Live Shows

Our concert reviews of classic rock acts as well as what took place at festivals and other special musical events

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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Peter Asher + Albert Lee: Like Seeing Old Friends

Asher and Lee channeled the Everly Brothers in their well-chosen set during a performance on their tour as Asher shared some great Beatles anecdotes

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Ringo and His All-Starr Band Bring the Fun in Concert

The former Beatle left his fans ‘elated’ as he sang and drummed on his Fab Four + solo songs and let his All Starrs sing their big tunes too.

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Paul Simon Live: ‘A Gem of a Concert’

The veteran classic rock singer + songwriter and his excellent band gave an exquisite show that spanned the range of his career.

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Tedeschi Trucks Shine at Rainy Jazz Fest

Biblical rains severely impacted Jazz Fest 2016’s second weekend but our reviewer was still able to enjoy Neil Young, NOLA supergroup Raw Oyster Cult, too. Many classic rock legends were washed out

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Van Morrison Wows at Jazz Fest

Van the Man shone at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Pearl Jam + Chili Peppers rocked. Steely Dan + Michael McDonald evoked yawns.

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