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Tupac: Live at the House of Blues (2010) Blu-ray Review: Tupac and Snoop Back in ‘96

Tupac: Live at the House of Blues was recorded in 1996 just months before Tupac was fatally shot and killed. ...
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R.E.M. – Up (25th Anniversary) Deluxe Edition Album Review: And Then There Were Three

R.E.M. Up is being re-released in a deluxe edition to commemorate its 25th anniversary. It's the band's 11th album, but ...
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A Night at the Family Dog / Go Ride the Music / West Pole DVD Review: Celebrating San Francisco’s Psychedelic Rock Scene

Mercury Studio repackages A Night at the Family Dog / Go Ride the Music / West Pole into a 2-DVD ...
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Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live In ‘76 Album Review: A Night of Marvin Medleys

Originally released on DVD in 2007, Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live In ‘76 is now available on vinyl and CD ...
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Mercury Studios Presents Marvin Gaye Greatest Hits Live in ‘76 on January 27, 2023

The music of Marvin Gaye transcends time in ways that can’t be described. From relatable songs about romance and heartbreak ...
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Phil Lynott Songs For While I’m Away + Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town: Live at the Sydney Opera House October 1978 DVD Review

Mercury Studios has paired the 2020 documentary Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away, which aired on BBC Two,with the ...
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The Police: Around the World (Restored & Expanded) Review: An Entertaining Scrapbook from the Band’s Early Days

Originally available on VHS and Laserdisc, The Police: Around The World (Restored & Expanded) is now available on DVD and ...
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When We Were Kings Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Marvelous Time Capsule of Muhammad Ali in 1974

Leon Gast's When We Were Kings documents the "Rumble in the Jungle," the legendary boxing match between undefeated heavyweight champion George Foreman ...
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Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets: Live at the Roundhouse Movie Review

Pink Floyd was formed in 1965 by Syd Barrett (guitar, lead vocals), Nick Mason (drums), Roger Waters (bass guitar, vocals), ...
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Concert Review: Art Alexakis – The Wayfarer, Costa Mesa, CA – 11/15/19

I've been an Everclear fan since the beginning. I have all the albums, a ton of rare singles, and even ...
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The Cure: 40 Live – Curætion-25 + Anniversary Blu-ray Review: A Black Ruby Jubilee

The Cure: 40 Live collects two outstanding concerts performed in the summer of 2018 as founder Robert Smith, bassist Simon Gallup ...
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Foreigner: Live at the Rainbow ’78 Blu-ray Review: On Their Way to Becoming Juke Box Heroes

Foreigner began as vocalist Lou Gramm, guitarist Mick Jones, multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald, drummer Dennis Elliott, keyboardist Al Greenwood and bassist ...
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Yessongs: 40th Anniversary Special Edition Blu-ray Review: For Fans Only

Originally released on Blu-ray in the UK for the actual 40th anniversary in 2012, Yessongs, also the name of a ...
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Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis Blu-ray Review: Friendship in the Face of Evil

Until the Paris Terrorist attack on November 13, 2015 where their concert at the Bataclan was targeted leaving 89 dead, ...
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Concert for George Movie Review: A Deeply Moving Tribute to a Multifaceted Artist

George Harrison's life and career may seem impossible to capture in just an hour and a half. Yet his friends ...
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The Complete Monterey Pop Festival (Remastered) Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

Previously released from Criterion in 2009, The Complete Monterey Pop Festival collects three D.A. Pennebaker film's: Monterey Pop, Jimi Plays ...
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Black Sabbath: The End Blu-ray Review: A Fitting Swan Song

On February 4, 2017 at Genting Arena in their hometown of Birmingham, England, Black Sabbath (sans founding drummer Bill Ward) ...
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Jane’s Addiction: Ritual De Lo Habitual – Alive at Twenty-Five Blu-ray Review: Thank You, Boys

After a brief introduction through separate interviews of band members Perry Farrell (singer), Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums), and ...
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Grateful Dead 2017 Meet-Up at the Movies: RFK Stadium, Wash. D.C. – 07/12/89 Review

Hosted by Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment at theaters across the country, the seventh annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the ...
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ELP: Once Upon a Time in South America (4-CD Set) Album Review

Written by Glen Boyd Emerson Lake & Palmer (or ELP as they've also been often billed - including on this ...
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Buena Vista Social Club Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Cuban Musicians Get the Recognition They Deserve

When it comes to music, there are many styles and cultures: Mexican, Spanish, Portugese, etc. However, Cuban music seems to ...
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Neil Young Journeys Blu-ray Review: A Welcome Addition to Young’s Concert Filmography

Neil Young Journeys is director Jonathan Demme's third film starring the musician, the previous two being Neil Young: Heart of ...
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Def Leppard: And There Will Be a Next Time…Live from Detroit Review: Sounding As Good As Ever, but Could Stand to Show a Little More Energy

I've been very fortunate to see Def Leppard several times over the years since their monumentally explosive Hysteria album took ...
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Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again DVD Review: An Interesting Glimpse into Life on the Road

In 2012, Jennifer Lopez set off on her first ever world tour. For six months, she traveled across five continents ...
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Iggy Pop: Post Pop Depression: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Review: An Impressive, Raucous Affair

In March of 2016, Iggy Pop and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age revealed they had secretly collaborated ...
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Can’t Stop the Show: The Return of KIX Review: The Band Is Back Sounding As Good As They Always Have

Formed in 1977, the hard rock band from Hagerstown, Maryland broke into the mainstream music scene with their fourth album, ...
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Pete Townshend’s Deep End: Face the Face Reveals the Soul of a Rock Legend

As the title of a 1994 box set declared, the Who proved themselves as masters of “maximum R&B.” That phrase ...
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Styx: Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas Blu-ray Review: A Quality Performance Even Without the Band’s Biggest Songs

Filmed while on tour in July of 2014, the Blu-ray shows off some of the band's well-known hits. Interspersed between ...
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Concert Review: Sting & Peter Gabriel, Hollywood Bowl, 07/18/16

In the same vein as his 2014 co-headlining tour with Paul Simon, Sting teamed up with his former Amnesty International ...
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The Rolling Stones: Totally Stripped Review: Totally Enjoyable

During 1994/1995, the Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood) toured the world behind Voodoo Lounge, ...
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Bad Company: Live in Concert 1977 & 1979 Album Review

Written by Scott Blitstein In 1979, an 11-year-old me took a major step in my musical appreciation evolution. It was ...
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KISS Rocks Vegas Cinema Event Review: Exactly What You’d Expect from a KISS Concert

Fathom Events is known for bringing one-time events into movie theaters throughout the country. These presentations can range from plays ...
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Rainbow: Monsters of Rock – Live at Donington 1980 DVD/CD Review

Written by Scott Blitstein Rainbow: Monsters of Rock is a DVD / CD combo that will be accepted differently based ...
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Grateful Dead 2016 Meet-Up at the Movies: Sullivan Stadium, MA – 07/02/89 Review

Hosted by Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment at theaters across the country, the sixth annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the ...
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The Rolling Stones: From the Vault: Live at the Tokyo Dome 1990 Blu-ray Review

The Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle stadium tour ran for nearly a year. The North American leg started in Philadelphia on Aug ...
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Rage Against the Machine: Live at Finsbury Park Blu-ray Review: Christmas in June

No matter what one may think of the music spawned from reality TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic, ...
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The Who: Live in Hyde Park DVD Review: The 50-Year Anniversary Show

Written by Scott Blitstein What else can be written about The Who that hasn't already been written over the course ...
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Black Stone Cherry: Thank You: Livin’ Live, Birmingham, UK Review: An Enjoyable Performance in Spite of the Low Vocals

Recorded October 30, 2014 on their Magic Mountain tour, the four-man band from Kentucky brought their brand of hard southern ...
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Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour Live Blu-ray Review: Visually Impressive, Thematically Confusing

Capturing Katy Perry's 2014/2015 concert tour recorded in Sydney, Australia last December, the show features seven different acts, nine costume ...
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Frank Zappa’s Roxy: The Movie DVD Review: A Necessary Purchase for Any Zappa Fan

The concert film Roxy: The Movie starring Frank Zappa and the Mothers, filmed in 1973 during a three-night engagement at ...
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Just Let Go: Lenny Kravitz Live Blu-ray Review: A Giant Directorial Miscue

In support of his tenth studio album, Strut, Lenny Kravitz has released a live concert film that was recorded over ...
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Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Live in Hyde Park Blu-ray Review: So Good You Won’t Get It out of Your Head

Founding member Jeff Lynne was such an essential component to the massive success of Electric Light Orchestra throughout the '70s ...
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The String Cheese Incident: Rhythm of the Road: Volume 2, Live in Las Vegas Album Review

Arguably the first live rock and roll record was Got Live If You Want It! by The Rolling Stones. Released ...
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George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium DVD Review

Growing up, I always dreaded when my mom would put on her country music. She warned me that when I ...
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Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 Blu-ray Review: The Band Keeps A-Rollin’

The Blu-ray for Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 takes the viewer straight into the main feature rather than offering the menu. ...
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Stray Cats: Live at Rockpalast Review: A Great Live Concert DVD

The American Rockabilly scene would not be what it is today without the influential music of the Stray Cats. Their ...
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The Who: Live at Shea Stadium 1982 Blu-ray Review: Long Live Rock

Reading up on the Who, it appears what was intended to be a tour in support of It's Hard became ...
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Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators: Live at the Roxy 9/25/14 Blu-ray Review: So Good That You’ll Believe You’re Really There

It's been nearly 20 years since Slash was a member of the heavy metal band Guns N' Roses. Since then ...
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Grateful Dead 2015 Meet-Up at the Movies: Alpine Valley, WI – 07/19/89 Review

Hosted by Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment at theaters across the country, the fifth annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the ...
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B.B. King: Live at Montreux 1993 Blu-ray Review: Let the Good Times Roll

B.B. and his band had been frequent performers during the Montreux music festival's long history. Over the course of 100 ...
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Daryl Hall & John Oates: Live in Dublin DVD Review: 90 Minutes of Hits

My connection to the music of Hall & Oates goes back a long way. I remember “She's Gone” in 1973, ...
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The Rolling Stones: From the Vault – L.A. Forum (Live in 1975) DVD Review: It’s Only a Concert Video, but I Like It

In a thousand years, at universities all over the world, in classes titled "Rock 'N' Roll 101," professors will lay ...
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Genesis: Three Sides Live Blu-ray Review: …And Then They Were Live…

Available for the first time as a stand-alone DVD and on Blu-ray, Genesis: Three Sides Live was initially released on ...
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Alabama & Friends at the Ryman CD/DVD Review: Celebrating 40 Years

Alabama was formed in 1969 by cousins Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook. Over the course of their career, ...
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Grateful Dead 2014 Meet-Up at the Movies: Beat Club 4/21/72 Review 

On July 17, Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment teamed up to present the annual “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies” in ...
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Peter Gabriel: Back to Front: Live in London Blu-ray Review: A Concert to Put in Your Eyes and Ears

Recorded over two nights in October 2013 at London's The O2, Back to Front presents Peter Gabriel in concert during ...
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The Who: Quadrophenia – Live in London Blu-ray Review: A Stunning Audio and Visual Presentation

When The Who first toured for their classic rock opera Quadrophenia back in the 1970s, the technology of the day ...
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Concert Review: Billy Joel Says Hello to Hollywood Bowl – 05/17/14

During the first of three concerts scheduled, Billy Joel made his Hollywood Bowl debut and played a set filled with ...
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Little Feat: Live in Holland 1976 Review: Featfans, Rejoice!

They call themselves “Featfans,” and are to Little Feat what the Deadheads are to the Grateful Dead. Recently the Featfans ...
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Elvis Presley: Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis Legacy Edition Review: The King’s Homecoming Concert in Its Entirety

When Elvis Presley played a concert in Memphis, TN, in 1961, few, if any in the audience probably suspected it ...
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Bryan Ferry: Live in Lyon DVD Review: Smooth, Professional Concert Crooning

After a certain age, all British rock musicians seem to funnel into one style of music. It begins gradually (and ...
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’83 US Festival Days 1-3 DVD Review: Essential Viewing for Fans of the ’80s

When hot summer winds blow, music festivals are sure to follow.  Today, multi-day events such as Lollapalooza and Coachella are ...
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Morrissey: 25 Live Review: November Spawned a Monster of a Blu-ray

OK, it actually came out in late October, but I just watched it and the tagline was too tempting to ...
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CeeLo Green Is Loberace: Live in Vegas Blu-ray Review: What Happened in Vegas?

Oh, Ceelo. I had such high hopes when your disc arrived in the mail. I am a fan of the ...
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Concert Review: Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

After debuting at the Royal Albert Hall and a few performances in the UK, “Danny Elfman's Music From the Films ...
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The Velvet Underground: Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII DVD Review: Well Worth Watching

During the mid-‘60s, the mantle of the counterculture was passed from the beats to the hippies, probably the night that ...
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Frank Zappa: A Token of His Extreme DVD Review: FZ TV Circa 1974

In 1974, Frank Zappa recorded a concert for television titled A Token of His Extreme. It was intended as a ...
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Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun Blu-ray Review: Any Fan Would Be Happy to Own It

It's been more than 40 years since Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, and Brad Whitford came together ...
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Dio: Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly 1986 Blu-ray Review

First released in 1986 on VHS as an edited concert video, the full performance of late rock icon Ronnie James ...
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Paul McCartney and Wings: Rockshow Blu-ray Review: Listen to What the Band Played

It is unfortunate Wings has always been overshadowed, and understandably so, by leader Paul McCartney's previous musical group because they ...
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Queen: Live at Wembley Stadium 25th Anniversary Edition DVD Review: A Wonderful Keepsake

This two-disc DVD set from Eagle Rock Entertainment, commemorates the 25th anniversary of Queen's iconic concerts at London's Wembley Stadium ...
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Miles Davis with Quincy Jones & the Gil Evans Orchestra Live at Montreux Blu-ray Review: Sketches from Switzerland

With a career that frequently found him spearheading new jazz genres over the course six decades, Miles Davis became one ...
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Concert Review: Michael Nesmith, The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI, 4/7/13

For years, Michael Nesmith famously avoided the concert stage, both as a solo artist and as a member of the ...
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Pat Metheny Group: We Live Here: Live in Japan DVD Review: Brilliant in Every Way

The Pat Metheny Group concert that was recorded for the We Live Here: Live In Japan DVD took place at ...
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Elvis Presley: Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite (Legacy Edition) Album Review

If you are old enough to remember the original broadcast of Elvis Presley's Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite, then it ...
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FCA! 35 Tour: An Evening with Peter Frampton DVD Review: Paying Tribute to the Album That Made Him a Household Name

The 1970s were a time of bloated excess, disco, and the live album. Bands from Cheap Trick to Kiss were ...
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Lady Antebellum: Own the Night World Tour Blu-ray Review: Fans Need This Now

Before watching this concert, I wouldn't have called myself a great fan of Lady Antebellum, which is comprised of Hillary ...
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Paul McCartney: Live Kisses DVD Review: A Thoroughly Enjoyable Document of an Artist’s Labor of Love

Earlier this year, Paul McCartney satisfied a longtime ambition of recording an album of standards. Though other rockers have released ...
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The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 DVD Review: It Sounds Amazing

Written by Chad Derdowski The Doors' 1968 show at the Hollywood Bowl has long been considered one of the band's ...
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Stray Cats: Live in Montreux 1981 DVD Review: Rockabilly Purr-fection

Rockabilly revivalists Stray Cats (guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer, upright bassist Lee Rocker, and drummer Slim Jim Phantom) took America by storm ...
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Concert Review: An Evening with The Monkees, Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 11/10/12

The Monkees 12-date tour this past fall was a bittersweet affair.  No doubt many were delighted to see the return ...
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John Cusack Alludes to Say Anything at Peter Gabriel’s Hollywood Bowl Concert

Peter Gabriel is currently touring to celebrate the 25th anniversary of So, which has been remastered and will be available ...
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Peter Gabriel: Secret World Live Blu-ray Review: An Impressive Combination of Music and Visuals

The Grammy Award-winning Secret World Live finds Peter Gabriel in Modena, Italy over the course of two November nights 1993, ...
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The O’Jays: Live in Concert DVD Review:  An Enjoyable Romp Through Their Greatest Hits

“I love music, any kind of music/ I love music, just as long as it’s groovin’/ Makes me laugh, makes ...
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The Zombies: Live at Metropolis Studios, London DVD Review: A Real Treat for Fans

Of all the great British rock acts of the “60s, I have always felt that the Zombies never really got ...
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Jimi Plays Berkeley DVD Review: Flawed but Fascinating

The newly re-mastered film Jimi Plays Berkeley (1971) is an incredible document of its time. Back in the late ’70s, ...
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Duran Duran: A Diamond in the Mind: Live 2011 Blu-ray Review: A Virtually Flawless Live Performance

As the instrumental “Return to Now” plays over the black-and-white opening sequence to Duran Duran’s first live release in nearly ...
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The Complete Monterey Pop Festival Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Marvelous Time Capsule

During the Summer of Love, the weekend of June 16-18, 1967 to be specific, the Monterey International Pop Music Festival ...
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