Sixto Rodriguez’s music does not tell us to move on, to leave the past behind. It tells us that there is no choice.
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.
A spectacular live reinterpretation of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ found composer Danny Elfman staging a partial on-stage Oingo Boingo reunion, as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
His shows with Graham Nash and Stephen Stills are where the money is. But David Crosby, alone and acoustic, now that was something special.
Rivers, highways, coyotes, border crossings, and the wide night sky all played a part in Joe Ely’s resonant Lone Star travelogue.
New musical combinations can offer incredibly special moments. As Davey Payne, Terry Day and others performed, I realized: This was such an evening.