already enamored with the band. Proceed with caution Phans!