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  1. St. Vincent, Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Join High Schoolers in David Byrne-Curated Tribute to Color Guard: Concert Review

    2:18 pm PDT 06/30/2015
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    Brooklyn's Barclays Center played host to a one-of-a-kind experience conceived by a genre-defying artist. READ MORE

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  2. Richard Thompson Pulls Double Duty at Town Hall by Opening for Himself: Concert Review

    10:17 am PDT 06/29/2015
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    For once, tight-fisted visa officials give concert-goers a gift as fans get to see the acoustic and electric sides of the revered guitarist. READ MORE

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  3. Bette Midler Raids the Vaults of Pop History in Intimate Arena Show: Concert Review

    1:23 pm PDT 06/26/2015
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    Bette Midler sampled her decades-spanning songbook before an adoring New York crowd in her first tour in more than ten years. READ MORE

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  4. Spoon Brings 'Soul' to Brooklyn: Concert Review

    6:09 pm PDT 06/17/2015
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    The less-famous-than-they-should-be Austin group's latest album takes center stage at the recently reopened Kings Theater. READ MORE

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  5. A Decade After Arcade Fire's Troubadour Debut, Will Butler Returns as a Solo Artist: Concert Review

    6:18 pm PDT 05/28/2015
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    An engaging performance, if not entirely memorable, marks a solid start for the multi-instrumentalist. READ MORE

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  6. U2 Delivers Life-Affirming Show Following Tour Manager's Unexpected Death: Concert Review

    1:02 pm PDT 05/28/2015
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    Utilizing the most clever and advanced production design of any rock tour in the 21st century, the band builds a successfully cohesive theatrical narrative around the themes of their maligned “Songs of Innocence” album. READ MORE

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  7. The Who Doles Out Hits and Disses at Brooklyn Tour Stop: Concert Review

    8:00 am PDT 05/28/2015
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    Fifty years after their debut album, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend prove they've still got the goods, even if they're a little crankier for the wear. READ MORE

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  8. Rolling Stones Sucking in Their Seventies? Hardly: Concert Review

    2:47 pm PDT 05/25/2015
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    The road warriors transcend jokes about the band's advanced years by kicking off a 15-city stadium tour with a ferociously well performed set of mostly '70s favorites. READ MORE

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  9. Still Getting Over Civil Wars Shell-Shock, Joy Williams Lays Bare at the El Rey: Concert Review

    2:33 pm PDT 05/21/2015
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    And now for her third act: solo star. READ MORE

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  10. After a Decade Away, Sleater-Kinney Slays L.A.: Concert Review

    11:36 am PDT 05/02/2015
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    The influential girl group performs a high-energy set spanning an impressive career. READ MORE

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  11. John Mellencamp Delivers Triumphant, Career-Spanning Show at the Apollo: Concert Review

    4:30 pm PDT 04/24/2015
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    The 63-Year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member is touring in support of his critically acclaimed "Plain Spoken" album READ MORE

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  12. At Staples Center, Barry Manilow Brings On the Hits 'One Last Time': Concert Review

    4:46 pm PDT 04/15/2015
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    No Fanilow left disappointed as the 71-year-old singer delivered the songs that still make the whole world sing. READ MORE

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  13. FKA Twigs Contorts, Slithers, Transforms Debut Album at L.A.'s Belasco Theatre: Concert Review

    1:34 pm PDT 04/15/2015
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    The singer's between-the-Coachellas concert took on the feel of a moody performance art piece. READ MORE

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  14. TV On The Radio Brings 'Seeds' and Light to L.A.'s Palladium: Concert Review

    5:16 pm PDT 04/04/2015
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    Touring behind Seeds, the band's first album since the 2011 death of longtime bassist Gerard Smith, a sense of "darkness and despair" gives way to a luminescent performance. READ MORE

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  15. Debbie Harry Swaps Punk for Upscale Swank at New York's Cafe Carlyle: Concert Review

    3:23 pm PDT 03/25/2015
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    Performing mostly material from her unfairly neglected solo career, the Blondie frontwoman proves she doesn't need to perform her classic hits to be compelling. READ MORE

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  16. 'The Music of David Byrne & Talking Heads': Concert Review

    3:47 pm PDT 03/24/2015
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    The former Talking Heads frontman makes a surprise appearance at this all-star tribute show encompassing songs from his wide-ranging career READ MORE

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  17. Jeff Tweedy Melds Jams With Jokes at Los Angeles Solo Show: Concert Review

    4:36 pm PDT 03/23/2015
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    Playing a downtown movie palace with a stripped-down band, Wilco’s frontman found a way not just to balance solo and group material but life-and-death concerns with lightheartedness. READ MORE

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  18. Ariana Grande Shows Her Love on Her Honeymoon Tour at Madison Square Garden (Photos)

    10:04 am PDT 03/21/2015
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    With elaborate entrances and rap cameos, the petite diva turns up the volume on her first arena jaunt with her back-to-back albums, 'Yours Truly' and 'My Everything.' READ MORE

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  19. Ariana Grande Breaks Free and Into Tears at Madison Square Garden: Concert Review

    9:50 am PDT 03/21/2015
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    The petite diva turns up the volume on the Honeymoon Tour, her first arena jaunt with her back-to-back albums, 'Yours Truly' and 'My Everything.' READ MORE

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  20. Meghan Trainor Raps, Sways and Takes Selfies on That Bass Tour in NYC (Photos)

    10:33 am PDT 03/14/2015
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    The "All About That Bass" breakout took the Irving Plaza stage for a show touting all-around positivity and parental empowerment. READ MORE

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