Yusuf/Cat Stevens @ Beacon Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—Yusuf took the crowd for a ride on the peace train with bassist Kwame Yeboah and guitarist Eric Appapoulay (longtime collaborator Alun Davies couldn’t make the show due to health issues) and laid down the steady rhythms and lead guitar lines countering the man’s delicate strumming and finger picking …

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The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence @ Beacon Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—More than 5,000 musicians and artists engaged in 350 events nationwide on September 25 to support The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence. Led by Stop Handgun Violence (SHV), a Massachusetts-based non­profit organization committed to the prevention of gun violence through education, public awareness, effective law enforcement, and …

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Joe Walsh/Tim McGraw @ Beacon Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—Joe Walsh let it rip at the Beacon Theatre for a 14-song set as he took on his legacy with an assorted array of glittery guitars and a psychedelic showdown of funky, chunky rock. The backup band, including drummer Joe Vitale from his post-James Gang band Barnstorm, played to …

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Tame Impala @ Beacon Theatre

NEW YORK, NY — Tame Impala has enjoyed a relatively high profile since the release of 2012’s landmark album, Lonerism, including a Grammy nomination and mountains of critical acclaim.

Despite this, the band had remained somewhat quiet in the past year. Though the group had no new release to …

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Crosby, Stills & Nash @ Beacon Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash (CSN) combined forces for the last of a three-night stand at the Beacon as “they let their freak flag fly” and then some, taking on their storied catalog that has aged like fine wine.

They had a busy week in town appearing …

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An Interview with Tedeschi Trucks Band: Beacon Of The Blues

When you see Tedeschi Trucks Band live, you quickly learn to expect the unexpected. Pretty much guaranteed is a varied setlist each night, scorching improv by the group’s 11 members, and a fusion of sounds culled from assorted eras and cultures. Not guaranteed? Being able to go a few minutes …

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Nickel Creek @ Beacon Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—The origins of a Southern California bluegrass band, Nickel Creek (formerly known as The Nickel Creek Band) started with a meeting of two pre-teen mandolin students, Sean Watkins and Chris Thile. Sean recruited his sister, Sara Watkins, to play fiddle, and Chris’ dad, Scott Thile, played bass. At first, …

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings @ Beacon Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—For about 12 years, the heavy-touring Brooklyn-based Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings brought 1970s-style funk and soul music to an increasingly larger fanbase. The band’s fifth album, Give The People What They Want, and its supportive concert tour were to spearhead the revivalist movement even further in the …

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Brian Wilson/Jeff Beck @ Beacon Theatre/The Wellmont Theater

NEW YORK, NY/MONTCLAIR, NJ—Sometimes two separate entities can seem to be an unlikely pairing—bananas and peanut butter, Aerosmith and Run DMC, french fries and chocolate milkshakes—but when combined, become an explosion for the senses. California 1960s sensation Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys fame and former Yardbird and arguably the …

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers @ Beacon Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—“I think I prefer a more greatest hits concert,” said a stranger seated next to me during Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ May 23 show at the Beacon Theatre. “He’s reaching a little too deep,” he concluded. This guy’s unsolicited review was annoying, but he had a point. Tom …

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