The night was a success. The concert had been enthusiastically received. But was it Yes?
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The show was an hour and a half late. Audience members were understandably nervous. Then, in strode Billy Joe Shaver — all 77 years of him.
At the start of this concert with Albert Lee, Peter Asher said the goal was “to make this coffee house a bit like your living room.” They succeeded.
Fortunately for the music world, LCD Soundsystem are back. Let’s hope they remain – on record, and in lights.
The two words that repeatedly came to my mind during Lyle Lovett’s concert were “generosity” and “faith.”
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.
If American Football takes another long hiatus, Mike Kinsella is prepared. “I’m going to keep these jeans,” he mused, “and wear them again!”
Sixto Rodriguez’s music does not tell us to move on, to leave the past behind. It tells us that there is no choice.
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.