Monthly Archives: December 2014

CLASSIC CONCERT: Paul Carrack’s Noise to Go featuring Nick Lowe @ Bonham Exchange / San Antonio, TX / October 7, 1982

  Nick Lowe’s tenure with Rockpile must have found him comfortable sharing the spotlight with a musical mate like Dave Edmunds. For when that band’s members went their separate ways in 1981, Lowe’s next band featured another singing partner with a pop music legacy. In 1982, Lowe teamed up with keyboardist Paul Carrack in a […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Madison Square Garden (No Nukes) / New York, NY / September 21-22, 1979

On New Year’s Day 1979, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band concluded their seven-month Darkness on the Edge of Town tour, one of the greatest in rock history. Laying low since then, it was quite exciting to hear that in late September Bruce and the boys would reconvene for the two No Nukes shows […]

Hamell on Trial @ The Basement / Nashville TN / December 11, 2014

For almost 20 years, I followed Hamell on Trial’s every record. Never though was I in the right place at the right time to see (Ed) Hamell perform live. This night at Nashville’s best-sounding little room, I finally got the chance to see the mightiest one-man act in show business open for another solo performer, […]

Rock Bands Who May Never Die

While in training to become a music nerd in the mid-70s, I went to see 50’s doo-wop vocal group The Platters. What I did not know was that this was only one of several bands then touring the country using that name. Not one of them featured a single original member of The Platters. Today, […]

R.I.P.: Ian McLagan

It has been a tough week for Rolling Stones’ sidemen now with the passing of The Small Faces / Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan. Following the death of sax player Bobby Keys, British-born McLagan died in his longtime home of Austin, Texas at age 69 after suffering a stroke. After the Faces disbanded in 1975, McLagan […]

R.I.P.: Bobby Keys

Sad new today that Bobby Keys has died at age 70. Undoubtedly one of the greatest, if not the greatest, rock saxophonist of all time. I was so blessed that in addition to seeing Bobby play with the Rolling Stones in enormous stadiums, I also got to see him up close and personal. In the […]