Concerts

The Cure, May 26, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

The Cure, May 26, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

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.

The People Band – Live at Cafe Oto (2016)

The People Band – Live at Cafe Oto (2016)

Audiences have finally caught up with the People Band, and ‘Live at Cafe Oto’ is the perfect road map to guide them forward.

American Football, February 27, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

American Football, February 27, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

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 – Detour: Live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (2016)

Elvis Costello – Detour: Live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (2016)

Elvis Costello performs in front of an ebullient hometown crowd, reinterpreting favorites and dusting off more obscure album tracks.

Sixto Rodriguez, Jan. 22, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Sixto Rodriguez, Jan. 22, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Sixto Rodriguez’s music does not tell us to move on, to leave the past behind. It tells us that there is no choice.

People Band, January 14, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

People Band, January 14, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

If this gig at London’s Cafe Oto is anything to go by, we should be hearing the People Band for a long time to come.

Danny Elfman and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Danny Elfman and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’: Shows I’ll Never Forget

A spectacular live reinterpretation of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ found composer Danny Elfman staging a partial on-stage Oingo Boingo reunion, as well.

Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ introduced Julian Lennon to pot: ‘I went, What is this?’

Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ introduced Julian Lennon to pot: ‘I went, What is this?’

Something very rock and roll happened to John Lennon’s son Julian Lennon during the taping of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ on Dec. 11, 1968.

Eric Clapton – Slowhand at 70 (2015)

Eric Clapton – Slowhand at 70 (2015)

‘Slowhand at 70’ finds Eric Clapton reflecting on a storied past, yet his still-powerful artistry places the guitarist firmly in the present.

Mavis Staples goes behind the scenes at the Band’s Last Waltz: ‘It wasn’t rehearsed to go like that’

Mavis Staples goes behind the scenes at the Band’s Last Waltz: ‘It wasn’t rehearsed to go like that’

Mavis Staples gathered with her family to record “The Weight” after the Band’s famous ‘Last Waltz’ concert on Nov. 25, 1976 – and something amazing happened.