Weezer & Pixies Summer Tour [Concert Review]
Jul10

Weezer & Pixies Summer Tour [Concert Review]

Weezer & Pixies w/ Special Guest The Wombats: North American Summer Tour 2018; Riverbend Music Center; Cincinnati, OH – Friday, July 6, 2018 As if giving alternative rock fans a gift, temperatures dropped overnight Thursday, so that after a blistering 4th of July holiday in the mid-90’s, Friday night’s weather was perfect for a night of live music at Riverbend. Add to that the wise pairing of the iconic indie rock band, the...

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U2: eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour [Concert Review]
May29

U2: eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour [Concert Review]

U2: “eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour”; United Center; Chicago, IL – Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Much like our political affiliations in these profoundly partisan days, we often wear our musical preferences as a flag about our own preferences and values. When I wear my tour t-shirts, whether it’s Wilco, Steve Earle, or Lollapalooza ’92, it’s often a statement of what I’m into, what I care about, and what I think it is cool, what matters....

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Kansas: “Leftoverture” 40th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]
Apr02

Kansas: “Leftoverture” 40th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]

Kansas: “Leftoverture” 40th Anniversary Tour; Victoria Theater; Dayton, OH – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 So, over the years, my appreciation and interest in the band Kansas has diminished my standing on the “Cool” quotient data board, that’s a given which I’ve managed to live with for decades. RollingStone magazine once declared that Kansas made music for KISS fans that had reached puberty. No disrespect to KISS or their fans, but...

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The Breeders: “Secret Show” [Concert Review]
Mar28

The Breeders: “Secret Show” [Concert Review]

The Breeders: “Secret Show”, The Yellow Cab Tavern, Dayton, Ohio – Friday, March 2, 2018 I really like to think that I pay attention, especially when it comes to music. But, it seems that this one slipped under my nose. I consider myself lucky because if it weren’t for a certain friend my wife and I wouldn’t have been able to see Dayton sweethearts The Breeders. While the show was a couple of weeks ago, the...

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Wrong Creatures Tour 2018 [Concert Review]
Feb14

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Wrong Creatures Tour 2018 [Concert Review]

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Wrong Creatures Tour, Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio – Friday, February 9, 2018 The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, with it’s gloriously long moniker, arrived in middle America in support of their 8th album, Wrong Creatures (see album review HERE) on Friday night, playing the Columbus club closest to the Ohio State campus on High St. to a pretty full house made up of curious college students and a...

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Foo Fighters: Concrete & Gold Tour 2017 [Concert Review]
Oct24

Foo Fighters: Concrete & Gold Tour 2017 [Concert Review]

Foo Fighters: Concrete & Gold Tour, US Band Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio – October 20, 2017 Dave Grohl is an everyperson’s rock star, he’s the rock star you think you would want to have a beer with, hell, he’s the rock star that would buy you a beer, and you’d gladly buy a round yourself. There’s no doubt that the appeal of Grohl’s band of 22 years, The Foo Fighters, starts there, and is no doubt complemented greatly by the fact that...

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