Concerts

Hall and Oates honored heroes on Live Aid’s worldwide stage: ‘We really did come full circle’

Hall and Oates honored heroes on Live Aid’s worldwide stage: ‘We really did come full circle’

Live Aid, held on July 13, 1985, was more than a great cause for Hall and Oates. It was, as John Oates tells us, a chance to “come full circle.”

Late Yes legend Chris Squire left me with a lasting concert memory

Late Yes legend Chris Squire left me with a lasting concert memory

It had been 35 years since I’d seen the quintessential prog-rockers Yes, led by the recently departed Chris Squire. They didn’t disappoint.

David Crosby, June 12, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

David Crosby, June 12, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

His shows with Graham Nash and Stephen Stills are where the money is. But David Crosby, alone and acoustic, now that was something special.

Joe Ely, May 23, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Joe Ely, May 23, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Rivers, highways, coyotes, border crossings, and the wide night sky all played a part in Joe Ely’s resonant Lone Star travelogue.

Davey Payne, Terry Day, Neil Charles + others, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Davey Payne, Terry Day, Neil Charles + others, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

New musical combinations can offer incredibly special moments. As Davey Payne, Terry Day and others performed, I realized: This was such an evening.

Bob Dylan, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Bob Dylan, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Wednesday night’s Bob Dylan concert was as meticulously crafted as a classical music program by the Milwaukee Symphony.

Adam Lambert admits he can’t out-party his Queen bandmates: ‘Sometimes, I’m the old man’

Adam Lambert admits he can’t out-party his Queen bandmates: ‘Sometimes, I’m the old man’

Adam Lambert has learned many things during his time fronting Queen, not least of which is how to approach both fame and the nightlife.

Steve Lukather on Toto’s overlooked Yes connections: ‘Shameless nods to our heroes? Sure’

Steve Lukather on Toto’s overlooked Yes connections: ‘Shameless nods to our heroes? Sure’

As a 2015 summer tour featuring Toto and Yes is announced, Steve Lukather talks about how two seemingly very different bands overlap.

Partial Santana reunion gets under way early: ‘We’re off to a good start’

Partial Santana reunion gets under way early: ‘We’re off to a good start’

After working on nine or so reunion songs, Santana is set to perform a series of dates with former bandmates Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon.

Staple Singers, “Samson and Delilah” from Freedom Hwy. Complete (2015): One Track Mind

Staple Singers, “Samson and Delilah” from Freedom Hwy. Complete (2015): One Track Mind

There was no small amount of violence in Blind Willie Johnson’s original take, and that’s boldly recaptured in this unheard version by the Staple Singers.