Monthly Archives: June 2015

ON THE ROAD: Elvis Costello: Cliffs Pavilion / Southend-on-Sea, England / June 4, 2015

For me, this show on EC’s UK Detour tour was a last minute, unplanned and unexpected adventure that was nearly derailed by a threatened train strike. But in the end, the hour’s journey east from London’s Fenchurch Street Station to the banks of the muddy North Sea led to a delightful evening of entertainment from […]

The Rolling Stones @ LP Field / Nashville TN / June 17, 2015

In honor of the number of shows that the Stones will be doing on their current tour, here are 15 things I want to tell you about last night’s Rolling Stones show in Music City: The current Stones extravaganza is called the Zip Code Tour. LP Field is in 37213. As with other cities, the […]

The Who Hits 50 @ Bridgestone Arena / Nashville TN / May 11, 2015

How about taking a look at the current status of the four key British Invasion bands from the 60s: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Who. When it comes to creating new music, Paul McCartney is perhaps the only one from this bunch that regularly issues new music. (His choice though of […]

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts @ Bridgestone Arena / Nashville TN / May 11, 2015

Seeing Joan Jett and her Blackhearts open for The Who at the Bridgestone may go down as the most pleasant surprise of my musical year. Song after song, Joan and her band rocked the Arena with crisp-and fresh sounding renderings of every recording of hers that you almost forget about. (How could I have not […]

An Elvis Costello Tour of London: Part One “The Factory Tour”

Like with any major city, a trip to the great city of London can be greatly enhanced by taking a guided tour. They come in all genres, and rock music fans have several general ones to choose from as well as some specific to The Beatles. In all likelihood, I doubt that there will ever […]