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.

Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench Shares His Sorrow

Though the keyboardist never said his friend’s name during his nearly two-hour set, Tom Petty’s spirit was felt by all. Our review

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The Zombies at Levon’s Barn in Woodstock: Review

The British Invasion performed a career retrospective, plus some well-chosen covers and Argent songs, at the home of the Midnight Ramble

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J. Geils Band Rocks Hometown Crowd: 2015

The rock ‘n’ roll band delivered for their loyal Boston fans in one of their final performances together. The good times rolled

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Jeff Beck Live at the Hollywood Bowl: Review

The 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 available in a variety of formats

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Rolling Stones’ Final 2017 #NoFilter Concert: Recap

The Stones spread out 14 European dates across 46 days and closed out their 2017 tour with three nights in the City of Lights. Our recap

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Buffalo Springfield Tribute Concert: Furay, Dolenz +

An all-star group including the band’s own Richie Furay paid tribute to Buffalo Springfield at an L.A. benefit concert for a great cause.

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Squeeze, Rejuvenated, Treat Fans to Standout Show

Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford, buoyed by two new members plus the skills (and antics) of Stephen Large (keys) and Simon Hanson (drums) sound better than ever

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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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The Killers Kill in Boston: Review

From the review: There’s a relentlessness about the Killers—we’re going to entertain you if it kills us: 22 songs in an hour-50-minute show.

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Petula Clark Treats Audience to Her Big Hits

The English singer performed many of the hit singles that delighted radio listeners in the ’60s, displaying an air of confidence befitting her 7 decades as an entertainer

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