Live Shows

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

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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The Who Hits 50 Right on the Bullseye

They perform in concert like a great band should: Playing their music in a way that’s still alive and musically anew, showing their staying power

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Hey, Bitch, She’s Madonna: Concert Review

Our reviewer may not be a fan of her music. But he knows an entertaining concert when he sees one, and her 2015 tour was just that

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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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