Live Shows

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

Blondie & The Damned Live in San Diego—The Punk Era Lives!

A jubilant celebration of the hard-to-categorize band’s career, from its pop-punk beginnings through its swift spread into a wide range of musical styles.

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When The Rolling Stones’ 2019 Tour Began, at Last

With a limber Mick Jagger looking as fit as ever, the Stones finally kicked off the 2019 edition of their “No Filter” tour, at Soldier Field in Chicago

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Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison Sing Wilburys’ Favorite: 2019

Jeff Lynne’s ELO opened their 2019 North American tour with a 20-song set of favorites. He was joined by his former bandmate’s son on “Handle With Care”

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At 81, Bob Dylan is Still Full of Surprises: Live Review

“One can no longer really expect to commune with Dylan as a fellow human being, but rather to observe him as an increasingly distant, orbiting alien.”

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Mudcrutch in NYC in 2016: ‘This is Far Out’

The concert by Tom Petty’s “other” band allowed these remarkable musicians to showcase their talents. They were joined by none other than Roger McGuinn

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Tom Jones: Sex Bomb on the Road

His voice is virtually indistinguishable from what it was when he first arrived more than 50 years ago with “It’s Not Unusual” and “What’s New Pussycat?”

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Lulu Rocks New York City—With Love: 2017 Review

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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Roger Waters Reminds Fans Who ‘Us’ + ‘Them’ Are

Audiences for his 2017-18 “Us + Them” world tour were in for a treat. Waters chose many Floyd favorites. Our review, with some video highlights

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Bauhaus Live Review: A Commanding Tour de Force

The British group have reunited 40+ years after they first disbanded. Some members enjoyed success as Love and Rockets as did vocalist Peter Murphy as a solo act

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Cher at the MGM Park, Las Vegas: She Got Us, Babe

She bragged she didn’t mind telling folks her age because people would either be amazed she’s still alive or amazed she can still fit in her costumes

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