2013 has been one of celebration for Milton Nascimento. Besides celebrating his 71st birthday on 26 October, Milton has been commemorating his 50-year career as a musician that began with the EP Barulho de Trem recorded in Belo Horizonte in 1963. If the London installment of Milton’s tour 50 Anos de Carreira—Uma Travessia [50-Year Career—A Traverse] is any indication of his vibrancy, then I expect to see many more commemorations to come.
When Sammy Hagar and The Wabos hit the stage at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA, you could instantly tell from the grin on his face that he loves what he’s doing – making music and playing live.
Alice Cooper made a grand entrance at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in NJ this past Saturday, appearing on stage amidst a curtain of fireworks to his opening song, “Hello Hooray.”
Heavy metal was alive and well at BB King’s night club in the heart of New York’s Times Square on Friday night, where veterans rockers Saxon, put on an explosive show. Back in the ‘80s, when the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was a musical force not to be reckoned with; you would be taking your life in your hands walking down 42nd Street, as it was lined with head shops, porn theaters, and drug dealers.
One of the nation’s stalwart summer tour favorites, The Doobie Brothers brought their extensive catalog of hits to the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia, for an evening of feel good rock and roll that spans generations of fans.
Lollapalooza 2013 didn’t have a whole lot to offer for metal fans outside of Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails on Friday night, but Savannah, GA’s Baroness made Saturday a lot heavier when they threw down at the Petrillo Stage.
At Lollapalooza 2013, the Postal Service played their second to last show ever, with the last being a Lollapalooza after party the next day. You’d think this would make everybody sad, to be losing such an iconic band, but we really lost the Postal Service years ago. The recent tour, culminating in these two nights at Lollapalooza 2013, has just been a bonus that no one expected.
I walked up to the Mowgli’s set at Lollapalooza 2013 in a normal mood, not knowing who the heck they were. A friend told me to check them out, so I decided I’d give ‘em a shot. By the time the Mowgli’s were done with me, I was giddy, practically skipping to the next act on my schedule.
It was a beautiful sunny day at the Solberg Airport in Readington, N.J., on Saturday, July 27th, for the 2013 QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning.
Bret Michaels and his band rolled into NYC on Friday July 26th to pay tribute to the Men and Woman of the Military and 9/11 First Responders by playing live on the Fox and Friend’s Summer Concert Series.