News and Reviews

CD REVIEW: "...pop-rock brilliance... thriving on lyrical and sonic controversy." 

AUGUST 20, 2020, Let It Rock by Dmitry M. Epstein
"Acidic New Yorker strikes a chord with zeitgeist yet falls short of reaching gestalt." Despite releasing immediately likeable albums for a decade now – and even scoring a rock musical, “Bulldozer” – Peter Galperin did not appear on the public radar on the scale his talent deserves. Maybe it’s because this artist’s oeuvre has dealt for the most part with affairs of the heart rather than the spirit of times he hinted at at the beginning of it all. Still, given the current state of other affairs, Galperin couldn’t stand aside anymore, so “Tomorrow Seems Like Yesterday” tunes into what’s going on outside and inside of a thinking American at the moment and taps into one’s psyche with tasty insistence. Read the full review...

CD REVIEW - "Upbeat... and addictive..." 

AUGUST 19, 2020, JP's Music Blog
New York City-based singer/songwriter Peter Galperin recently released his new studio album titled "Tomorrow Seems Like Yesterday." In between studio albums, Peter composed and produced the soundtrack to his off-Broadway show "Bulldozer," but returns with a set of seven new tracks. This new album kicks off with the upbeat, sing-along melody of "Nature Of Your Kind" and the addictive pop/rock delivery of "Never Too Young." Peter's songwriting is stellar on the acoustic folk strumming of "Don't Need To Know," before finishing his new album with the positive vibe of the steady rocker "Won't Let Go."

CD REVIEW - "...2020 America under the looking glass... disturbing... yet entertaining." 

JUNE 1, 2020,, by Robert Steven Silverstein
Never one to turn away from a valiant fight, NYC-based maestro Peter Galperin turns to face the strange on his 2020 Tomorrow Seems Like Yesterday. Singing his catchy melodies and laced narratives more like a manifesto than a pure pop outing, Peter takes on the pathos of the Trump era head-on with his new single and album leadoff track, "Nature Of Your Kind", a sing-along song that is both disconcerting and hummable. Released on the 20th anniversary of the maddening election of 2000, and now, basking in the dizzying 20/20 hindsight of this 20th year of the 2000's, the seven tracks on Tomorrow Seems Like Yesterday serves as a mirror reflection of what we are all going through – culminating as the relentless 2020 pandemic ravages America... Read the full review...

Best Live Theater to Stream on May 25 and 26 

MAY 25, 2020, TIME-IN NEW YORK, by Adam Feldman
Peter Galperin: Concert in Quarantine  Tuesday 8pm EDT / 1am BST 
Musical-theater composer Peter Galperin performs a live concert that includes material from two New York City–themed shows: Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses, which was produced Off Broadway in 2017, and the work-in-progress The Last of The Mannahattas: A Musical Tale of the 22nd Century. Donations to the National Jewish Health COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund are encouraged.

Creator of Robert Moses musical trashes Trump in new song 

APRIL14, 2020, THE VILLAGE SUN, by Lincoln Anderson – We first got to know songwriter artist Peter Galperin a few years ago when we interviewed him about his then-new Off-Broadway rock musical on the Village’s all-time villain, “Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses.” Now Galperin, who lives Uptown, is back with a CD about another nemesis, “Tomorrow Seems Like Yesterday.” Here’s the first cut off of it, the Trump-skewering song “Nature of Your Kind.” The animated video — which “colorizes” real footage — features great visuals, including acrobatic Red Army dancers. The full CD will be released in May. Read the full article...

The 2020 Self-Isolation Tour! 

MARCH 25, 2020 – Hey self-isolators, please join me on Facebook for a series of livestream performances starting on Thursday, March 26 from 8-9pm (Eastern). No special equipment is required on your part, just a Facebook account on your phone/computer (if the show doesn't come up in your newsfeed, just search for Peter Galperin), plus the craft beers of your choice, and you are ready to rock!

New musical about climate change in the works! 

JANUARY 21, 2020 – My new musical-in-progress about climate change and global warming had it's first table reading at Open Jar Studios in Times Square, with book writer Gregg Ostrin, theatrical manager/producer Aaron Grant, and a roomful of incredible talent, including Drew Lachey (98 Degrees) and Roscoe Orman (Sesame Street).

Pacific Northwest Tour 2019 

SEPT. 1, 2019 - Great locations, cool venues, outstanding wine! Some highlights from my PNW Tour this summer included wonderful shows in Lake Chelan at The Vogue Lounge, Tsillan Cellars, and Benson Vineyards, plus fun gigs in Seattle at the Easy Monkey Taphouse and Tim's Tavern. I want to thank the musicians (BJ Wakkuri, Bruce Pritchard, Larry Johnson, and Brian Butler) and friends (you know who you are!) who joined me on stage (and on the dance floor) for making these shows so much fun for everybody. It was great to see so many familiar PNW faces and meet a bunch of new ones, and I look forward to seeing all of you again next summer!

2019 Pacific Northwest Mini-Tour Announced! 

JULY 26 - AUGUST 11, 2019 - I've been visiting my hometown on these mini-tours on and off for the past 10 years, and this summer's Pacific Northwest tour is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. Starting off with a series of performances in Lake Chelan's wine country (July 26-Vogue Lounge, July 27-Succession Wines, July 28-Benson Vineyards, July 29-Tsillan Cellars), two shows in Seattle at the Easy Monkey Taphouse (July 31 & Aug. 2), a house concert (Aug. 4) in Sandpoint, Idaho on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, and then back in Seattle for one last show at Tim's Tavern on August 11. I'll be joined on most of the dates by BJ Wakkuri on percussion, and we might even pick up a few surprise musical guests along the way. I expect to see a lot of familiar faces, so this should be lots of fun for everyone. Plan your summer vacation accordingly! Visit the "events" page for venue addresses and exact showtimes.