Elvis Costello & The Imposters: “Just Trust” Tour [Concert Review]
Nov25

Elvis Costello & The Imposters: “Just Trust” Tour [Concert Review]

Elvis Costello & The Imposters: “Just Trust” Tour; Taft Theatre; Cincinnati, OH – Tuesday, November 19, 2019 It’s strangely comforting that the once famously “angry young man,” Elvis Costello can still surprise and challenge an audience at the age of 65, 42 years after his debut album. The very artist who got banned from “Saturday Night Live” for playing the forbidden song, “Radio Radio,” with the prophetic lyric “I want to...

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Wilco: Ode To Joy Tour [Concert Review]
Nov13

Wilco: Ode To Joy Tour [Concert Review]

Wilco Ode to Joy Tour w/ Special Guest Deep Sea Diver; Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH – Saturday, November 9, 2019 “Cincinnati, I’ve got to say, you are really bringing it,” stated Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy about 2/3rds of the way through their performance at the Taft Theatre on Saturday night. Tweedy is not one of those performers who feels the need to pump up the crowd each night, assuring them that they are “the best crowd we’ve...

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The Black Keys w/ Modest Mouse: Let’s Rock Tour 2019 [Concert Review]
Oct08

The Black Keys w/ Modest Mouse: Let’s Rock Tour 2019 [Concert Review]

The Black Keys w/ Modest Mouse; Let’s Rock Tour 2019; Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH – Wednesday, October 2, 2019 There are some bands who put so much distance between their latter day success and their modest early beginnings that its nearly impossible to imagine them learning their musical chops in a garage band from some small town because fame and success force you to see them only as what they’ve become. All you can see is...

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Live 2019 [Concert Review]
Aug12

Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Live 2019 [Concert Review]

Jeff Lynne’s ELO w/ Dhani Harrison; ELO Live Tour 2019; Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH – Tuesday, July 30, 2019 When Jeff Lynne played ten shows in the U.S. in August of 2018, his first concerts with the Electric Light Orchestra in 35 years, and then announced 20 more dates for this summer it felt like this was going to be the “don’t miss” event of 2019, and I’m glad I went with the feeling. When the tour stopped in Columbus last...

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Beck & Cage The Elephant w/ Spoon: The Night Running Tour 2019 [Concert Review]
Aug09

Beck & Cage The Elephant w/ Spoon: The Night Running Tour 2019 [Concert Review]

Beck & Cage The Elephant w/ Spoon & Wild Belle; The Night Running Tour 2019; Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH – Friday, August 2, 2019 Anybody who saw Beck appear in the “Echo In the Canyon” movie, a film celebrating the music from the LA area in the late 60’s and early 70’s, performing the song “Goin’ Back” (a Carole King song made popular by Dusty Springfield and also recorded by the Byrds) with Jakob Dylan, might...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Wheels Of Soul Tour 2019 [Concert Review]
Jul26

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Wheels Of Soul Tour 2019 [Concert Review]

Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Shovels & Rope and Blackberry Smoke; Wheels of Soul Tour 2019; Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, OH – Saturday, July 20, 2019 There are some pieces of music that are so iconic, so memorable, so potent and influential, that it only takes a few seconds of sound to transport you to another place and time. Often you recognize the song and artist in its opening measures, whether it’s a single guitar riff or a...

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