Category On The Road

ON THE ROAD: Buster Poindexter @ The Loft at City Winery / New York, NY / March 15, 2019

It remarkably had been over 25 years since I last saw Buster Poindexter perform. In the meantime, I had seen his non-alter-ego, David Johansen, do several laid-back shows to the accompaniment of just his guitarist, Brian Koonin. After a recent blog journey down memory lane about Buster, I was therefore more than thrilled to have […]

ON THE ROAD: Richard Barone & Glenn Mercer @ The Loft at City Winery / New York, NY / March 15, 2019

You couldn’t flatter me more than by calling me a music geek. As a bonafide geek, my greatest source of pride are the cherished songs and records in my collection that most ordinary folks have never heard of. Listening to them is one thing but getting to hear any of these old songs performed live […]

ON THE ROAD: Springsteen On Broadway @ The Walter Kerr Theatre / New York, NY / August 18, 2018

Bruce Springsteen has always been a great story-teller. During his concerts in the mid to late 70s, we all looked forward to his “fabled monologs” that casually made their way into the middle of songs. I always felt cheated if I didn’t get at least two good stories at each show. These tall tales for […]

ON THE ROAD: The Alarm @ Electric Ballroom / Camden Town, London, UK / May 20, 2017

Welsh band The Alarm achieved some modest stateside success in the 80s. Americans heard the band’s great inspiring music at home on their MTV and live in concert through prominent supporting slots on tours with U2, The Pretenders and Bob Dylan. But, to say that the band was forgotten on this side of the pond […]

ON THE ROAD: Shout Out Louds @ The Lock Tavern / Camden Town, London, UK / May 18, 2017

After releasing a few notable records, Swedish indie-pop band Shout Out Louds went away from the music scene for a few years. The quintet is now back together, and prior to a Friday festival appearance in Brighton, the band warmed up with two low-key shows at tiny London venues. The first night was at a […]

ON THE ROAD: Colvin & Earle @ City Winery / New York, NY / June 10, 2016

The first I heard of the Shawn Colin and Steve Earle collaboration was at one of Steve’s career-spanning solo shows during his January residency at Nashville’s City Winery. Closing with one of their newly co-written songs, “Tell Moses,” I found the news of this new musical partnership quite surprising. I have been somewhat dismissive about […]

ON THE ROAD: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Schottenstein Center / Columbus, OH / April 12, 2016

I was truly blessed to see a reprise (with a nice space in between) of Springsteen’s River Tour in Columbus after having seen it February in Louisville. Unexpectedly, this show turned out to be of particular interest since it was Bruce’s first after his much-publicized North Carolina boycott. Outside of him appearing well-rested, there was […]