Live Shows

Want to know about the shows by legacy and new classic artists currently or recently on tour as well as what went down at festivals and annual or onetime special musical events? Our reviewers report on what they heard and saw.

The Revolution After Prince: Concert Review

They couldn’t replace what was missing, but the show offered an appealing chance to hear that catalog again in a live setting

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The Who Live at San Francisco’s Outside Lands

A few things have changed since Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey played Monterey Pop and the Fillmore, but they proved that they’ve still got it.

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Roger Waters Reminds Fans Who ‘Us’ + ‘Them’ Are

Audiences for his “Us + Them” North American tour–and we suspect they will be left-leaning–are in for a treat. Waters chose many Floyd favorites; watch some video highlights

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Anniversary: Review

Celebrating 40 years, the band performed a career-spanning, polished set highlighting their remarkable musicianship. Watch several clips from their June 16 2017 show

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Jeff Beck Live: Around the World in 80 Licks

The Hollywood Bowl crowd was treated to a jaw-dropping display of deep blues, hot licks and dive-bombing Stratocaster forays into the ionosphere of rock with special guests Billy Gibbons and Steven Tyler. It’s coming out on DVD/Blu-ray/CD/LP

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Faces 2015 Reunion Gave Fans a ‘Glorious’ 7 Songs

It was “exactly that shambolic bonhomie” that fans loved about the Faces, as Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones revived the band for one night

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Monterey Pop 2017—Day 3 Review + Surprise Visit

On the final day of the 50-year reboot, the festival featured two artists who played the original, Booker T. Jones and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, as well as a surprise visit from another 1967 performer

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Monterey Pop Festival 2017—Day Two Review

Day two of the 50th anniversary event included no artists who played the original, but featured strong sets by Norah Jones, Dr. Dog and Jack Johnson.

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Monterey Pop Festival 2017—Day One Review

A half-century to the day after the original Monterey Pop Festival began, Eric Burdon and a handful of younger artists launched the sequel.

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Billy Joel Packs the Garden Yet Again

In the Piano Man’s monthly sold-out concerts at the Garden, the Billy Joel MSG residency keeps fans cheering with a set list full of hits

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