Concert Reviews

2018 Jazz Fest Day 2: Common, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Batiste, Fats Domino References Lead Big Ticket Saturday

“This is Jazz Fest – it doesn’t get much better than this!” So were the words of a music fan as she made her way towards the main Acura Stage, where artists such as Rod ...

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2018 Jazz Fest Day One: Sturgill Simpson, Lukas Nelson, Sting, Samantha Fish Kick Things Off Right

Listen up, Jazz Fest Day 2, you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you – because Day 1 is going to be hard to beat. For an opening day, the weather was picture perfect ...

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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real Bring Out All The Stops For Two Night Great American Music Hall Run (SHOW REVIEW)

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real just completed what seems like the unthinkable from their perspective.  They took two weeks off.  The band has logged enough miles to match most artist’s entire year thus ...

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Gov’t Mule Gets Its Biggest Roars For Its Blues Renditions at NYCB Theatre at Westbury (SHOW REVIEW)

The Mule never disappoints. The first set of the April 25th show at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury seemed like it might be a mellow one. Sure, Warren Haynes showed his usual guitar brilliance on ...

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Turnstile, Touche Amore, and Culture Abuse Make For Solid Trio of Hardcore Fun in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Hardcore lineups in 2018 don’t come much more stacked than the one that hit Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, April 24 at Barracuda. The buzz surrounding headliners Turnstile has been palpable, gracing magazine covers and receiving ...

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Loma Demonstrate Musical Chemistry Through Slowcore Soundscapes in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Austin has no shortage of musical acts, so it’s little surprise that many decide to collaborate on side projects. Such is the case with Loma, a team up between Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg and the duo ...

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Tyler Childers & Lillie Mae Greeted By Eager Audience at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

To say the music of Tyler Childers has found its audience would be an understatement. Last Thursday night, the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon was shoulder-to-shoulder with revelers eagerly anticipating the appearance of their red-haired ...

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Screaming Females Deliver Quick and Powerful Set in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

New Jersey punk rockers Screaming Females hit Barracuda in Austin on Saturday, April 21 with a straight punch in the mouth on Saturday night. Don’t worry. It felt great. The gritty power trio has cut ...

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Snow Patrol Makes Triumphant Return To The U.S. With Hit Packed Irving Plaza Show (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Snow Patrol made their triumphant return to the United States with an intimate performance at Irving Plaza on April 18th, the band’s first appearance in the US in six years. The group’s highly anticipated new ...

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King Tuff Rebrands Hook Driven Garage Rock With ‘The Other’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Now five albums into a career that basically defines the term ‘cult following’, Kyle Thomas’ King Tuff character has become a legend in its own right. Adored by college radio and underground scene purists; his ...

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