Let's go to the circus! We'll take the kids, load 'em up with cheesy-pretzels and soda and we'll all sing along with "Fat-Bottomed Girls!" As much as I adored Queen in the olden days, such was the feel of this show. Yeah, Brian May carried it, with Roger Taylor giving a poundingly-majestic performance. But that don't feed the admiral's cat, as they say. I'm biased. Paul … [Read more...]
Concert & Music Reviews
Read reviews of various concerts around the Philadelphia area.
You think you took your life in your hands in the NIN mosh pit? Try a Pogues concert. That is, if you can score tickets. The current tour (2006) of the U.S. has the band in fine form-presenting Irish folk and drinking songs in punk-jig fashion. The members of the band are consummate musicians and entertainers. I never saw them before, but had heard some of their music. Sure … [Read more...]
The Fab Faux is a Beatles Tribute band. This is all I knew when my friend Mike suggested we see them at Webster Hall in the Bowery (NYC). I was expecting something good (tickets were $40) but I wasn't expecting something so phenomenally over-the-top! Imagine: Seeing a band perform all those really complicated (late era) Beatles songs that were so multi-tracked that it … [Read more...]
Billy Corgan played the Electric Factory June 25 and rocked! I'd been a huge fan of Smashing Pumpkins since the early '90s but have never seen them play live, so I was quite happy to finally have the opportunity. The news on the town is that Billy's looking to reunite the Pumpkins. Details are scanty and he's been oh so cryptic about what exactly he means. Yes, just a few … [Read more...]
I just got back from this intense show, and while there were numerous sound difficulties, Trent Reznor and company still managed to pull off an amazing performance. I arrived at the Electric Factory around 8PM semi interested in catching the opening band. This was my fourth NIN concert and all previous bands they played with (Marilyn Manson in 94, David Bowie in 95, and A … [Read more...]