With Off to the Races, Jukebox the Ghost take first place in my heart. Check out photos from their biggest headlining show to date.
How an appreciation for adventurous rock music — and a couple of close encounters — made one week in May a double shot of euphoria when two class acts lowered the boom in the rarefied air around the Mile High City.
Ahead of the release of their self-titled debut, the brazen Thunderpussy performed two New York City shows and did a media blitz.
On the road again behind 2017's vibrant Songs of Experience album, U2 still aren't shy about using rock 'n' roll music as an outlet to sing out against injustice.
Hometown duo Sofi Tukker held sway over a wild audience in New York City as their Treehouse World tour gets underway.
Ghost Light isn't just another jam band, because the alt-rock vibe in some of the songwriting and Raina Mullen's powerful vocals add an extra dimension that gives Ghost Light a unique sonic flavor.
Two genre-bending duos with a western folkabilly flavor and a firm commitment bring their kindred spirits to Denver for a couple of shows that would make a mother (and father) proud.
Stone Temple Pilots and their dynamic new singer rock a packed Fillmore Auditorium to help get their 2018 tour rolling.
While there are times when Spafford may recall some of the now classic jam bands that propelled the movement in the late '90s, the band has developed a propensity for using these influences as stepping stones to reach new sonic dimensions.
The second of two special shows for Pop 2 was held at Elsewhere in Brooklyn and saw Charli XCX provide a unique frame on pop.
Buzzy pop rock group the Aces make their San Francisco debut on one of its most coveted stages while down the road, indie folk mavens Darlingside go back to the venue that informed their latest LP.
Phish bassist Mike Gordon delivers crowd-pleasing jam-filled show as his touring quintet shows off their growing chemistry.
What happens when two accomplished singer-songwriters with deep roots cred take different paths during their 2018 road trips that include hot (and cold) stops in Colorado?
Queens of the Stone Age keeps the pedal to the metal with a high-energy set interrupted only by occasional interludes where Josh Homme muses with tidbits of hard-earned rock wisdom for a perilous world that's reached two minutes to midnight.
Maggie Rogers and St. Vincent, along with Doveman on piano, each performed a set at the Mastercard House.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood takes fans on a festive three-night ride to conclude their 2017 fall tour in triumphant fashion at rock's most sacred venue.
Glam rock trio Uni gained a cult following across NYC with several live shows and are releasing "Mushroom Cloud" at the tail end of 2017.
Dynamic guitar duo of John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring wows San Francisco's Warfield Theater with a triumphant Mahavishnu Orchestra performance.
Blues-rock heroes Tedeschi Trucks Band make a triumphant return to the scene where they recorded a live album last year.
With the aid of Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Michael Stipe and more, Pathway to Paris raised awareness of climate change and their "1,000 Cities" initiative at Carnegie Hall.
Trey Anastasio sings the new "Everything's Right" with the ladies harmonizing behind him to generate both an uplifting anthem of personal empowerment and a melodic jam vehicle that brings the entire audience into a collective groove of spirit family unity.
Blending a dazzling array of musical influences and directions for more than two decades now, Thievery Corporation have come to represent one of the 21st century's boldest bands in both genre-blending style and lyrical impact.
Dinosaur Jr. delivers a classic Gen-X sound that resonates through the ages, and there are few other artists in modern music that can rival this kind of alt-rock power.
There just aren't that many bands with a sound worthy of being compared to the classic alt-rock/grunge era of the early '90s, so the Silversun Pickups remain one of the 21st century's finest purveyors of the art form just as when they hit the national scene a decade ago.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz brought her A-game to her Tucson debut alongside Brooklyn up-and-comers, the Brother Brothers.
Guitarist Warren Haynes always brings a fiery rock 'n' roll show to town, but he's also carved out a well-earned reputation for delivering music that taps into the current cultural zeitgeist.