Shows I’ll Never Forget

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, September 22, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, September 22, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

When Ringo Starr sits behind the drums and shakes his head to the beat, time temporarily turns back to 1964.

Alestorm / Gloryhammer, September 11, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Alestorm / Gloryhammer, September 11, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

If you pull your kid out of school and drive five hours to see Alestorm and Gloryhammer at a club, you may have a metal problem. It was more than worth it.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO, August 15, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Jeff Lynne’s ELO, August 15, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Jeff Lynne once again demonstrated what makes Electric Light Orchestra special, namely combining various genres to render the music timeless.

Charlie Ballantine Group, June 16, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Charlie Ballantine Group, June 16, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

The set mirrored Charlie Ballantine’s new album ‘Life is Brief,’ since both included some unexpected Bob Dylan selections.

Bobby Bare, April 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Bobby Bare, April 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

At the first hint that country legend Bobby Bare was open to requests, this respectful Wisconsin crowd came alive with suggestions.

Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, April 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, April 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

On this night, the absolutely unflappable Whisperin’ Bill Anderson gave his Wisconsin admirers a clinic on ‘How to Deal with Performance Adversity.’

Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project, March 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project, March 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Respected for his incalculable influence on both jazz and rock, Billy Cobham is an important drummer – and one that I had never seen perform.

Motorhead, February 16, 2011: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Motorhead, February 16, 2011: Shows I’ll Never Forget

I saw body surfing up close at this Motorhead show, almost became an unwilling member in a mosh pit, and escaped unscathed. Who could ask for more?

King Crimson, November 26, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

King Crimson, November 26, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

People come to worship this band, not necessarily to enjoy themselves. A King Crimson concert is serious business.

Katy Perry, December 4, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Katy Perry, December 4, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Katy Perry’s concert was spectacle on the grandest of scales played out on an enormous, ever-changing stage. And the music wasn’t bad, either.

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