Monthly Archives: March 2014

CLASSIC CONCERT: The Everly Brothers @ Majestic Theatre / San Antonio, TX / September 24, 1993

During the 80’s and 90’s when I lived there, San Antonio offered some unique and exciting sounds of its own. In addition, many great Texas acts performed in town. There were serious dry spells, however, when it came to touring acts, or “road shows,” as Texans like to call them. Things improved in late 80’s […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Rockpile @ The Palladium / New York, NY / August 20, 1979

In late 1976, Manhattan’s Academy of Music on East 14th Street changed its name to The Palladium. Throughout the 70’s, this former movie theater served as a prominent concert venue hosting many great shows under both names in the City. Sadly, the Palladium was converted to a nightclub in the 80’s and later demolished in […]

ON THE ROAD: Willie Nile @ Outpost in the Burbs / Montclair NJ / January 10, 2014

“Willie Nile is so good I can’t believe he’s not from New Jersey!” —Little Steven Van Zandt Since his 1980 self-titled debut, I have loosely followed and enjoyed East Coast singer-songwriter Willie Nile’s recorded output. Nineteen eighty was also the year I left Jersey. It took me over thirty years to finally see him live […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: The Who @ The Capitol Theatre / Passaic, NJ / September 10, 1979

In the late 70s, the Capitol in Passaic was widely acknowledged as one of the premier small theater music venues in the nation. The converted movie house in downtown Passaic was a place that everyone wanted to play—including artists whose stature supported a much larger capacity venue. In 1978, the Capitol was on a roll […]

What If They Were Still Alive Night in Nashville

NASHVILLE SCENE / MARCH 6—MARCH 11 / SATURDAY 8 ____________________________________________________________________ POP / ROCK 3RD & LINDSLEY: 818 3rd Ave., 259-9891. Ian Dury & the Blockheads, 9 p.m., $25 THE 5 SPOT: 1006 Forrest Ave., 650-9333. Gene Clark, 8 p.m., $5 THE BASEMENT: 1604 8th Ave. S., 254-8006. Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, 9 p.m., […]