Phish has finally revealed a batch of summer tour dates.
David Schultz feels Sinead O’Connor has rediscovered her inner voice.
As much of a pleasure as it is to be able to witness such brilliance in a warm intimate setting, any of the attendees (whose number never topped 50) might wish it was pure choice, as a respite from larger venues and bigger crowds, rather than necessity on the part of the artists: a hat was passed in lieu of admission charge. Be that as it may, the purity of the music was right in tune with the air of the clear starry night outside, an unofficial soundtrack for the winter season if there ever was one.
These Days, while still carrying the mainstream heart of JBJ, is a different animal. The band’s first album following a less then amicable breakup with original bassist, Alex Jon Such, the disenchantment runs deep. The band was grieving the loss on one of their oldest friends and sounded willing to express this despair musically. No longer burdened with the expectations of being the planet’s biggest band, Bon Jovi made their best album.