Live Show Reviews

Dustbowl Revival, City Winery, New York

Photos by Arnie Goodman There aren’t many groups that could cut into a precious four-day weekend, but Dustbowl Revival makes the short list. Though there’s only one female member in … Read more

Patti Smith throws a birthday party

Photos By Ehud Lazin Legends Patti Smith and Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) threw a little public party at New York City’s City Winery for Smith’s daughter, Jesse Paris Smith, who just … Read more

U2 at MetLife Stadium, NYC

The band faltered a bit a couple years ago, but playing Joshua Tree live, they’re as brilliant as ever. Photos by Ehud Lazin

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Photos by Chuck Gilmore It was an incredible show in a beautiful, open-air auditorium nestled in the woods outside of Brevard, NC. Ricky Skaggs fired up the mountain with his … Read more

BottleRock Festival, Napa, CA

Photos by Ana Gibert I’ve been covering music festivals for 14 years (Coachella, Bonnaroo, Americana, SXSW, etc.), but BottleRock goes the extra mile—or two. Wine, food and song got equal … Read more

Soulive at Brooklyn Bowl

Photos by Lou Montesano For two weeks each year, Soulive takes up residency at Brooklyn Bowl for a series of shows that has become known as “Bowlive.” The core Soulive … Read more

Firefly Festival, Friday, June 16

The behemoth festival that dwarfs not only the capital city of Dover, Delaware (pop. 37,000), but most other festivals as well, settled in with headliners 21 Pilots, Bob Dylan, Weezer, … Read more

North Mississippi Allstars, Bowery Ballroom

Photos by Lou Montesano The esteemed blues-rock monster North Mississippi Allstars features the spine-crunching, foot-tapping explorations of the Brothers Dickinson, Luther (guitars and vocals) and Cody (drums, keyboards, guitar and … Read more