Category On The Road

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 […]

ON THE ROAD: Hamilton Park House Concerts / Staten Island, NY / Jill Sobule (March 19, 2016) and James Maddock (March 20, 2016)

Those who know me know of my frequent trips home to see my parents In New Jersey. In addition to the quality family time, the evenings usually offer me time to exploit the New York area for my two passions: pizza and music. New York music plans start at http://www.pollstar.com, and this time the site […]

Seven Things I Want to Tell the Boss after Seeing the River Tour: Bruce Springsteen / Yum Center / Louisville, KY / February 21, 2016

After travelling up the road from Music City to Louisville to see a River Tour show, here are a few things I’d like to tell Bruce. What you are doing is incredible! The fact that you are performing The River album in its entirety 35-years after its release is remarkable. This is analogous to hearing […]

ON THE ROAD: Light of Day Winterfest 2016: Bob’s Birthday Bash @ Paramount Theatre / Asbury Park, NJ / January 16, 2016

It was “Sweet Sixteen” all the way for New Jersey’s annual series of benefit concerts to raise funds for the fight against Parkinson’s disease. The 16th annual event also happened to be held on the 16th day of the 16th year of the current century. In addition to a number of smaller shows happening around […]