Live Shows

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

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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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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Graham Parker Displays His Tender Side

GP brought his Duo tour with longtime bandmate Brinsley Schwarz to NYC and performed a career retrospective of his songs including several overlooked gems

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Bryan Adams Concert Wins Fans’ Hearts and Voices

The onetime hitmaker and ’80s MTV favorite delivered the rock plus meaning and emotion to an enthusiastic crowd of fans

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Steve Miller Explores His Roots in Special NYC Show

In a concert at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Steve Miller reached back to his blues, jazz and classic pop influences.

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The Who Triumph at MSG: 2016 Review

The band’s farewell tour arrived (finally) in Manhattan. Our reviewer notes, happily, that Roger Daltrey hit all the high notes

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