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.

Who’s The Greatest?

Are The Who worth seeing on their Hits 50 tour? BCB Editor Rob Patterson calls it a bargain at any price, the best rock’n’roll concert he’s ever seen – powerful, thrilling and utterly magnificent if not a truly transcendental. Yep, they’re that great and more.

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Hey, Bitch, She’s Madonna

Our writer Jim Sullivan may not be a fan of Madonna’s music. But he knows an entertaining concert when he sees one, and her latest tour is just that.

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J. Geils Band Rocks Hometown Crowd

The J. Geils Band can still deliver the blues-rock goods with power and panache for their loyal Boston fans; plus Q&A with the band’s namesake guitarist who’s no longer in the group.

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U2 Soars to the Rafters in Boston

Jim Sullivan observes how U2 can still summon up greatness & emotional wallop throughout an arena on their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour of America.

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Steely Dan, Elvis Costello Shine in the Rain

A downpour & mists didn’t dampen spirits at the Red Rocks tour debut of Steely Dan & Elvis Costello. And the odd bill works well, says reviewer Mark Brown, with both acts delivering superb sets to delight the crowd.

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