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Steve Miller Band: Welcome To The Vault

Read "Welcome To The Vault" reviewed by Doug Collette

Ostentatious it may seem at a glance, the superficially lavish packaging of Welcome to the Vault may to a great extent allay the skepticism in a knowledgeable music lover all too aware of the multiplicity of previously-issued collections/anthologies of the Steve Miller Band. Above and below a large 3D-rendering of the 'Pegasus" logo, the silver embossed ...

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ZZ Top and Cheap Trick with special guest Marquise Knox at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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ZZ Top and Cheap Trick with special guest Marquise Knox
The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
50th Anniversary Tour
Wantagh, NY
September 19, 2019

When the Little Ol' Band From Texas, Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Famers, ZZ Top tours, fans can expect a night of fun featuring blues, ...

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Joe Bonamassa at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Joe Bonamassa
The NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, New York
March 22, 2019

Joe Bonamassa was a child prodigy. The blues guitarist opened for B.B. King at 12-years-old. He has shared the stage with artists such as Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Stephen Stills, Warren Haynes, Blondie ...

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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

Read "Modern Lore" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

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 ...