October 2, 2013 - When you go see Bruce Hornsby and his band, The Noisemakers, it's a sure thing that you will get a tight, entertaining and memorable show. The fun of seeing Hornsby on his frequent solo outings is you never know what will happen, but it's always guaranteed to be interesting.
September 24, 2013 - While the line-up of marquee artists was not as robust as in previous years, Farm Aid 2013 made up for it with passionate performances amid pleas on behalf of U.S. farmers who are facing a perfect storm of environmental challenges, increased factory farm competition and apparent government ambivalence.
September 17, 2013 - Iron Maiden wrapped up the final U.S. leg of their "Maiden England Tour" with a show they appropriately named 'The Battle of San Bernardino' last Friday (9/13), and once again made it quite apparent just why they continue to pack venues on a regular basis, despite not having released a new record in over three years.
September 4, 2013 - For fans of America's pioneering rock and roll groups, the biggest news since last year's Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour was revealed earlier this year when it was announced that all four original members of The Rascals would hit the road, bringing their diverse and often blissfully optimistic catalog to concert halls nationwide this summer.
August 27, 2013 - Steely Dan can, at turns, serve up densely-chorded adult pop standards; barely-controlled, jazzy chaotic experimentations or funk-ribbed workouts. Sunday night's show at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles gave all the Dan faces room to run, and it was a great combo.
August 12, 2013 - Listening to each of the 18 Black Sabbath numbers -- as three of its four original members took the stage Thursday (8/8) at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena -- fans of the genre could easily extract many musical stylings that served as foundation blocks for thousands of heavy metal acts that have come along since.
July 30, 2013 - This year's Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park in Bridgeport (CT) was blessed with some of the best overall weather in recent memory, as temps in the low to mid 80s and a gentle offshore breeze mixed with the exciting array of musicians that graced the Vibes three stages.
June 27, 2013 - Patty Griffin's set at the Wiltern Theatre on Tuesday night proved a tour de force, gently focused on her recent album but well-stocked with deep cuts that resonated with a loyal crowd.