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Belle and Sebastian at Radio City: Concert Review

7:18 PM PDT 6/11/2015 by John DeFore Glaswegian indie darlings bring out the pipers, dancers as well as the hits. “Girls in peacetime want to dance,” asserts the title of Belle and Sebastian’s new album, and dance they did at Radio City Music Hall: Every few songs the band was joined by four women guitarists Stevie ...

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Will Butler at the Troubadour: Concert Review

6:18 PM PDT 5/28/2015 by Cheryl Cheng When comedian Jo Firestone, the opener for Will Butler’s solo debut at Los Angeles landmark the Troubadour on Wednesday night (May 27), gave a brief introduction of the evening, she described a day in the future when those very audience members will tell their grandchildren what it was like to be there. Fans ...

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U2 at the Forum: Concert Review

To the question of whether Wednesday night’s U2 show was demonstrably more emotional than usual in response to the death that morning of longtime tour manager Dennis Sheehan, you’d almost have to ask: How would you know, exactly? If the Stones long ago locked down the phrase “world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band,” U2 is the world’s most heart-on-sleeve rock ...

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The Who at Barlays Center: Concert Review

Fifty years after their debut album, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend prove they’ve still got the goods, even if they’re a little crankier for the wear. For someone who recently declared that he doesn’t enjoy performing, Pete Townshend sure puts on a pretty good front … an “Eminence Front,” if you will. Performing a two-hour, hits-heavy set as part of ...

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