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.

Anderson Rabin Wakeman Deliver Yes Songs in NYC

The trio, all longtime members of Yes, have combined for “An Evening of Yes Music and more,” delivering a soaring showcase for many unexpected gems

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Ian Anderson Celebrates The Real Jethro Tull

We review Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera, a multi-media presentation featuring Ian Anderson performing his old band’s music while honoring its namesake

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40 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder Releases Songs in the Key of Life

Do you have a bucket list of artists you must catch in concert? Our reviewer does and reports on the “fulfillngness” of finally seeing Stevie Wonder.

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Roger Waters Brings Rare Pink Floyd to Desert Trip

To close out the festival weekend, the mastermind behind the great British band digs deep into the catalog and makes his political preferences clear

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The Who: Loud as Ever at Solid Coachella Show

On the final night of Desert Trip 2016’s first weekend, The Who gave a career-spanning performance and can still play as feverishly and loudly as ever

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Paul McCartney Plays Desert Trip Set

Following Neil Young on night two of the much-heralded three-day classic rock festival in California, the former Beatle mixed the hits and a few surprises.

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Neil Young Spans Folk to Heavy in Desert Trip Set

Young and his fabulous current backing band Promise of the Real treated fans on day two to his early hits. Then things started cookin’

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Rolling Stones Put on a Spectacle in Desert Trip Set

At the Stones’ 20-song opening night headlining set, Mick Jagger shimmied and slid his way around the stage as the band offered plenty of surprises. Our review, with videos and setlist

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Bob Dylan in Total Command in Desert Trip Set

The bard let his music do the talking with a career-spanning set – including a tweaked version of “Tangled Up in Blue” – at the eagerly anticipated festival’s opening night

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Cat Stevens Returns to New York After 40 Years

The acclaimed singer-songwriter returned to New York City in September 2016 after a 40-year absence to perform a stunning career retrospective. Our review…

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