Close To Home/That Of A Lion @ The Stanhope House

STANHOPE, NJ—Nowadays, it seems like so many bands have forgotten where they come from, or how they got to where they are. Close To Home are one of the bands still out there that appreciates every person who supports the music industry, especially their fans. The post-hardcore band from Cincinnati …

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The Gaslight Anthem @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—As a hard-working music journalist venturing out to the city that never sleeps, your choices are endless, even on a Wednesday night in the middle of a frigid winter. I heard The Gaslight Anthem was heading into our neck of the woods, getting tickets for night one of their …

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The Who @ Barclays Center

BROOKLYN, NY—When The Who put out Quadrophenia in 1973 following the blockbusters Tommy and Who’s Next, many considered it the zenith of the band’s output, and many still do. At the Barclays Center, original Who members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey belted out and blasted through the double-album and …

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Conor Oberst @ Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK, NY—“I’ll be holding my note and stomping / And strumming and feeling so very lucky,” sang beloved millennial bard Conor Oberst during the first song of the set, his voice echoing in cavernous Carnegie Hall. Oberst’s lyrics always feel relevant is his greatest trait, but on this night, …

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Phil Lesh And Friends @ Wellmont Theater

MONTCLAIR, NJ—In a small parking lot adjacent to the Wellmont Theatre, a microcosm of Deadheads bustled despite the cold weather. Friends mingled and perused the usual lot merchandise—tie-dye everything, pipes, jewelry—put on display by people who spontaneously set up shop on blankets and tables. Fans wandered around in search of …

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The World/Inferno Friendship Society’s Hallowmas @ Warsaw

BROOKLYN, NY—Despite any natural disaster, there will always be things that cannot be destroyed. The things that I speak of are, of course, traditions. Every Halloween, The World/Inferno Friendship Society put on a very special party, which is known as Hallowmas. Although each and every Inferno show is both unique …

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Hugh Laurie And The Copper Bottom Band @ Grand Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Former House star Hugh Laurie proved he could handle a piano as skillfully as a stethoscope during his recent show at Manhattan’s Grand Ballroom.

Most people aren’t aware that if you strip away his two Golden Globes, two Screen Actor Guild Awards, two Television Critics Association Awards and six …

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Twins Of Evil Tour @ Hammerstein Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Calling themselves the “Twins Of Evil” was a bit misleading with quite the polar opposite sets from Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. Each brought the grim and horror of the upcoming Halloween season in their own ways, with Manson’s set being a bit more understated than his tour mate’s. …

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Public Image Ltd @ Hammerstein Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—British punk pioneer John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) told me in an interview that, “On this planet, we’re all in this together,” and his Public Image Ltd (PiL) show at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 13 was no exception to that philosophy.

After the socially active, former Sex Pistol’s frontman …

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David Gahr Photo Show @ Morrison Hotel Gallery

NEW YORK, NY—Park Slope, Brooklyn native David Gahr was finally given his just due at the Morrison Hotel Gallery and Apple Store in SoHo, where friends and family all gathered in homage to a man whose iconic shots of rock, folk, jazz and blues captured an era from its infancy …

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