An Evening with Dan Bern @ City Winery

NEW YORK, NY—There is the Dan Bern you must listen to; the storming riffs and tender shifts of progression that bed captivating melodies, all the better to ferry along the oddly profound witticism—a seemingly endless musical array of parody, satire and tribute. Then there is the one upon the stage, …

by   |  07/06/2010  |  Comments Off on An Evening with Dan Bern @ City Winery

Bonnaroo 2010 @ Great Stage Park

MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE—It was a mash up of styles and genres at this year’s Bonnaroo fest in Tennessee, as more than 100 acts took on five main stages plus at the 650 acre site. Located an hour’s drive from Nashville and a stone’s throw from the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg, …

by   |  06/30/2010  |  Comments Off on Bonnaroo 2010 @ Great Stage Park

The Eagles @ New Meadowlands Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—The Eagles landed at the newly christened New Meadowlands Stadium, turning it into a cozy hoedown as the hits flew nonstop from the storied band. In a triple bill that included Keith Urban and the Dixie Chicks, the night tugged at the sleeves of country rock, yet left …

by   |  06/29/2010  |  Comments (1)

Carney @ The Bell House

BROOKLYN, NY—Cecilia’s Daily Rant No. 4378: If you’re going to pre-game (meaning have a few drinks before arriving at a venue in order to avoid spending all of your hard earned pennies at the bar), make sure the location you’ll be traveling within is well-stocked with lavatories. After stepping off …

by   |  06/23/2010  |  Comments (1)

Living Colour @ Stone Pony

ASBURY PARK, NJ—Weird night for a show. The Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend is usually more for hangovers than yet another concert, but Living Colour has a new release out, The Chair On The Doorway, and picked the Stone Pony in Asbury Park for that first “let’s test the …

by   |  06/16/2010  |  Comments (1)

La Roux @ Terminal 5

NEW YORK, NY—Around 8 p.m. the sidewalk outside of Terminal 5 was swarming with bevies of 19-year-old hipster girls and gay men being inspected by security guards before being permitted entrance to the club. “La Roux” was posted on the door of the venue as people filed in as they …

by   |  06/15/2010  |  Comments Off on La Roux @ Terminal 5

Anjelia & The Boy @ The National Underground

NEW YORK, NY—Anjelia & The Boy is sometimes much more. Like they were the Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend at the Lower East Side’s National Underground. The Jersey Shore acoustic pop duo of vocalist Anjelia Pelay on keys and Nick Kiefer on guitar was joined by violinist Taylor Hope …

by   |  06/10/2010  |  Comments (1)

Tigers Jaw @ The Fire

PHILADELPHIA, PA—With six-speed bicycles piled high and chained to every street sign in a two-block radius of the venue, I expected to be packed in, arm in arm with all the Philly hipsters The Fire could hold. I was anticipating an especially high turnout due to the fact Tigers Jaw, …

by   |  06/08/2010  |  Comments (1)

Dierks Bentley @ Highline Ballroom

NEW YORK, NY—It was a night of countrified rock slit through the vice of some homegrown bluegrass where Dierks Bentley held court with his fingerpicking mates including the Travelin’ McCourys (brothers Ronnie and Ron, sons of bluegrass maestro Del McCoury) that turned the Highline Ballroom into a hootenanny of tasty …

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The Specials @ Terminal 5

NEW YORK, NY—Reunion tours warm my heart because I get to see all the bands that I missed out on before I was even conceived. So once I heard that most of the original members of The Specials were touring, I was going—even if it meant that I had to …

by   |  06/01/2010  |  Comments (1)


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