The Cult @ Irving Plaza

Ian Astbury in a fur hat, certainly having earned the right to deem what passes for cool in rock, comes out to introduce his friend Kostas Seremetis’ new film entitled Resistance. It was greeted with mixed reviews, but you have to respect the fact that The Cult are embracing …

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Paul Stanley @ Irving Plaza

Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley took on the crowd at Irving Plaza with an in your face rock performance that was a no frills affair of blasting rock and singalong choruses. Unmasked this time around, the starman cranked out the tunes from his two solo albums and a few Kiss nuggets …

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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ B.B King’s

Rapid fire from the fare meter can be heard spitting out the total for a 13 block cab ride. There was no reason to sit in her backseat any longer with 42nd St. basically reduced to a parking lot. Cabs and pedestrians flood the entire causeway between the sides of …

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Iron Maiden @ Continental Airlines Arena

How huge is huge? Is there a limit to how hard one can possibly rock? What stance allows for maximum rocking? These vitally important questions, along with countless others, were wonderfully answered when Iron Maiden brought their magnificent stage-show to Continental Airlines Arena.

After one look at the stage, there …

by   |  11/15/2006  |  Comments Off on Iron Maiden @ Continental Airlines Arena

Journey / Def Leppard @ Borgata Hotel

This tour is an interesting mix of styles and it features two bands that have been playing to millions of fans over the years— Journey and Def Leppard.

Journey have gone through some changes over the years but even more recently, lead singer Steve Augeri, who sang on the band’s …

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Sufjan Stevens @ Town Hall

At the first of three sold-out shows at The Town Hall, Sufjan Stevens demonstrated that a large band performing in a mid-sized hall can still provide the type of intimate performance usually reserved for small clubs. Stevens was accompanied by a large string section and three horns, in addition to …

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Jamie Cullum @ Roseland Ballroom

Exploding like an M-80 in a soda bottle, Jamie Cullum took the stage at Roseland Ballroom, and to thunderous applause, he humbly sat at the piano and began his set with “Photograph” off of his current album Catching Tales. From there he moved into a surprisingly revamped version of …

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Motley Crue @ The Hard Rock Cafe

Christmas came early for me this year, boys and girls! I was recently invited to a private star-studded Motley Crue concert down at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square. The event was part of The Hard Rock 35th Anniversary Ambassadors Of Rock Tour to commemorate the Hard Rock’s 35th …

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Steely Dan @ PNC Bank Arts Center

This intriguing double bill, bringing together former bandmates, promised to be one of the highlights of the summer concert season. Michael McDonald had a stint as a member of Steely Dan prior to his rise to fame as a member of the Doobie Brothers. Steely Dan had a rather lengthy …

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O.A.R. @ Tweeter Center

Unlike so many artists that are quick to forget their back catalogs once they’ve had a mainstream hit, O.A.R. chose to remember their rich repertoire over generating easy applause from the newly anointed during their Aug. 10 performance at the Tweeter Center on The Waterfront in Camden, NJ.

At a …

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