Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden, Friday, May 27th, 2016 – The show was a delight from beginning to end, this is nostalgia for people who want their nostalgia by artistic pros.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band’s “The River” Tour At Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 – Even more to the point, if this was Bruce being Bruce, Bruce must remain our greatest living Russian (or American) pop performer. It is the dread of living freed by the joy of life transformed into community.
Corinne Bailey Rae At Mercury Lounge, Tuesday, May 25th, 2016 – Corinne has that cool kid sister vibe, a little sister doncha sweetness that has a sensual underbelly, she is hot without being obvious and sharing without being needy. Speaking of physical attractiveness, she really is a lovely girl –you can see why all the men were out to protect her FROM THEMSELVES
Pearl Jam At Madison Square Garden, Monday, May 2nd, 2016 – During an exceptional set that took away the nasty taste from the bands awful Global Citizen performance last year, they covered all the hits, went deep from time to time, did a handful of cover songs, and redeemed Eddie’s overwrought “Imagine” of 2015 with a solo acoustic singalong to “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” .
Weeklings At The Cutting Room, Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 – That’s what impresses, the pure hard work it takes to make it look like snapping your fingers. Weeklings appear to be easy peasy Beatle Cuckoo Birds, a sort of “Help”/”Ouch” with a penchant for the good early Beatles and a little bit of territory carved out for themselves covering the obscurer Beatle tracks and throwing in originals
The 1975 At Barclay Center, Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 – The mix of Healy’s energetic dancing, and the songs hooks -often not fleshed out on the recorded version, at least on the eponymous debut, made them much better live on stage
David Gilmour At Madison Square Garden, April 12th, 2016 – It was a muso performance by a 70 year old man who is used to playing the musician. Gilmour had something of a classical musician’s immersion in the sound, and less a band leader’s bringing to the people
Santigold At Hammerstein Ballroom, April 16th, 2016 – If Santigold is modern pop’s utilitarian, why does everything sound like rap circa 1986?
Earth, Wind and Fire and Chicago, Monday, April 18th, 2016 – From the moment the EWF and Chicago mash up hit the stage for the first three songs, it sounded like crap, The vocals seriously under mic’d and the horns, all eight of them, with so much treble it was painful
Bad Boys Reunion Day Two, Barclay Center, Saturday, May 21st, 2016 – I would have enjoyed the show if I could have heard the songs, I was listening to the set list earlier and it is so sad that an evening filled with so much fine material should have been so completely ruined
The David Bowie Tribute At Carnegie Hall, Thursday, March 31st – Fuck your idols,this sucked. I wouldn’t go tonight if you paid me
cranking up the volume with a gritty rock chorus
Harry’s best three songs on his new album to populate the charts!
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1973 (Volume 5, Number 3)
“studiedly inhuman on the most pretentious and superficial level.”
a whiny piece of crap
The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-27-22 – 6-2-22, Liam Gallagher’s “C’mon You Know” Reviewed
Liam will be 50 in September
the same mix of local orchestras and the biggest Who hits
The song wakes up with alluring guitars
weaving a fairy tale for us to get lost in
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1973 (Volume 5, Number 2)
“I don’t consider David (Bowie) to be even remotely big enough to be any competition.”
an old school New York feel