Concert Reviews

Sammy Hagar and the Circle with Collective Soul | 08.15.15

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 21 August 2015 17:42

sammy hagar_75Sammy and The Circle have proven once again, there’s only one way to rock.

 

My Morning Jacket | 08.12.15

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Written by Michael Koehler Tuesday, 18 August 2015 22:24

my-morning-jacket 75They gave us a well-mixed set that rocked hard and had many in the audience dancing through the night.

   

El Monstero: A Tribute To Pink Floyd | 08.08.15

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Written by Marc Farr Sunday, 16 August 2015 14:36

Pink Floyd Tribute The band eschewed most of their usual visual antics and let the music shine as the star of the show.

 

American Idol Live! | 08.10.15

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Written by Emily Van de Riet Thursday, 13 August 2015 22:30

american-idol 75I truly didn’t mind the changes this year, although there is a completely different vibe to a concert at a theatre versus a concert at a big hockey arena.

   

Skaggs/Cooder/White | 07.20.15

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Written by Mike Schrand Sunday, 09 August 2015 14:57

skaggs sqThe band performed an evening of country, gospel, and bluegrass tunes—“Nothing younger than 1965,” quipped Skaggs at one point.

 

The Kills | 08.05.15

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Written by Jim Dunn Friday, 07 August 2015 09:33

kills sqIt is hard to describe Mosshart on stage, but the term “feline” comes close. She stalks around her territory with a ferocity and energy that seem impossible.

   

The Tallest Man On Earth | 07.30.15

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Written by Michael Koehler Wednesday, 05 August 2015 20:53

TTMOE 75The band put on an excellent show that will rank very high on the end-of-the-year list for best gigs.

 

Veruca Salt | 07.22.15

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Written by Nik Cameron Wednesday, 05 August 2015 00:41

veruca-salt 75The band was on fire, certainly well-rehearsed and strong.

   

Harry Connick, Jr. | 07.28.15

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Sunday, 02 August 2015 23:37

qh_kensrueLong before Michael Bublé or Josh Groban, Connick amazed audiences of all ages with his crooner/big band sound.

 

 

Fifth Harmony | 07.23.15

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Written by Samantha LaBat Sunday, 02 August 2015 23:27

qh_kensrueTheir hard work is going to pay off and they will soon be playing bigger venues.

  

   

P.O.D. | 07.16.15

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Written by Willie Smith Friday, 24 July 2015 09:16

An-Intimate-Night-Out-with-Neon-Trees 75_2P.O.D. is above all else a rock band who plays with passion and purpose, to move you one way or another.

 

The Point's Big Summer Show #1 | 07.18.15

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Written by Marc Farr Thursday, 23 July 2015 22:16

live tame-impalaStarting off a series of Big Summer Shows, 105.7 The Point welcomed Panic! at the Disco and AWOLNATION  to Hollywood Casino Amphitheater.

   

Train w/The Fray, Matt Nathanson | 07.18.15

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Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 20 July 2015 12:37

live train_smMatt Nathanson explained his role on the tour: “My job as the opener is to get you all riled up and leave you in a state of near ecstasy.”

 

Neil Young + Promise of the Real | 07.08.15

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Written by Jim Dunn Friday, 10 July 2015 22:20

neil redrocksYoung is a national treasure—even if we have to borrow him from Canada.

   

Weird Al Yankovic | 06.28.15

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 08 July 2015 19:47

Al 75Touring in support of his latest album, Mandatory Fun, this show was just that: pure fun.

 

Steely Dan | 07.06.15

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Written by Jim Dunn Wednesday, 08 July 2015 11:32

steelydan sqAlthough the show barely touched the band’s long musical heritage, the offering was a full meal and more, well worth the damp asses and the long walks.

   

Neon Trees | 06.22.15

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Written by Marc Farr Sunday, 28 June 2015 00:49

An-Intimate-Night-Out-with-Neon-Trees 75_2"We wanted to play smaller venues, to get closer to the fans.”

 

Imagine Dragons with Halsey and Metric | 06.12.15

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Written by Willie Smith Wednesday, 24 June 2015 17:51

Imagine-Dragons 75_copyThe crowd again and again stood rapt and sang along with Reynolds, song after song.

   

Belle and Sebastian | 06.17.15

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Written by Jim Dunn Saturday, 20 June 2015 12:12

belle live_SQBelle and Sebastian played a strong mix of select classics curated for the setting, taking full advantage of the orchestra to fill out their sound.

 

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals | 06.11.15

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Friday, 19 June 2015 18:34

Ben-Harper 75Twenty years in, they show the polish of rock ‘n’ roll greats, but played with the vitality of a band in their prime.

   

Phox with Bo and the Locomotive | 06.09.15

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Friday, 19 June 2015 18:02

Phox 75_2To say they were pristine with pitch-perfect renditions feels accurate, but that would be a distortion of the reality.

 

The Dreaming | 06.09.15

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Written by Marc Farr Sunday, 14 June 2015 12:44

thedreaming sqSpawned from the demise of Stabbing Westward, The Dreaming is ethereal hard rock at its finest.

   

CHAPPO | 06.09.15

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Written by Nik Cameron Sunday, 14 June 2015 12:33

chappo sq“Far from a band that simply plays music on stage, they perform in the truest sense of the word.”

 

Tame Impala | 06.01.15

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Written by Jim Ousley Friday, 05 June 2015 17:15

live tame-impalaParker’s ethereal vocals seem to be fighting the intense gravity of a black hole, but once the ears catch up, the results are euphoric.

   

New Kids on the Block/Nelly/TLC | 05.22.15

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Written by Marc Farr Thursday, 28 May 2015 19:52

NKOTB 75They strutted and pranced around the stage, proving talent never really dies, it just goes on hiatus.

 

Judas Priest | 05.18.15

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 22 May 2015 13:37

live judas-priestLike a secret pleasure, the Priest keeps the juggernaut rolling. They are the true defenders of the metal faith.

   

Copeland | 05.16.15

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Written by Willie E. Smith Jr. Friday, 22 May 2015 13:34

live CopelandYou get caught up watching something odd and unexpected, only to get knocked silly by the haymaker that gets thrown with the obscured hand.

 

Death Cab for Cutie | 05.13.15

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Written by Danielle Pauly Wednesday, 20 May 2015 16:30

DCFC 75It’s doubtful that anyone at the Death Cab for Cutie show at The Pageant would have known that lead singer Benjamin Gibbard was recovering from an illness.

   

Smallpools | 05.16.15

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Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 20 May 2015 13:06

live smallpools_75The audience kept two blow-up Shamu dolls bouncing from start to finish during the über-engaging “Killer Whales.”

 

Ed Sheeran | 05.10.15

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Friday, 15 May 2015 14:26

live ed-sheeranWatching Sheeran’s creativity blossom right in front of their eyes, the crowd seemed mesmerized not only by his skills, but by his presence.

   

Interpol | 05.11.15

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Written by Michael Koehler Friday, 15 May 2015 14:21

live interpol_75We were fabulously treated to more of a greatest-hits set list, heavy with songs from Turn on the Bright Lights.

 

Sleater Kinney | 04.24.2015

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Thursday, 30 April 2015 22:03

sleater kinney_75Sleater-Kinney took the stage and never let up rocking the crowd like it was the 90s all over again—but better.

   

Damien Rice | 04.17.15

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Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 18 April 2015 16:09

live damien-rice_75You can feel all the emotions: sadness, yes, but also yearning, begging, hoping, conceding, and accepting, triumphing, even.

 

Testament | 04.10.15

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Written by Nik Cameron Friday, 17 April 2015 12:56

live testament_75To say Alex Skolnick is underrated as a guitarist would be like saying America is a bit bigger than Luxembourg.

   

Foxygen & Star Power | 04.04.15

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Written by Willie E. Smith Jr. Thursday, 16 April 2015 16:42

For someone who came to the show with no expectations, I left genuinely happy.

 

Father John Misty | 04.09.15

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Written by Matt Ehrlich Monday, 13 April 2015 17:56

fjm face_75His movements—like those of Jim Morrison mixed with a five-year-old on Incredible Hulk levels of adrenaline—never stopped.

   

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