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Concert Review: Fleetwood Mac, Oracle Arena, Oakland, 11/25/18

Fleetwood Mac delivers a solid performance at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA...

George Clinton and P Funk

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A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2018

Newport Jazz Festival 2018 set out to push boundaries and succeeded admirably...

Jon Batiste

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Live Music: Newport Folk Festival 2018

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Concert Review: Roger Waters, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, 8/8/17

The co-founder of Pink Floyd offers bombast and protest during Philadelphia tour's opening night....

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Live Music: Newport Folk 2017 — Setting the Standard for Festivals

The Newport Folk Festival was back this year with an impressive line-up of artists – from traditional folk genres to more modern...

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Concert Review: Garbage and Blondie, Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ, 7/28/17

Three generations of rockers proceed to tear the town upside down. ...

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Concert Review: Soda Club, Bloomfield Saturday Market, Pittsburgh, 6/3/17

The ascending Pittsburgh quartet Soda Club treated a hometown crowd to its lazy-Sunday brand of guitar-driven indie-pop on Saturday,...

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Concert Review: Franz Ferdinand, House of Blues, Cleveland, 5/31/17

We had the chance to see Franz Ferdinand's current U.S. tour. Here's our review!...

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Live Music: Columbia, Missouri’s Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival Turns 10 in Style

We were back in Columbia for the 10th year of Roots N Blues N BBQ! Annie Zaleski shares some highlights from this year's fun at the fest....

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Concert Review: Rick Astley, Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, 10/9/16

It is easy in the post-rickrolling era to forget the level of popularity that Rick Astley achieved during his late-1980s peak. With 40...

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Concert Review: Maxwell, Massey Hall, Toronto, 7/5/16

Back in 2009, when Maxwell’s critically acclaimed BLACKsummer’snight marked the singer’s return following an eight-year...

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Welcome to Pittsburgh: Horehound, T-Tops, and More at Gooski’s, 1/8/16

Welcome to the firecrackers-strapped-to-your-Rust-Belt column “Welcome To Pittsburgh,” as today we find ourselves entranced by stars...

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Live Music: Columbia, Missouri’s Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival a Hidden Gem for Music Fans

We went to the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia, Missouri and had a lot of fun (and ate lots of BBQ!)....

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Concert Review: Flow 93.5 FM’s Throwback Birthday Bash, TD Echo Beach, Toronto, 9/27/15

Flow 93.5 has long been Toronto’s pre-eminent R&B/hip-hop radio station, but in recent years it has begun to tweak its format to...

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Concert Review: Rush, SAP Center, San Jose, 7/23/15

Rush's busts out the deep cuts in a 40 year retrospective concert....

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Concert Review: U2, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, 7/6/15

For a group that once loudly and proudly proclaimed that they were reapplying for the job of best band in the world, U2 have faced their...

Brian Wilson live in Boston

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A Fan’s Notes: Brian Wilson, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, 7/2/15

Brian Wilson and his band played a dazzling show in Boston last week...

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Welcome to Pittsburgh: Night Vapor, T-Tops, and Gangwish at Gooski’s, 5/30/15

Is it smoky in here or is it just me? Rubs tears from bloodshot-red eyes; guy next to me passes out from lack of oxygen. No, it’s...

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Concert Review: The Who, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, 5/26/15

I’m not going to write this as a critic – there are plenty of pundits out there, I’m sure, who will write reviews of...

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Concert Review: Prince & 3rdEyeGirl, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, 5/19/15 (11 PM Show)

Well, he owed Toronto this much! No, Prince Rogers Nelson does not really owe anything to anyone, of course, but after speculation and...

Lloyd Cole

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Concert Review: Lloyd Cole, One Lucky Guitar, Fort Wayne, IN, 3/21/15

Lloyd Cole is the type of songwriter who incites travel, perhaps because he himself is nomadic and restless–a musical...

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Concert Review: Ryan Adams, Massey Hall, Toronto, 11/12/14

Nearly a decade removed from Ryan Adams’s most prolific year, when he released three full-lengths over seven months (while leaving...

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Rock of Aging: How Concert Reviews Might Read From the Cheap Seats

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have gotten rave reviews from the Boston critics for their Aug. 30 Fenway Park show — and I can vouch...

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Concert Review: Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beacon Theatre, New York City, 7/11/14

I had my appetite whetted for this show.  I love Crosby, Stills and Nash (and prefer them in this configuration – sans Neil...

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A Fan’s Notes: Shelby Lynne, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, 5/31/14

Shelby Lynne gave another powerful performance in MA...

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A Fan’s Notes: The Hold Steady, the Met, Pawtucket, RI, 4/12/14

The Hold Steady held forth in RI last week...

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Concert Review: Neil Finn, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, 4/5/14

Going all the way back his days in Split Enz, Neil Finn has always found a welcoming audience in Canada (that group’s True Colours...

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A Fan’s Notes: Richard Shindell, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, 3/14/14

Singer/songwriter Richard Shindell appeared recently in Massachusetts...

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Concert Review: Michael Nesmith, City Winery, New York City, 3/16/14

Being that we (us, being Allison Johnelle Boron and Rob Ross, respectively, both of Popdose) were at City Winery in New York on Sunday...