The Dandy Warhols: 25th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]
May16

The Dandy Warhols: 25th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]

The Dandy Warhols w/ The Cosmonauts; 25th Anniversary Tour; First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN – Sunday, May 12, 2019 Before The Dandy Warhols took the stage at the historic First Avenue nightclub, it was obvious that the band viewed this 25th anniversary as a great excuse for a celebration. The first giveaway were the large balloon “2” and “5” at the back on the stage and again on each side, and the pile of white...

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Van Morrison: Chicago Tour [Concert Review]
Apr30

Van Morrison: Chicago Tour [Concert Review]

Van Morrison w/ The James Hunter Six; Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL – Thursday, April 25, 2019 The words “buyer beware” probably apply more to concert ticket prices these days, given that more often than not, it’s very hard for the average ticket buyer to get tickets for a show at the ticket’s printed price, and many of us end up purchasing through secondary outlets (read: scalpers). And for some artists with...

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Mott The Hopple ’74: US Tour [Concert Review]
Apr15

Mott The Hopple ’74: US Tour [Concert Review]

Mott The Hoople ’74 w/ Dream Syndicate; Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, OH – Saturday, April 6, 2019 If the sold out appearance of Mott The Hoople ’74 at the old Masonic theater in Cleveland proved anything on Saturday night, it was that Ian Hunter, the sunglass wearing ’79 year old at the heart of the band, is the ultimate embodiment of the words: “Rock and Roll Star,” which goes all the way back to a Mick Ralph’s song on the...

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones: Young Sick Camelia Tour [Concert Review]
Feb27

St. Paul & The Broken Bones: Young Sick Camelia Tour [Concert Review]

St. Paul & The Broken Bones; Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH – Thursday, February 22, 2019 Paul Janaway, lead vocalist and focus of attention in St. Paul & The Broken Bones, may have started his adult life as a preacher, but on Thursday night his only spoken message was quite brief: “alright, Cincinnati, it’s time to move your ass.” He made that comment as the fine rock n’ soul review that is his 7-piece backing band were...

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Richard Thompson – 13 Rivers Tour [Concert Review]
Dec11

Richard Thompson – 13 Rivers Tour [Concert Review]

Richard Thompson; Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY – Thursday, December 6, 2018 Thursday night’s performance by Richard Thompson and his trio would have been a revelation, if I hadn’t come in with such high expectations. But having seen Thompson back in the early 90’s when major label tour support was still a thing, and he was carrying a full band, often including his son Teddy and the not related but longtime friend Danny...

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An Evening with the Tedeschi Trucks Band [Concert Review]
Nov16

An Evening with the Tedeschi Trucks Band [Concert Review]

Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour; Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH – Friday, November 9, 2018 On Friday night the big band led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks took the stage at the Palace Theatre for two solid sets that would lead anyone with good ears and an awareness of the roots music of American experience to conclude they are one of the best and most versatile groups currently on the scene. And, it’s not an exaggeration to call this a...

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