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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Bruce Hornsby live

    Bruce Hornsby brought his solo show to Tucson’s Fox Theatre on Nov. 30. This was a solo show in the purest form, Hornsby and a piano. There was no set list. His guests were the fans that filled the theatre. It was a night filled with two hours of conversation and brilliant musical improvisations...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Paula Abdul live

    Paula Abdul dazzled Tucson with her “Straight Up Paula!” tour as the headliner for the Fox Theatre Foundation’s Chasing Rainbows Gala. The gala is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit theatre. The show and tour is Abdul’s first tour in 25 years. The show was a sketch of Abdul’s life and her show...
  • Paulina Rubio roars through hits, reps Mexico at Arizona State Fair concert

    Paulina Rubio roars through hits, reps Mexico at Arizona State Fair concert

    Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio brought her greatest hits to the Arizona State Fair on Oct. 19. In a lead-up to her upcoming Deseo Tour, she took to the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum for a special performance. La Chica Dorada (The Golden Girl), as she’s famously known by, appeared with a simple...
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    5 reasons to see Hudson Taylor live

    Dublin based Irish brothers duo, Hudson Taylor, just came off of a whirlwind North America tour in support of fellow Irish artist, Hozier. The start of their San Diego performance started off, expectedly, fairly slow, as most people, if not all, were just eagerly waiting for the main act. But by the...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see I’m With Her live

    I’m With Her’s show Monday night at Tucson’s Fox Theatre was an example of stunning female harmony in singing and virtuosity. The review could stop with that one sentence, but Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan (pronounced ee-fuh) deserve much more to be said about their highly...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see O.A.R. live

    O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) headlined day two of the Oro Valley Music Festival in 2018. The festival was sponsored by local iHeart Radio stations, 97.1/The Bull and My 92.9 and this was its fourth year.  Day one of the festival was an exercise in turning lemons into lemonade with torrential rain...
  • Emily Korn

    5 reasons to see Lykke Li live

    It’s been roughly a decade since Lykke Li landed as an international indie-pop sweetheart, with the release of her debut album Youth Novels (LL Recordings, 2008). Her illustrious career has scored her numerous accolades (including award nominations and favorable reviews from the likes of Pitchfork...
  • Ryan Smith

    5 reasons to see Modest Mouse live

    You know them, you love them. What is it that makes Modest Mouse so popular? It's hard to put your finger on, if only because they sound like no one else, and therefore defy categorization. From their humble origins in Issaquah, Washington to their time as scrappy indie upstarts through mainstream...
  • Neurosis and Converge slay a sold out crowd in SF

    Neurosis and Converge slay a sold out crowd in SF

    Wednesday, July 11, In what was a must catch tour for any self-respecting metal-head, Bay Area-based Sludge masters Neurosis played with Hardcore icons from Salem, Mass. Converge. The East coast meets West coast, Stoner vs Mathcore pairing created an easily sold out show at the Great American Music...
  • Emily Korn

    Phoenix residency enthralls New York City

    The French indie pop-rock band Phoenix rose to prominence nearly 20 years ago and have remained au courant since then. Their relevance is evidenced by 6 studio-length albums and songs like “1901” and “If I Ever Feel Better” concurrently in heavy rotation on playlists around the world despite having...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to catch Shakey Graves’ live show

    Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known by his stage name, Shakey Graves, performed with a full band at least part of the show for Tucson fans at the Rialto Theatre on June 20. Triple-digit heat did not stop the singer and his band from donning a suit and tie for the performance. Opener Lauren Ruth...
  • Concert Review: Lights dazzles in Detroit

    Concert Review: Lights dazzles in Detroit

    Canadian singer/songwriter Lights brought her We Were Here Tour to Detroit on Friday, Mar. 9 where she hit the stage at Saint Andrews Hall. Fellow Canadian DCF and Australian alternative pop trio Chase Atlantic opened the show. DCF kicked things off with a steady mix of electronic pop as he happily...
  • Kishi Bashi sails into the Bluebird Theatre

    Kishi Bashi sails into the Bluebird Theatre

    Kishi Bashi played to an enamored full-house Sunday night at the Bluebird Theatre. The sold-out crowd hung on the multi-instrumentalist’s every beautiful note, collaborating on choruses and showing heartfelt gratitude whenever possible. Bashi, full name Kaoru Ishibashi, was in the midst of a...
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    Elton John brings 'Love' to Moline

    Taking a break from his Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace, Elton John filled the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill., last night for a show chock full of his greatest hits. The 70-year-old entertainer might not be fleet of foot, but his nimble fingers and near flawless vocals were a welcome treat...
  • Sherri Crawford, Loud Girl Media

    Concert Review: ZZ Top wows Wilson Center on Tonnage Tour

    Classic rock legends ZZ Top rocked Wilmington, N.C.'s, Wilson Center Thursday night, serving the sold-out crowd a night not soon forgot. The power trio from Texas delivered nearly 90 minutes of unadulterated blues-rock and boogie, minus any frills. Lauded frequently with crowd roars, and more, ZZ...
  • Marilyn Manson live at the Hammerstein Ballroom on September 30th, 2017.

    Marilyn Manson live at Hammerstein Ballroom

    It's hard to introduce Marilyn Manson, in part because he needs no introduction. Manson is, and will always be, an icon in music history. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who isn't familiar with the artist's oeuvre or at the very least his name--a pop culture synergy of Marilyn Monroe's and...
  • Ed Sheeran dazzles Detroit: 7 takeaways from the 'Perfect' singer's Motor City show

    Ed Sheeran dazzles Detroit: 7 takeaways from the 'Perfect' singer's Motor City show

    Ed Sheeran played a sold-out show to screaming masses last night, (Sept. 27), at Detroit’s sparkling new Little Caesar’s Arena. His good pal and co-headliner James Blunt hit the stage at 7:30 and properly pumped everyone up with self-deprecating jokes about knowing how everyone was just “there to...
  • Lil Yachty sets sail at the Ogden Theatre

    Lil Yachty sets sail at the Ogden Theatre

    The preternaturally gleeful Lil Yachty brought his upbeat presence to the Ogden Theatre Tuesday night, drenching the crowd—both figuratively and literally—with a nautical themed celebration. Touring in support of his recently released debut studio album, Teenage Emotions, Yachty played a mix of old...
  • Foreigner rocks with 40th anniversary show in Pittsburgh

    Foreigner rocks with 40th anniversary show in Pittsburgh

    The summer concert season is often packed with classic acts entertaining fans of all ages, but for rock band Foreigner, this one is a little different--the band is celebrating their 40th anniversary, and they're doing it in style. Pittsburgh-area fans saw that firsthand with the band's stop last...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: White Denim and The Revivalists deliver one-two punch with Central Park performance

    The audience that packed Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on Thursday night weren’t the typical set of concert goers. Most folks who find themselves within the psychedelic and/or jam music scene usually are anything but typical. The more adventurous crowd got just what they were looking for as the...
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