38 Special at Hudson Gardens (photos, review)

The Hudson Gardens Summer Concert Series continued Sunday with 38 Special rocking Father’s Day and ushering in the Summer Solstice. The band, founded in 1975, conjured up the ghosts of summers past with tracks like "Caught Up in You," "Back Where You Belong” and "Like No Other Night." Despite temperatures in the 90s, the Florida rockers got the crowd on the grassy venue on their feat and bouncing around beach balls.

Elijah Blake, “Shadows and Diamonds” review

Modern R&B tends to strut the line between the ultimate cheesy experience (Ne-Yo) and the drug-addled creep (The Weeknd). Elijah Blake, a songwriter who cut his teeth writing tracks for mega stars like Rihanna (“No Love Allowed”) and Rick Ross (“Presidential”) lives in this position of purgatory on his debut, “Shadows and Diamonds.” He follows the typical formula of heartbreak, piano-laden melodies and concepts about being cheated on and doing crazy things to his lover in return.