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Williams might not be the frontperson to pull out a set by pure willpower, but she has been doing it long enough to know how to construct a set and she constructed this one so cleverly it freed her all the way. At the Beacon Theatre Williams performed a very good two hours of Americana
While Gregg and Warren shared the lead on “Blind Willie McTell”, and Warren was spectacular on “Dreams” . Oteil was a signal post on a band with three drummers and if Derek has had better nights, whenever the two guitarists went after it it was lights out. But it was really Greg’s night
That means it will be a complete bitch to get one if you don’t have one and I don’t have one because I already saw the band without Gregg. And while I absolutely don’t regret having seen em now I’m obsessing about seeing the band with Gregg for the last last last stand!!
When is an Allman Brothers performance not an Allman Brothers performance? When the last remaining original Allman Brother calls in sick and for one night only it to the Haynes-Trucks Band.
Ross is not a hip hop leader, he is a male Nicki Minaj, a guy who works better on the edges where his performance can add shading and depth and get out before you realize how average his flow is
It’s not that Fiona Apple and Blake Mills can’t make this lo-fi ish meeting of minds work, they can and do. It’s that they can’t do it often enough.
40 years of music — from the 70s to present. How these voices and faces don’t change is beyond me. These guys were performing before I was even born, which makes sense why I might have been one of the youngest in the audience.
There has never been a pop group close to Pet Shop Boys, they were superior to Duran Duran, Human League and Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark combined But on stage? What can you do with a synth duo on stage? They are like Penn and Teller without the magic.
Cooper is a major rocker with a minor catalog
Lauper’s performance fell apart on Wednesday evening… But it began very, very well
Petty isn’t married to the obscurities all new songs concept though it helps him bring a freshness to the hits. The first two songs of the night haven’t changed all tour and the last song has remained constant
The set didn’t work, the band wasn’t what I wanted to hear, and Krall, the coal miners daughter indeed from the rural small towns of British Columbia, is all blonde and rock star, but I will forgive a lot from a musician who tells me she enjoyed playing with me and sends me home with a lullaby
It gets draggy fast, and she didn’t bother with my fave, “Ask”, but it isn’t the disastrous pokiness of her albums and she did herself no harm. And there is the voice, a beautiful instrument and a devastating calm in a sea of emotional visions.
On a tour that Alyson Camus called ” the sort of rare performance that gives you chills along the spine for close to 2 hours” when she reviewed it in L.A. earlier this year, Nick was an agitated rock and roller who failed to signify.
When they write the book on greatest Allman Brothers sets Friday night might be nowhere to be found. But it is like going on a magical date with a girl, so perfect, so easy going, so much fun, that you take it for granted.
On Sunday, the band highlighted two albums, Headquarter and the Head soundtrack. In 2011 we were watching a celebration and in 2012 we were watching a statement. Let me try that again: if 2011 was anthropology, 2012 was sociology.
Still, Saturday was more than just a nostalgia trip and ever since Crosby got straight they’ve emerged from the drugs and the money. This wasn’t CSNY 2000 -but it wasn’t bad.
The material was often on the weak side, and the rock songs were often on this side of plagiarized (was that “Fortunate Son”?) but Halliday’s absolute conviction on every song was unquestionable.
It is as if he was translating his thoughts into music, skipping through soul music and switching, changing, impressing and deprecating in a moment, in a second. When he lost the thread the band sounded like somebody that had lost its train of thought, and when he felt the moment, sometimes only for a couple of words while the band vamped all the scattered threads were tied together.
He plays half songs readied for the tour, and half songs on the spur of the moment based upon audience requests, but despite the depth of his catalog, he doesn’t go that deeply in. Two thirds romantic, one third political dystopian, all so melodic and gracefully written, they can feel extremely diffident to a rock fan
Back when the Beach Boys 50h Anniversary tour was just a rumor, Brian Wilson said that now his brothers Dennis and Carl were dead, he had no interest in playing with the rest of the band. But the money was so big he’d probably have no choice. Well, here is the Brian had no choice tour.
Helen Bach watched Rev. Green preach once in Memphis. here is her review: “My friend chipped her tooth”. Yup, that’s all she’s got.
His solo show featured an eclectic range of music from an unplugged two man acoustic performance at the beginning to his full band and the accompanying Dessoff Choir during the second half of the show
If you’re too tired for Weird Al you’re too tired for life”.
still monkeeing around
It was really an Attractions set
I hope he was this good yesterday
no special effects, just patter about drunkenness and mothers
“It’s always slightly unnerving and exhilarating to play in your exact neighborhood”,