Concert Reviews

Mike Doughty | 10.08.2014

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Written by Jennifer Metzler Thursday, 30 October 2014 18:57

prettyreckless sqDoughty is of whimsical status thanks to his history.

 

The Pretty Reckless | 10.23.14

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 29 October 2014 19:52

prettyreckless sqTouring behind their hit album, Going to Hell, the band was tight and fiery, and performed a blistering set.

   

King Diamond | 10.22.14

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Written by Nik Cameron Friday, 24 October 2014 19:09

prof king-diamond_smDecked out in his trademark top hat and makeup, Diamond carried his microphone on a cross made of bones.

 

The Glitch Mob | 10.18.14

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:45

live glitch mobIt is not uncommon to hear “I don't like electronica, but I love The Glitch Mob.”

   

Combichrist | 10.11.14

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Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:58

combichristThings got off to a blazing start as Davey Suicide stormed the equipment-packed stage.

 

War on Drugs | 10.12.14

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Written by Mike Koehler Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:19

warondrugsWar on Drugs is not a band to miss the next time they come to town.

   

Pearl Jam | 10.03.14

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Written by Marc Farr Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:20

Pearl-Jam 75I was disappointed and bored.

 

Capital Cities | 10.01.14

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Written by Nardos Mekonnen Tuesday, 07 October 2014 19:10

The-Captial-Cities 75I was tickled to see this young and very unique group of men handing out Scooby-doo fruit snacks, bacon bowls, and other snacks and toys.

   

Phillip Phillips | 10.01.14

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 03 October 2014 17:33

PP35 75Phillips impressively blended style and substance, revealing himself to be a true—and truly talented—musician.

 

Arum Rae | 09.25.14

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Written by Nik Cameron Monday, 29 September 2014 21:27

live Arum-RaeRae’s guitar work was sparse throughout her spirited show, but well-timed and beautiful.

   

The Black Lips | 09.15.14

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 22 September 2014 18:20

live black-lips_75Donning the stage with a very DIY backdrop, Black Lips recalled the glory days of punk.

 

Social Distortion w/The Whigs | 09.18.14

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Written by Jim Ryan Monday, 22 September 2014 10:57

SocialD 75While it would be easy for me to bitch about the absence of bigger hits like “I Was Wrong,” and “Bad Luck,” I feel it would also be an unneeded slap in the band's face.

   

Zac Brown Band | 09.12.14

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Written by Marsha Buehler Monday, 15 September 2014 16:44

live zac-brown_smIn his signature stocking cap, Brown owned every song he sang, tickling his guitar strings with finesse and expertise.

 

KISS/Def Leppard | 08.28.14

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Written by Jim Ousley Wednesday, 03 September 2014 22:56

live KISS_smWith classic songs like “Shout It Out Loud,” “Lick It Up,” and “Calling Dr. Love,” who needs deep cuts?

   

Islands | 08.31.14

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Written by Nik Cameron Wednesday, 03 September 2014 22:32

live Islands

The singer had a guitar around his neck that Jack White would proudly sling.

 

El Monstero | 08.23.14

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Written by Marc Farr Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:56

live El-MonsteroThis was a fantastic show, truly worth sitting outside in the sweltering heat.

   

Bleachers | 08.21.14

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Written by Marc Farr Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:51

live bleachers_smAs quickly as their star is rising, Bleachers, if they do tour again, will be playing bigger venues.

 

Gemini Syndrome | 08.20.14

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Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 23 August 2014 15:04

gemsyndrome sqThe days of being a well-kept secret are over for Gemini Syndrome; it is likely we will not see them in such an intimate setting again.

   

Strand of Oaks | 08.21.14

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Written by Mike Koehler Saturday, 23 August 2014 15:00

strandof sqThe band channeled their anger and bitterness of this incident into their performance; turning a very negative into a very strong positive.

 

David Gray | 08.20.14

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 22 August 2014 00:00

IMG 4689 75He often waved his arms like a crazed preacher, and we all clapped and sang along like a faithful congregation.

   

REO Speedwagon/ Chicago | 8.8.14

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Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:26

Chicago-REO 75It seemed more like a really good Chicago tribute band than the real thing.

 

Kings of Leon | 7.31.14

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Written by Bruce Matlock Friday, 08 August 2014 18:49

LeAnn-Rimes 75Caleb Followill quickly noted that if the birds did return they’d just have to “tough it out.”

   

LeAnn Rimes | 8.2.14

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Written by Jim Ryan Wednesday, 06 August 2014 09:13

LeAnn-Rimes 75She doesn't require flashy sets or outrageous costumes to entertain.

 

Panic! at the Disco | 07.26.14

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 30 July 2014 19:56

live panic_smPanic! is well loved by its fans, and the packed house at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre was proof of that.

   

Man or Astro-man? | 07.16.14

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:47

live man-or-astroman_75

This is the stuff good club gigs are made of.

 

Sick Puppies/Three Days Grace | 07.20.14

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Written by Megan Washausen Wednesday, 23 July 2014 01:00

TDG-and-Sick-Puppies 75Things got interesting real fast when opening act Adelitas Way began their portion of the show by insulting The Point, the alternative radio station sponsoring the event.

   

Journey/Steve Miller Band | 07.11.14

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 14 July 2014 12:41

live journey_smAs the lights came up and the crowd streamed out the front gates, fans were still singing.

 

311 | 07.04.14

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Written by Greg Artime Monday, 14 July 2014 12:29

live 311-75311, The Urge, and the Wailers threw a great Independence Day party, complete with fireworks.

   

Sarah McLachlan | 07.06.14

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Wednesday, 09 July 2014 22:32

profile-sarahAn unforgettably familiar ambiance conveyed familiarity and a whole new level of comfort to her show.

 

Cloud Cult | 06.26.14

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Written by Janet Rhoads Monday, 30 June 2014 13:43

live cloud-cult_smI sound like a member of a cult, but I happily drink that Kool-Aid.

   

Neon Trees | 06.26.14

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 30 June 2014 13:28

live neon-trees-smNeon Trees is about to graduate to the big time, indeed.

 

Peter Murphy | 06.24.14

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Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 26 June 2014 19:59

live peter-murphy_smHe offered some examples of the acrobat of years past, but mostly restricted himself to pogoing, posing, and a few stretches of his long, limber body.

   

Lauryn Hill | 06.18.14

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Written by Alexy Irving Monday, 23 June 2014 13:20

Lauryn-Hill 75Once I heard the guitar riffs playing for "To Zion" I burst into tears.

 

Boston w/The Doobie Brothers | 06.20.14

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 23 June 2014 10:43

live boston sm2Boston’s seven members were riding high Friday night, proficiency ever apparent.

   

Stryper | 06.17.14

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Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 18 June 2014 21:53

live stryper_75Long known and loved for their use of harmony, both on guitar and vocally, their heavenly harmonies rang through the Wildey Theatre like voices from the angels themselves.

 

The Faint | 06.12.14

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Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 14 June 2014 12:28

The Faint soon found its groove by slipping into what the crowd wanted: songs from its Saddle Creek heyday.

   

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