Post Tagged with: "Concerts"

‘That’s just garbage’: Mike Nesmith denies hard feelings ahead of new reunion with the Monkees

‘That’s just garbage’: Mike Nesmith denies hard feelings ahead of new reunion with the Monkees

Michael Nesmith returns tonight for his second straight reunion tour with the Monkees, following a sold-out run with Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork last fall — prompting questions about his new-found passion for old group.

‘Let it go, and something will happen’: Jason Bonham takes long view on possible Led Zeppelin reunion

‘Let it go, and something will happen’: Jason Bonham takes long view on possible Led Zeppelin reunion

Jason Bonham, who has turned the buzz surrounding his participation in Led Zeppelin’s recent Celebation Day release into a well-received tour with Heart, has his own thoughts about another reunion with Robert Plant.

Solomon Burke – Live at Montreux (2013)

Age and precipitous weight gain had, by this point, robbed Solomon Burke of his mobility — but, as this 2006 performance at Montreux illustrates, none of the passion and power that once made him the Boy Wonder Preacher

Bruce Cockburn – Pacing the Cage (2013)

Bruce Cockburn, in a moment of serendipity, is beginning another tour today even as a documentary about his celebrated 2008 solo jaunt is finding its way to DVD.

‘We like a big sound’: Decades later, Neil Young and Crazy Horse still play ear-melting shows

‘We like a big sound’: Decades later, Neil Young and Crazy Horse still play ear-melting shows

You might think, considering the scorching volume of their shows and the way they huddle together so closely in the middle of the stage, that Neil Young and Crazy Horse are all but deaf. Bassist Billy Talbot clarifies things.

Steve Hackett, John Wetton, Ian McDonald, others – Tokyo Tapes (1998; 2013 reissue)

Steve Hackett, John Wetton, Ian McDonald, others – Tokyo Tapes (1998; 2013 reissue)

A remastered reissue of the 2DVD/CD Tokyo Tapes — bolstered now with a new studio recording of Steve Hackett and John Wetton doing “All Along the Watchtower” — seeks to provide insights into both Genesis and King Crimson.

Jethro Tull – Around the World Live (2013)

Jethro Tull – Around the World Live (2013)

When digging through this massive new four-DVD set of concerts from across the storied career of Jethro Tull, “Aqualung” provides a series of revelations — working as a kind of road map for the way the band evolved.

Streams: Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel, “Tell the Truth” from Carnival: Live in Austin (2013)

Streams: Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel, “Tell the Truth” from Carnival: Live in Austin (2013)

Sample a scorching live version of “Tell the Truth” from former Derek and the Dominos keyboardist/vocalist Bobby Whitlock and his wife CoCo Carmel. The tune was co-written by Whitlock and Eric Clapton for the Dominos’ celebrated debut

Deep Beatles: Paul McCartney, “Flaming Pie” from Good Evening New York City (2009)

Our series on live Paul McCartney concludes with a perfect example of how live recordings often improve upon studio versions. Some artists use concerts as an occasion to play deep album tracks that may have been unfairly overlooked

Van Halen begins delayed Japanese tour with expanded set, film from David Lee Roth

Van Halen begins delayed Japanese tour with expanded set, film from David Lee Roth

Van Halen belatedly began its 2013 tour of Japan with a jumbo set that expanded to include “Jamie’s Cryin,’” “Atomic Punk” and — just before the timeless “Ice Cream Man” — a special showing of David Lee Roth’s cool short film “Tokyo Story.” See video from today’s performance of “Panana” here!