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Cheap Trick with Aaron Lee Tasjan at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Cheap Trick with Aaron Lee Tasjan
The NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
March 2, 2019

Cheap Trick has been delivering an arena/classic rock, hard rock, punk, modern rock and touch of blues mélange that consciously pays homage to Beatlesque pop. For well over 40 years, Rick Nielsen ...

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Julian Lage: Love Hurts

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By the release of Modern Lore (Mack Avenue, 2018), Julian Lage had fully established his very own style of modern jazz, one arising directly from his approach to the electric guitar. Justifiably proud of what he's accomplished to date, yet not content to rest on his laurels, Lage stretches himself on Love Hurts, simultaneously freshening the ...

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The Long Ryders: Psychedelic Country Soul

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The Long Ryders remained on the periphery of the so-called Paisley Underground of the '80s, resting virtually alone in the “cowpunk" niche until Uncle Tupelo appeared in the next decade under the aegis of “alternative country." Shepherded by Coal Porters member and Million Dollar Bash author Sid Griffin, The Long Ryders have periodically regrouped for brief ...

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters at Forest Hills Stadium

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters with Special Guests Sheryl Crow and Seth Lakeman
Forest Hills Stadium
Forest Hills, NY
June 13, 2018

There isn't much that hasn't already been said about Robert Plant. Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock 'n' roll. ...

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Duane Betts: Sketches of American Music

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It's a daunting task just to follow in the footsteps of a bonafide legend of American music, in the case of Duane Betts, his father Dickey, co-founder, guitarist and major composer for the Allman Brothers Band. But the offspring is taking his sweet time enaging in follow-up on that estimable legacy of Southern rock with this ...

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Julian Lage: Modern Lore

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As a young guitar prodigy, Julian Lage often went to gigs at the Bay Area jazz club Yoshi's. There he would sit up front, put his head on stage and watch admiringly. Backing his early heroes at Yoshi's were two musicians who now form a trio with Lage. Double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen ...

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Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul at the Paramount

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Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul
The Paramount
Huntington, NY
October 4, 2017

Ace sideman, actor, disc jockey, label chief, social activist, philanthropist, solo superstar. There really is nothing that Little Steven can't do. Born Steven Lento in Boston, MA in 1950. He lived in Watertown, MA until 1957, when ...

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The 2017 Laid Back Festival: In The Spirit of Gregg Allman at The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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The 2017 Laid Back Festival: In The Spirit of Gregg Allman
The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, NY
September 24, 2017

Gregg Allman co-founded and curated the inaugural Laid Back Festival. That festival began as a single day celebration in August of 2015 and was held at the Jones ...

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The 2016 Laid Back Festival Featuring Gregg Allman, Jason Isbell, America, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Orleans, Devon Allman and Levon

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Gregg Allman, Jason Isbell, America, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Orleans, Devon Allman and Levon
The 2016 Laid Back Festival
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, NY
July 23, 2016

Starting out as the creative collaboration between Gregg Allman and Live Nation, the Laid Back Festival began ...

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Grace Potter at the Paramount

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Grace Potter
The Paramount
Huntington, NY
December 10, 2015

Grace Potter's performance on Thursday, December 10th at the Paramount in the tony Long Island town of Huntington, NY was a high energy performance much akin to a tent show revival. The audience members all came to worship and by the end ...