Tag Archives: War Memorial Auditorium

Mavis Staples: War Memorial Auditorium / Nashville TN / September 25, 2013

Thinking back about my youth, I plead guilty to foolishly narrowing my musical tastes. By the time I reached my late teens, I graduated from Top Forty AM radio to the hipper, rock sounds found on the FM dial. But, for many years I just got stuck there. In doing so, I had no respect […]

The Psychedelic Furs @ War Memorial Auditorium / Nashville TN / August 1, 2013

Mention to someone that you are going to see English rock band The Psychedelic Furs, and they will rattle off these three songs: “Pretty in Pink,” “Love My Way,” and “The Ghost in You.” Everyone knows “Pink” from when it was hijacked and re-recorded as the featured song to the 1986 John Hughes film of […]

Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys @ War Memorial Auditorium / Nashville TN / June 22, 2013

Having recently seen Los Lobos at the Franklin Theatre, I was ready to pass on this show featuring three Latin artists whose common bond is that they are each more popular with non-Hispanic audiences. But, after experiencing Alejandro Escovedo’s live set earlier this year in New York City, I made a promise to never again […]

The Zombies: War Memorial Auditorium / Nashville TN / March 10, 2013

My friends naturally thought I’d be watching the Walking Dead on TV when I mentioned “zombies” in the context of my plans for last Sunday evening. Rather, I was referring to the great 60’s British Invasion hit makers, “The Zombies.” The band made their return Nashville engagement to a somewhat sparse crowd at the War […]

Dave Mason Unplugged: War Memorial Auditorium / Nashville TN / February 23, 2013

Surprise guests are common at shows in Music City and last night’s performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason’s acoustic trio was no exception. While I briefly pondered the unlikely reunion of Dave with the only other surviving member of Traffic, Nashville-area resident Stevie Winwood, it was another local resident that got […]