Luke Spiller of the Struts: probably rock’s most commanding frontman since Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, and Steven Tyler in their prime.
When the 80-year-old Judy Collins, who sang at Newport in the 1960s, declares the current weekend to be “historic,” you had to believe her.
Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual art, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.
The Rolling Stones were still up there, sounding vital, and that alone delivered satisfaction.
Saturday’s performance made up for a rain delay withthe longest single set since the band’s millennium-greeting Everglades marathon.
Wilco went all-in this year for a personal bond, inviting internet-culled winners onstage for live-band karaoke with the group.
The guy who once seemed dangerous and mysterious as frontman for Jane’s Addiction proved earnestly accessible to fans.
The best (or worst, depending on your preferences) aspect to Boston Calling has become its attention to youth-centric subcultures that have blown mainstream in DJs/electronic music and hip-hop.