Archive for the 'Live Shows' Category


Happy Together Tour

There wasn’t one song everybody didn’t know. That’s the difference between yesterday and today, the ubiquity of the hits. If you were alive, you heard them, they penetrated not only the airwaves, but society, and these acts had a bunch of them. The surprise was the Cowsills. They were so tight, the harmonies so perfect, […]

Harry Styles At The Forum

It’s the girls who know how to have a good time. Boys think they control the show. That they are the inheritors of the scene. That they’re what makes it all go forward. But women are the grease, without them the engine doesn’t turn, and the engine was humming last night! So it’s a secret. […]

Arroyo Seco Weekend-Day One

Hurray For The Riff Raff was a revelation. Jack White was an inspiration. Jeff Goldblum was a surprise. And Gomez was having so much fun you felt like you wanted to join a band. It’s summer in Southern California. But despite being the longest days of the year, it gets cold at night. For the […]

Gang of Youths at the Moroccan Lounge

I didn’t get it at first. Geiger says the streaming charts don’t reflect the culture, Greta Van Fleet has sold over 250,000 tickets worldwide, but their Spotify numbers are anemic, by modern standards anyway. Danny Buch, a record guy, talks about the numbers done at live alternative shows, indicating demand, which does not show up […]