Wicked Realm should be proud that they can make these songs come alive. Prouder still should be Milwaukee for being able to call them our own.
The night was a success. The concert had been enthusiastically received. But was it Yes?
The show was an hour and a half late. Audience members were understandably nervous. Then, in strode Billy Joe Shaver — all 77 years of him.
At the start of this concert with Albert Lee, Peter Asher said the goal was “to make this coffee house a bit like your living room.” They succeeded.
Fortunately for the music world, LCD Soundsystem are back. Let’s hope they remain – on record, and in lights.
The two words that repeatedly came to my mind during Lyle Lovett’s concert were “generosity” and “faith.”
The Cure frontman Robert Smith’s uncanny way of putting words to music, making the sum of the two something more than its parts, remains unparalleled.
Audiences have finally caught up with the People Band, and ‘Live at Cafe Oto’ is the perfect road map to guide them forward.
If American Football takes another long hiatus, Mike Kinsella is prepared. “I’m going to keep these jeans,” he mused, “and wear them again!”
Elvis Costello performs in front of an ebullient hometown crowd, reinterpreting favorites and dusting off more obscure album tracks.