Well, maybe this isn’t the last time. Maybe this isn’t the last tour. Maybe they’ll be around for a few more years at least. And why the hell not? The Stones have still got it, and they’re almost worth the money.
Just every week this summer boasts at least one show of note at venues large and small in and around Boston. Here are ten that are worthy of a special mention.
“Gonna Make a Record in the Month of May” — May 2013 and Why This Year Already Beats 2012
Palma Violets are the greatest live band I’ve ever seen. I’m not backing down from that.
Vampire Weekend may hail from New York City, but with their boat shoes, button downs, and lyrics like, “Irish and proud, baby, naturally/But you got the luck of a Kennedy,” Massachusetts is their true spiritual home.
The best rock biopics, like “24 Hour Party People,” “I’m Not There,” and “The Doors,” aren’t afraid to get a little weird, even if it means throwing verifiable facts to the wind.
There was probably no better summing up of Woodstock Nation than the lines, “Sometimes, I feel, like a motherless child/A long ways from my home.”
The emotional peak of the entire night was Bob Dylan’s gently understated performance of “What Good Am I?” from 1989’s Oh Mercy.
It was while watching the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament that I stumbled upon an interesting trend: non-American rock music being used in American advertising campaigns.
Is it country? Is it rock? When it’s good, is there really a difference?