Concerts

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.

Heart, Sept. 17, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Heart, Sept. 17, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

This was an excellent night for rock ‘n roll, which saw Ann Wilson in near-perfect voice, so key to Heart hitting its stride in concert.

Kitty La Roar with Nick Shankland + Benet McLean, Oct. 8, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Kitty La Roar with Nick Shankland + Benet McLean, Oct. 8, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

How things have changed since my last Kitty La Roar gig. Paired now with Nick Shankland and Benet McLean, she has an even greater depth.

Gregg Rolie remembers Santana breakthrough at Woodstock: ‘We thought of it as just another gig’

Gregg Rolie remembers Santana breakthrough at Woodstock: ‘We thought of it as just another gig’

Woodstock kicked off on August 15, 1969, then grew to truly epic proportions. Santana’s Gregg Rolie says its scope only dawned on him later.

Yes, Aug. 12, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Yes, Aug. 12, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Billy Sherwood had huge shoes to fill as he replaced the late bassist Chris Squire for Yes’ Aug. 12, 2015 stop at Pier 6 in Baltimore.