Live Shows

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

Michael Nesmith’s Evening of Music and Stories: 2019 Review

In concert, Nez still beamed with the youthful exuberance and playful goofiness that marked his years on ‘The Monkees’ TV show

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Elton John’s Farewell Tour Resumes After Nearly 2 Years

It was his first full concert in nearly two years. “This is a new experience for us,” he said. “I’ve never had this amount of time off… since I was 17 years of age”

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Radio City Music Hall: 2016 Review

Lynne’s gift is his ability to build complex arrangements into the simplest, most hummable of tunes. The concert was a taste of classic rock at its finest

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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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The Monkees’ ‘Farewell Tour’ Review: ‘1966 All Over Again’

Credit is due Dolenz and Nesmith for keeping alive the spirit, as well as the sound, of the Monkees. Their televised impishness continues to translate well.

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Arlo Guthrie, Friends & Family at Carnegie Hall: 2018

He first played his annual Thanksgiving concert in 1967, a month after his father, one of America’s most important singer/songwriters, died

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Lights Up NYC Stage: 2015 Review

It was a triumphant night for the Maestro as he played to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd at NYC’s Irving Plaza for his first U.S. comeback show

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Genesis Opens 2021 North American Tour

The audience was treated to a mix of hits and album cuts, and the spectacular light show that has always been one of the band’s live hallmarks

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Petula Clark Treats Audience to Her Big Hits

The English singer performed many of the hit singles that delighted radio listeners in the ’60s, displaying an air of confidence befitting her 7 decades as an entertainer

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Rick Wakeman Performs and Shares Wondrous Stories: Review

The keyboardist delighted the audience with his marvelous playing and had them in stitches with his engaging (and often ribald) tales

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