Archive for the 'Live Shows' Category

Lucinda Williams Does Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

There are two music businesses. The one you see in the media and the one that flies under the radar. You know everything about what Is happening with today’s stars, shenanigans are part of the sale, with it so hard to reach anybody these days, they appear everywhere, just so you’ll know their name, even […]

The Who At The Hollywood Bowl

This is our classical music. This was Pete’s show. Not that Roger was not great, not that the vocals were superfluous, it’s just that Pete SHINED! You know Pete, complaining about his tinnitus, saying he’s got to play behind plexiglass, has to strum an acoustic…THAT’S HISTORY! The show began with Liam Gallagher, in a poncho […]

Toto-Africa Live at The Met in Philly (10-20-19)

Toto-Africa Live at The Met in Philly (10-20-19) This is why you go to the show. For the joy of the performance, for the joy of being there as music enters your soul and transfixes and transforms you. If you talk to Steve Lukather, and I do, you believe Toto is the most hated band […]

Brandi Carlile Does Joni Mitchell’s Blue

It was a religious experience. The only song I clapped for was “California,” otherwise I sat there transfixed, driven deep into my own soul. How often do you go to a show and know every word, literally? Joni Mitchell was a known quantity because of “Both Sides Now” and “The Circle Game.” Actually, Joni’s songs […]