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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MC50 “Kick Out The Jams” The 50th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]
Oct30

MC50 “Kick Out The Jams” The 50th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]

MC50 “Kick Out The Jams” The 50th Anniversary Tour w/ The Detroit Cobras & Lift The Medium; Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH – Thursday, October 25, 2018 Thursday night’s MC50 concert was a chance for some to revisit history, as the band’s original guitarist, Wayne Kramer, returned with an all-star supporting cast to relive the music of MC5, fifty years after the fact. For some of us, who were too young to catch the Detroit...

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The Decemberists “Your Girl/Your Ghost” World Tour 2018 [Concert Review]
Sep24

The Decemberists “Your Girl/Your Ghost” World Tour 2018 [Concert Review]

The Decemberists “Your Girl/Your Ghost” World Tour w/ Kacy & Clayton; Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH – Thursday, September 20, 2018 Thursday night’s concert by The Decemberists was one whole day late for “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” but, while no one said anything close to an “Arrgh, Matey,” fans of the Portland, Ore., band that packed the intimate confines of the Taft were obviously up for an old world sea shanty, folk...

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Counting Crows: “25 Years And Counting” Tour 2018 [Concert Review]
Sep06

Counting Crows: “25 Years And Counting” Tour 2018 [Concert Review]

Counting Crows w/ Special Guest Live: “25 Years And Counting” Tour 2018; Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH – Saturday, September 1, 2018 It was a hot, muggy night on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend when the Counting Crows brought their 25th anniversary tour to the Ohio River valley. Earlier in the day we’d seen lightning against dark skies, there was a full rainbow arc in the sky as we crossed the bridge in Cincinnati to get to...

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David Byrne: “American Utopia” Tour 2018 [Concert Review]
Aug20

David Byrne: “American Utopia” Tour 2018 [Concert Review]

David Byrne w/ Special Guest Benjamin Clemetine: “American Utopia” Tour 2018; Rose Music Center, Dayton, OH – Saturday, August 11, 2018 The English language is not particularly helpful when one sets out to describe the music and artistry of David Byrne, words like unique and quirky tend to carry a pejorative connotation, while intended as an expression of positive attributes. Perhaps, unconventional and artful better serve the...

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Radiohead “A Moon Shaped Pool” Tour 2018 [Concert Review]
Jul27

Radiohead “A Moon Shaped Pool” Tour 2018 [Concert Review]

Radiohead w/ Special Guest Junun: “A Moon Shaped Pool” Tour 2018; US Bank Arena; Cincinnati, OH – Wednesday, July 27, 2018 British band Radiohead’s mercurial leader and frontman, Thom Yorke may have had a love/hate relationship with the mechanisms and expectations that come with an arena rock tour across America, but at Wednesday night’s concert performance he appeared to be more at ease with his fans, and more willing to delve into...

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