Monday, January 5 2015
Utrecht's experimental music festival takes over the college town for a weekend in November.
Friday, December 26 2014
The mainstream appeal of Daniel Lanois' Anti-Thesis show may not have been huge, but the creativity level of the performances ranks among the highest of all shows in 2014.
Thursday, December 18 2014
As always, Jacky Terrasson's trio of shows in New York City's Smoke Jazz and Supper Club highlight his catch-all creativity and energy as a performer.
Wednesday, December 17 2014
With their full performance of The Holy Bible, the Manic Street Preachers take the most sunless of records and place it under a spotlight.
Thursday, December 4 2014
Chrissie Hynde’s stout-hearted, superb Kansas City show made a Sunday feel like a wild Saturday night. It’s no mystery as to why Chrissie Hynde still has skin in this rock and roll game.
Tuesday, December 2 2014
Despite ill health almost curtailing this series of shows, Marianne Faithfull proved to be in funny, fierce, formidable and fascinating form at her Royal Festival Hall concert in London, the only UK stop on her 50th Anniversary World Tour.
The audience hears wonderfully evocative global music between Idan Raichel and Vieux Farka Touré as they collaborate unrehearsed on stage.
Friday, November 21 2014
Houndmouth and the Drive-By Truckers brought a healthy dose of rock to a Halloween-captivated Athens, Georgia audience.
Thursday, November 20 2014
Unlike Sundance Channel or IFC, Turner Classic Movies' original manifesto remains as solid as Gibraltar.
Tuesday, November 18 2014
Hozier's back to back, sold-out nights at Irving Plaza, proved to the audience that the Irish singer-songwriter's recent buzz, post-SNL, is well deserved.
Friday, November 14 2014
On a rainy New York night, Obie Award winner Eisa Davis transformed Joe's Pub into the garden of Eisa.
Wednesday, November 12 2014
After 16 long years, the Fleetwood Mac lineup is complete with Christine McVie and touring again. The legendary band's show in Hartford proved the reunion to be a happy one.
Tuesday, November 11 2014
Perry Farrell's antics during the Jane's Addiction CBGB Festival set were probably more wild than one would expect in tourist friendly Times Square.
Monday, November 10 2014
Age has slowed her a bit, but at 75, the gospel great delivers
Tuesday, October 28 2014
For one historic night, a dream cast of legendary disco divas proved why they still got the beat.
Thursday, October 23 2014
Did I know the No Hay Banda Trio before I stepped into Rich Mix in sadly up-and-coming Shoreditch? Yes. Was I at all aware that Clare Savage and Bellatrix were hiding a monstrous talent in their minute figures? I do now.
Thursday, October 16 2014
Phil Elverum brought minimalist arrangements of songs from upcoming Mount Eerie release Sauna to NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, along with plenty of mystery and endearing stage banter.
Wednesday, October 15 2014
The revamped Pixies prove there's plenty of fuel left in the tank yet.
Tim & Eric, with Dr. Steve Brule in tow, shared their brand of entrancingly preposterous, thoroughly sweet comedy during an extended set in Boston's Back Bay.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
Pearl Jam's shows are more and more memorable for hardcore fans but they still remain approachable for everyone as they pulled from their earliest releases in St. Louis.