The Maine: American Candy

When The Maine first started touring, half the band had yet to finish high school. Fast forward to almost a decade later, the five dudes have graduated into a matured and developed sound. Originally from Arizona, but known for connecting with their fans across the map, they recently released their …

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Corsica Arts Club: Corsica Arts Club

Starting in 2014 and based in Los Angeles, Corsica Arts Club hit the music scene with their single “California I Follow.” The band consists of original band members Brendan Thompson and Arash Parsee along with Nate Chovanec, Peter McArthur, and Jason Mittleman, who later joined the band. Inspired by artists …

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Van Morrison @ Forest Hills Stadium

QUEENS, NY—Born and raised in postwar Belfast, Ireland, George Ivan Morrison, later to be known as Van Morrison, grew up listening to his father’s vast collection of American blues, jazz, folk, country and gospel records. Morrison’s father bought him his first acoustic guitar when he was 11. A year later, …

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Bryan Adams @ Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

BETHEL, NY—I wrote a review of the Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center as a venue many issues ago. My impression of the place hasn’t changed a bit. The location shines in every regard, from the manicured grounds to the Woodstock Museum and, of course, the excellent acoustics and seating of …

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Bonnaroo @ Great Stage Park

MANCHESTER, TN—It was a muggy three days at the 14th annual Bonnaroo where an incredibly eclectic lineup of bands and babes offered up the ear and eye candy at the five stages that encircle the farmland located and hour-plus from Nashville. Everything from classic rock to bluegrass to electronica was …

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Marc Maron @ Count Basie Theatre

RED BANK, NJ—Mike Lawrence warmed-up the crowd with his patent mix of comic book references and embarrassing-but-funny accounts of daily life. On stage, Lawrence seemed nervous as he launched into jokes about marriage, Florida, and being the “Jamaican bobsled team of sex” (he knows he won’t finish the race, but …

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Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain

HUNTER, NY—Warren Haynes and Radio Woodstock turned Hunter Mountain into jamband central for the 11th installment of the fabled fest. With stellar weather, chairlifts taking concertgoers on scenic mountain vistas, rockin’ tunes and enough beer stalls to keep even the thirstiest rock fan happy, this year’s event did not disappoint. …

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Max’s Kansas City 50th Anniversary @ The Bowery Electric

MANHATTAN, NY—Max’s Kansas City was a primary New York hot spot for live music from 1965 to 1981. Located at 213 Park Avenue South, just off of Union Square, the street floor was a restaurant that catered to a business crowd in the day and an art crowd at night. …

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Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes @ The Stone Pony

ASBURY PARK, NJ—For the 40-year-strong rock band Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, it was a night of beautiful weather, people, and music. For everyone else, it was a night to get star-spangled hammered at the legendary Stone Pony Summer Stage. I don’t know if it was the endless flow …

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Faith No More @ Webster Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Faith No More picked up where it left off 18 years ago at Webster Hall on May 13. The band opened the sold-out show with “Motherfucker,” the new single from Sol Invictus (Ipecac), its first studio album since 1997’s Album Of The Year. And while the song itself …

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