Concert Reviews

Metallica Sets The Bar For Stadium Rock at Gillette Stadium (SHOW REVIEW)

Sometimes the name says it all. And, with their moniker, Metallica has, more or less, set the bar to be the most metal band on the scene, going as far back as their genesis in ...

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X Hits One Eyed Jacks In New Orleans On 40th Anniversary Tour (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

“Tonight was just like the old days. It was great,” Exene Cervenka told me after X’s show in New Orleans on May 18th at One-Eyed Jacks, as she wiped sweat from her face, still glowing ...

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Soul Legend Don Bryant Stages Triumphant NYC Performance (SHOW REVIEW)

Music nerds and vinyl junkies from the greater NYC area convened in Brooklyn this past Tuesday for another installment of DJ Jonathan Toubin’s NY Night Train events and a rare East Coast appearance from OG ...

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Daniel Romano Emerges As Stealth Songwriter on ‘Modern Pressure’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Its title to the contrary, Canadian singer/songwriter Daniel Romano’s new album seems remarkably free of the pressure that might burden most artists hoping to get on the radar these days. With his seventh album to ...

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Lettuce and Friends Bring The Funk To Red Rocks (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Set against the backdrop of the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater as a surreal burning red moon ascended through the twilight, the still calm evening shattered to Lettuce’s Adam Deitch’s bass drum pounding through your chest. ...

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Dark Star Orchestra Play Bickershaw ’72 After 19 Other Songs at Westbury (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

There’s a lot going on in the Deadhead universe right now. Last month, The Grateful Dead Movie celebrated its 40th anniversary with a one-night return to cinemas. Last week, the Get Shown The Light boxed ...

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Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal & Russian Circles Give Boston an Earful (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The tsunami of sound that is Mastodon, swept through Landsdown Street and the House of Blues on May 8th and left a wake of musical destruction behind as they tore through an unrelenting and monstrous ...

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North Mississippi Allstars & Alvin Youngblood Set a Hot Riff Tone at Bowery Ballroom (SHOW REVIEW)

Just last week Luther Dickinson was bouncing around New Orleans, playing a variety of sets to coincide with that city’s Jazzfest, but now, with a new album on the horizon, he has teamed back up ...

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Jamey Johnson, Margo Price and Brent Cobb Give Portland a Heaping Portion of Outlaw Country (SHOW REVIEW)

Walking into the Crystal Ballroom on Monday, May 8th – a venue situated right in the middle of the liberal bastion that is Portland – felt like stepping into Trump country. In Portland the crowd ...

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Dawes, Trombone Shorty, Buddy Guy Highlight New Orleans Jazz Fest Sunday (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

On Sunday, Jazz Fest closed the book on it’s 48th year of music, food and fun. And what a good book it was. No other festival can boast music with so many flavors happening all ...

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