The Who front man Roger Daltrey famously swings his microphone chord. (Photo by Ben Fogletto/Press of Atlantic City)
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their 1973 rock opera “Quadrophenia,” The Who brought their album around the world with them.
On February 22, they stopped in Atlantic City to play the historic Boardwalk Hall, a very appropriate venue for the beach scenery of the second half of the album.
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend, the two surviving members of one of Britain’s greatest rock acts of all time, took old Who fans on a trip down memory lane while bring one of their greatest albums to life for a newer generation of Who fans.
The show started off with the classic crashing of the waves and little teases from the rest of the album. It then spun into a bit of a Who highlight reel with “My Generation” and a couple other 60′s Who songs playing in the background before Daltrey screamed, “Can you see the real me, can you? Can you?!”
Hey guys, wanted to let you all know I will be doing a third installment of my “40 for Lent” project.
Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, and I will be listening to a different album each day. It will be either new music, and album I haven’t touched in a long time or something requested by you, my readers and friends.
I won’t be doing any long, extensive posts on the albums this year since I’m so busy with running TCL Flyers. I will created a page later today and start filling in the days for each album.
Today’s album will be “Boys and Girls” by the Alabama Shakes. The album came out last year.
Have a great day everyone. Off to get my ashes!
March 29 – Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
My first Bruce show. Such a life-altering evening seeing the legendary E Street Band and one of the greatest song writers in rock n’ roll history. Bruce rocked the house, and the E Street Band gave me an experience I will never forget.
June 15 – Phish
Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ
My second Phish show (Camden 2010 was my first). It was a very groovy night. Atmosphere was so fun, and the amount of good beer consumed by me was great. The first set was very spontaneous and weird, but the second set was possibly the highlight of the weekend. A sick Twist > Piper as well as a memorable David Bowie with all the teases made the second set one of the best 90 minutes of music I ever witnessed.
DMB in Philly on December 22, 2012 (Photo via deandmb.phanfare.com)
After over two decades of touring, a certain standard is held in the eyes of the Dave Matthews Band fanbase in regards to their beloved band.
Philadelphia’s show was that standard.
On December 22, DMB finished their mini 15-show tour in the City of Brotherly Love, finding a perfect combination of new and old songs that fans hope would be the norm heading into 2013.
The tour was in support to their eighth studio album, Away From the World, which came out in the fall. Six songs from the new album were a part of the 20-song set list.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse on Nov. 28 in New York City. (Photo by Gretchen Robinette/Brooklyn Vegan)
The past month has seen numerous artists taking the stage to do what they do best to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Last night, it was Neil Young’s turn to join the cause and he brought his band Crazy Horse along with him. They were in Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino, taking up shop in the 5,000-capacity Event Center that was filled to the brim.
But before the Canadian rocker and his band of misfits took the stage, Young had a pair of opening acts that set the evening up right.
Everest started the show out, playing a bunch of songs from their latest album “On Approach.”
Following up the young-and-upcomers was the legendary Trey Anastasio from Phish. Anastasio played an all-acoustic set featuring Phish staples “Wolfman’s Brother,” “Back On the Train” and “Chalkdust Torture.”
The new album by Mumford & Sons, “Babel,” can be played on a loop while traveling down a tree-outlined road with colorful leaves falling all around.
It’s the first impression I got when the new single “I Will Wait” was released and it’s the same impression I got throughout the whole album.
The new album released today in much of Europe, will release next Monday, September 24 in the United Kingdom, and on Tuesday the 25th here in the States.
A problem with Mumford’s first album, “Sigh No More,” was that the whole album tended to blend together, leaving the listener wondering if anything stood out at them. Don’t get me wrong, “The Cave” was a smash hit single and “Little Lion Man,” “Awake My Soul,” and “Roll Away Your Stone,” absolutely moved and captivated a bunch of new Mumford and folk fans.
2009 was an interesting year for the Dave Matthews Band.
It was less than a year since the passing of saxophonist LeRoi Moore that the band put together an album based around praising Moore’s life. Rock producer Rob Cavallo was brought in to help put that album together and in June, “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King” was released.
Big Whiskey turned out to be a strong album, but it didn’t capture what DMB was. Electric guitarist Tim Reynolds was all over the album, and in a bad way. Dave’s song-writing musically and lyrically was cheesy at best, and in the end, only a couple of songs off the album will be memorable within the fanbase.
Three years later, DMB reunited with Steve Lillywhite, the producer of their first three albums, and he immediately went to work in making the Dave Matthews Band what it was in the early 90′s.