Thursday, March 19 2015
Hearing the Pop Group in action in the present day makes you wish bands that are half the Pop Group’s age would try harder.
Monday, March 16 2015
On their latest tour Nickelback’s shtick rings hollower than usual -- and for this band, that’s saying something.
Friday, March 6 2015
The crowd is riveted to the intensity of the performance; some barely moving as they watch the stage, almost reverent in their witness. Sleater-Kinney has walked out onto the ledge with us and back. Again.
Monday, March 2 2015
ALO won’t likely be skipping San Diego again any time soon if the crowd reaction on this night was any indication.
Tuesday, February 17 2015
What better way to spend Valentine’s Night than in the company of the amazing Barb Jungr, singing songs of love and loss?
Wednesday, February 11 2015
Old World meets New World once again at the final Transatlantic Sessions show of 2015: an evening to give the so-called “Special Relationship” a good name, after all.
Friday, February 6 2015
There was a bit of cognitive dissonance in the air with the concept of Denson being 58 years old, because onlookers would be hard pressed to make such a guess.
Thursday, February 5 2015
Diana Ross inaugurated the historic reopening of Kings Theatre in Brooklyn with a dazzling lesson in longevity.
Tuesday, January 27 2015
Headlining the first of six sold-out shows at New York's Jazz Standard, Lisa Fischer stirred the soul in a spellbinding 60-minute set.
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.