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Concert Review: Richard Barone and Nick Celeste, Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ, 3/8/14

At this point, I think I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve seen Richard Barone and Nick Celeste perform; that’s how...

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Concert Review: Booker T. Jones, City Winery, New York City, 2/18/14

It isn’t often you get to see a true musical giant up so close and personal.  Seeing Booker T. Jones, the man whose name is (to...

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Concert Review: Paramore, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, 11/20/13

Few bands have recovered from the kind of turmoil that engulfed Paramore following the release of its third album, the excellent Brand New...

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Concert Review: Eagles, Madison Square Garden, New York City, 11/9/13

There’s nothing more pleasing – especially in a day and age where concert ticket prices are criminally high – than to get...

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Concert Review: The Bongos, the Living Room, New York City, 10/15/13

Seeing The Bongos live is always a joyful event.  But last night was the first time I had the chance to see them on the heels of a new...

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A Fan’s Notes: Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, Wang Theatre, Boston, 10/9/13

Two music legends unite in a remarkable collaboration...

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Concert Review: Chris Neptune, the Blue Room, Secaucus, NJ, 8/30/13

Headlining a benefit for the family of venue friend and local business owner, Silvio Dibello, local singer, songwriter and...

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Concert Review: The Replacements, Riot Fest, Chicago, 9/15/13

If the Replacements had played every concert as well as they did on Sunday night at Riot Fest in Chicago’s Humboldt Park, they would...

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Live Music: Kenny Loggins and Blue Sky Riders, the Kent Stage, Kent, OH, 8/26/13

Kenny Loggins and the Blue Sky Riders returned to Cleveland. We were there....

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Live Music: Inside the Art of Outside Lands

Outside Lands came and went last weekend, blowing in and out of the Golden Gate Park with the signature stomp, rock, and dazzle that’s...

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Concert Review: Ben Folds Five, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 7/20/13

Platters That Matter podcasters brave the summer heat for Ben Folds Five live....

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Live Music: 2013 High Sierra Music Festival

High Sierra Music Festival is easily one of the happiest places on earth. People return year after year (after year). They bring their...

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Concert Review: Leagues, Summerfest, Milwaukee, 7/3/13

Playing a large festival is both a blessing and a curse, especially for up and coming bands. The blessing – The band is playing to a...

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Live Music: Big Star’s “Third,” Park West, Chicago, 6/28/13

A review of the tribute to Big Star's "Third" album at Chicago's Park West...

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Live Music: A Guide to Summerfest 2013

If you search for the “Best music festivals of 2013”, you will find lots of lists – here, here, here, here, here, here,...

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Live Music: The Zombies, Central Park SummerStage, New York City, 6/15/13

Must resist making a corny pun… must resist. Oh, what the hell. It’s the “Time of the Season” – the summer...

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Live Music: Tomahawk, Best Buy Theater, New York City, 6/2/13

The only thing I experienced last night that was more intense than Tomahawk was the near-Biblical thunderstorm I drove through on the way...

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Live Music: Holy Ghost!, the Independent, San Francisco, 5/22/13

A sold out crowd mobbed the Independent last Wednesday night to see one of DFA Records’ finest, the nu-disco exclamatory rock band Holy...

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Live Music: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., the Independent, San Francisco, 5/17/13

“Is Rice-A-Roni really the San Francisco treat? It seems more like kale is the San Francisco treat. Or Mission burritos. I’ve been here...

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Concert Review: The Gaslight Anthem, Majestic Ventura Theater, Ventura, CA, 4/20/13

The Gaslight Anthem and a 1200 of their dedicated fans came to the Ventura Theater for a two-hour show of righteous music from the Jersey...

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Live Music: Ronnie Spector, City Winery, New York City, 5/6/13

Ronnie Spector is more than her powerhouse voice, more than her tumultuous marriage to one of the most notorious...

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Live Music: 10 Music Festivals to Overwhelm 2013

Music festival season is upon us! Do you Roo, or do you Hickey?...

Graham Parker & the Rumour

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A Fan’s Notes: Graham Parker & the Rumour, the Met Cafe, Pawtucket, RI, 4/16/13

The years fell away as Graham Parker & the Rumour stunned a RI crowd...

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Live Music: The 2 Bears, 1015 Folsom, San Francisco, 4/17/13

An animated crowd gathered at 1015 Folsom for some energizing midweek house music mayhem with London DJ group The 2 Bears this past...

Los Lobos

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A Fan’s Notes: Los Lobos, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, 4/10/13

Working without a set list Los Lobos just let it rip in Fall River...

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Live Music: Alt-J, the Fillmore, San Francisco, 4/10/13

Alt-J (so named for the neato triangle you can make using your keyboard—∆) headlined a sold-out show at the Fillmore the other night....

Amy Helm

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A Fan’s Notes: Amy Helm, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, 3/23/13

Amy Helm and her first-rate band had a big night in Fall River...

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Live Music: Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA, 3/20/13

Les Claypool is truly a singular artist. He’s transcended his various projects over the decades to become a sound, a style, a genre, all...

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Live Music: Caro Emerald, El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, 1/22/13

Two quick points about last week’s Caro Emerald show at the El Rey here in Los Angeles. The first: it made me feel my age (37 years)....

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Live Music: Eskmo, the Independent, San Francisco, 1/17/13

Glitched out beats producer Eskmo headlined a night of experimental electronic music at the Independent on January 17. A happy crowd broke...