Sheryl Crow: World Tour 2019 [Concert Review]
Jul15

Sheryl Crow: World Tour 2019 [Concert Review]

Sheryl Crow w/ Yola; World Tour 2019; Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH – Wednesday, July 10, 2019 When Sheryl Crow and her 6-piece band took the stage of the Fraze Pavilion on this hot and sweaty night in July, it was the ease and confidence of someone who had been here before. In fact, as she proclaimed early in her set, that it was 16 years to the day since she recorded her “C’mon America 2003” concert video in that same venue, plus...

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Todd Rundgren: The Individualist Tour [Concert Review]
Jun19

Todd Rundgren: The Individualist Tour [Concert Review]

Todd Rundgren; The Individualist Tour; The Taft Theater, Cincinnati, OH – Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Two decades into the 21st Century, Todd Rundgren, noted rocker, producer, and now author, may not be a household name, but for a faithful audience of fans he remains an artist worthy of our time, attention and hard-earned cash. In the online voting for last year’s nominees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rundgren came in third just...

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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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