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.

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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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, Charles Bradley and a handful of younger artists launched the sequel

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Lulu Rocks New York City—With Love: Review

Nearly 50 years ago a teenaged girl from Scotland had a #1 hit that is still loved today. At a NYC concert, she sounded better than ever.

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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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Jimmy Webb Carnegie Hall Tribute: ‘A Celebration’

One of our greatest songwriters was the subject of a NYC concert featuring Art Garfunkel, Graham Nash, Judy Collins and more. Read our extensive review.

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Elton John Rocks His Hits in Vegas

Reflecting on a volatile 2016, the classic rock icon, at a stunning Caesars Palace show, takes stock of his career and pays tribute to inspirations.

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Eric Clapton Celebrates 50 Years, March 2017, MSG

Just days after blowing away Madison Square Garden with a show for the ages, Slowhand has now postponed two L.A. gigs till September.

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Tom Jones: Sex Bomb on the Road

At 76, the Welsh vocalist extraordinaire has his summer planned out. European dates and one one in Chicago here, with more in the US hopefully to follow.

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