Taylor Swift-2581 Taylor Swift returns to Miami for the second time this year November 13, 2011 BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL Written by Kate Dingle Taylor Swift is one of those artists that no one seems to hate. When it comes to her music, age, sex, race, and religion seem to not matter. Everyone can relate in one way or another to her songs of love and heartache. Sunday night, Swift brought her “Speak… Continue »
CMM-9648 Ladytron wraps their Tour in Miami  October 15, 2011 Grand Central, Miami, FL Written by Brennan Forsyth Ladytron’s Miami show was the last stop on their tour in support of their latest albumGravity the Seducer, but they showed no sign of fatigue after nearly 20 North American shows since September. The crowd of about 500 packed into Miami’s Grand Central was first treated to New York’s VHS… Continue »
Marc Anthony-4223 Marc Anthony performs in Miami for his Birthday September 16, 2011 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL Written by Patty Canedo The crowd chanted, “Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you,” trying to lure their salsero out on stage. After dispensing with the obligatory Goya Foods schpeal, whose 75th anniversary was the supposed purpose of the celebration, Marc Anthony descended to a sold-out American Airlines Arena. The crowd jumped… Continue »
Kylie Minogue_7531 Kylie Minogue a Real Pop Goddess May 7, 2011 BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL Written by Patty Canedo It’s been nine years since the KylieFever tour, Kylie Minogue’s biggest tour to date which set a precedent that all pop concerts should be staged so epically and performed so phenomenally. With a reputation as a trendsetter and iconic style symbol, Kylie Minogue has metamorphosed in the Aphrodite: Les Folies… Continue »
Usher-3991 Usher Gets Hearts Racing In Sunrise April 27, 2011 BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL Written by Patty Canedo Usher whipped the crowd of South Floridian chicas to a fever pitch with a stop at the BankAtlantic Center on Wednesday night. Atlanta’s son is hailed for his outrageous performances, boosting his reputation as the “King of R&B”. Usher literally descended on the BankAtlantic stage from the rafters above in… Continue »
Lady Gaga-1666 Lady Gaga Makes Monster Ball Personal April 12, 2011 BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL Written by Kate Dingle   The Monster Ball – a place where little monsters go to be themselves and Lady Gaga locks the doors to keep the freaks out and her monsters safe inside. You can say whatever you want about Lady Gaga. You can disagree with her music and her clothes and… Continue »
Lil Wayne-9271 Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj Bring Down The BankAtlantic Center April 5, 2011 BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL Written by Kate Dingle Last night, it seemed as though all of the stars in the hip-hop universe had aligned themselves as thousands descended on Sunrise to witness one of the hottest acts in music today. Lil’ Wayne brought his “I Am Still Music” tour to the BankAtlantic Center to continue building his… Continue »
Ozzy-0759 Ozzy and Slash bring Metal to South FL February 20, 2011 BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL Written by Kate Dingle It doesn’t matter how you look at it, Ozzy Osbourne is a legend. He’s done a few things in his lifetime that people of all ages have heard about (like one particular incident involving a dove) and his music is timeless (but not in that Engelbert Humperdinck kind of way)…. Continue »
Linkin Park_6415 Linkin Park launches A Thousand Suns World Tour January 20, 2011 BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL Written by Erin Marta The first thought that went through my head as I awaited the inevitable insanity while trying to exit BankAtlantic Center: Linkin Park gave a performance with such unending energy that you did not want it to stop. The 18-song concert more than made up for the headache of getting to… Continue »
full_La Roux-3212 La Roux performs in Ft. Lauderdale November 1, 2010 Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Written by Kate Dingle What’s not to love about the U.K.’s latest electro-pop export, La Roux? The music is catchy and infectious and certainly dance-able. They are a “duo”, but there is one pretty clear (and pretty cute) face of the act, Elly Jackson. But there is just one tiny thing, but… Continue »
MGMT-0687 MGMT at the Fillmore October 26, 2010 The Fillmore Miami Beach, Miami, FL Written by Kate Dingle Tuesday night in Miami was a battle of the bands of sorts. Music fans were posed with what some would call a dilemma; both MGMT and Massive Attack were playing shows within miles of each other. To the sold-out crowd at the Fillmore, the decision didn’t seem… Continue »
Yeasayer-5454 Yeasayer Plays Energetic Set in Miami October 5, 2010 Fillmore Miami Beach, Miami, FL Written by Kate Dingle Tuesday night, hundreds gathered to welcome Brooklyn-based Yeasayer to the Fillmore on Miami Beach. Although the crowd was a bit thin (maybe the fact that King James was making his Miami debut just a couple miles away had something to do with it), those who did show up did… Continue »
Paramore The Honda Civic Tour 2010 – Paramore, Tegan & Sara, New Found Glory September 4, 2010 Bayfront Park Ampitheater, Miami, FL Written by Kate Dingle For 10 summers (minus 2009 when the tour was cancelled) the Honda Civic Tour has rolled across the country as an alarm clock of sorts signaling the end of summer. Past headliners include heavy hitters Blink 182, Maroon 5, and The Black Eyed Peas. But this year, the… Continue »
Meat Loaf Meatloaf Rocks Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL September 1, 2010 Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL Written by Kate Dingle Riding high on his most recent release, Hang Cool Teddy Bear, Meat Loaf brought his Teddy Bear tour to the Seminole Hard Rock Wednesday night to scream to the world that he is still the icon we all know and love him for. With nearly 20 tours under his… Continue »
Aerosmith Aerosmith Still Has it August 9, 2010 Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise, FL Written by Kate Dingle After Aerosmith canceled the last leg of their 2009 tour (including a date in South Florida) and Joe Perry mentioned finding a replacement for front man Steven Tyler earlier this year, it was unclear when and if the “bad boys from Boston” would ever take the stage in… Continue »
Rihanna-9896 Rihanna’s “Last Girl on Earth” tour stops in Miami July 31, 2010 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL Written by Kate Dingle Even though South Floridians have already gotten their annual taste of pop princess Rihanna (she played a free show on South Beach in February), Miami was more than happy to welcome her back with open arms Saturday night as her Last Girl On Earth Tour rolled into the… Continue »
Ringo Starr_6631 Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band July 15, 2010 Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL Written by Kate Dingle For the second time this year, South Florida played host to a Beatle. On Thursday night, Ringo Starr brought his eleventh All Starr Band to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood. Accompanying Starr onstage was a group of musicians who had made their own marks on music… Continue »
50 Cent-3403_thumb 50 Cent Comes To Miami June 15, 2010 The Fillmore Miami Beach, Miami, FL Written by Kate Dingle 50 Cent has been around for a minute. And he’s been through hell (try being shot a few times) and back and has continued to tell his story along the way. But when all is said and done, he has always risen to the top and been… Continue »
Passion Pit-3211_thumb Passion Pit, Tokyo Police Club, and Brahms June 13, 2010 The Fillmore Miami Beach, Miami, FL Written by Kate Dingle More and more, synthesizers and sampling are becoming more common in popular music. However, there are few acts that can stand on their own with these elements making up the majority of their sound. Over the past three years, Boston based Passion Pit has proven that their… Continue »
Imogen Heap-1520_thumb Imogen Heap June 2, 2010 The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami, FL Written by Kate Dingle Some would say that it has been entirely too long since London’s own Imogen Heap has graced a South Florida stage. Well, the wait was over for fans Wednesday night as Heap invaded the Fillmore in Miami for an unforgettable performance. From… Continue »
Joan Jett-2088_1 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts May 15, 2010 Coconut Creek Casino, Coconut Creek, FL Written by Kate Dingle Only a handful of musicians’ careers have had the staying power to last through multiple decades. With a career spanning over 30 years, Joan Jett has continued to kick ass and take names and Saturday’s performance at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino was one big ass whoopin’…. Continue »
Tegan & Sara-9300_RS thumb Tegan and Sara with Holly Miranda, and Steel Train February 21, 2010 Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton, FL Written by Kate Dingle It’s been nearly three years since the Canadian duo of Tegan and Sara have graced a stage in South Florida. In those three years, the sisters have toured extensively in support of their fifth studio album, “The Con”, worked on a countless number of side projects, and… Continue »
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Posted 24 Apr 2013   Live Music Review

BLUESMEN JONATHON “BOOGIE” LONG, THE ROBERT CRAY BAND AND B.B. KING JAM AT THE DPAC

APRIL 21, 2013 JONATHON “BOOGIE” LONG, THE ROBERT CRAY BAND AND B.B. KING PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC JONATHON “BOOGIE” LONG:                 THE ROBERT CRAY BAND:           B.B. KING: The Band:     Lucille                                … Continue »
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Posted 06 Apr 2013

R&B LEGEND SMOKEY ROBINSON PLAYS...

APRIL 5, 2013 SMOKEY ROBINSON PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC      R&B singer songwriter Smokey Robinson brought the Motown sound Friday night to the Durham Performing Arts Center.  Robinson performed for over two hours performing a mix of old and new songs. Robinson thrilled the audience with his singing, dancing and stories about… Continue »
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Posted 03 Apr 2013

ERIC CLAPTON’S 2013 TOUR ROLLS...

APRIL 3, 2013 ROCK LEGEND ERIC CLAPTON PERFORMS IN CONCERT AT THE PNC ARENA IN RALEIGH, NC WRITEN BY: BRYAN CLAUDIO It’s not every night that a rock legend like Eric Clapton comes to the Triangle; however, April 3rd was one of those nights.  Performing to a packed house Jakob Dylan’s band The Wallflowers opened up the night with a set… Continue »
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Posted 04 Mar 2013

NAS AND DMX BRING HIP HOP TO THE DPAC...

MARCH 3, 2013 DMX AND NAS PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC DMX:                NAS:           All photos courtesy: Martin Fried/Rhythmscene.com Continue »
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Posted 21 Feb 2013

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN OPENS HER 2013 TOUR...

FEBRUARY 19, 2013 OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC REVIEW WRITTEN BY JADE McPHERSON Australian singer, songwriter and actress Olivia Newton-John, best known for her portrayal of “Sandy Olsen” in the film adaptation of the Broadway hit “Grease” and whose 40+ year music career has been studded with Grammy awards and Billboard number 1… Continue »
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Posted 10 Feb 2013

THE CAROLINA THEATRE HOSTS THE WIT AND...

FEBRUARY  10, 2013 COMEDIAN STEVEN WRIGHT PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE CAROLINA THEATRE IN DURHAM, NC                  All photos courtesy: Martin Fried/Rhythmscene.com Continue »
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Posted 02 Feb 2013

CLASSIC CROONER TONY BENNETT PERFORMS...

FEBRUARY  1, 2013 TONY BENNETT AND HIS DAUGHTER ANTONIA PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC ANTONIA BENNETT:        TONY BENNETT:             All photos courtesy: Martin Fried/Rhythmscene.com Continue »
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Posted 20 Jan 2013

DPAC PLAYS HOST TO COUNTRY LEGEND...

JANUARY  19, 2013 WILLIE NELSON PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC LUKAS NELSON:         WILLIE NELSON:            All photos courtesy: Martin Fried/Rhythmscene.com Continue »
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Posted 21 Dec 2012

R&B GREATS THE ISLEY BROTHERS ROCK...

  DECEMBER 21, 2012 THE ISLEY BROTHERS WITH OPENER YOLANDA RABUN PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC WRITTEN BY LISA B. FOSTER Whatever else can be said about the Isley Brothers concert at Durham Performing Arts Center Friday night, punctual it was not. A restless crowd endured an hour-long intermission before the headliners took… Continue »
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Posted 12 Dec 2012

THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND HEATS UP A COLD...

DECEMBER 12, 2012 WRITEN BY: BRYAN CLAUDIO THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND PERFORMS IN CONCERT WITH THE LUMINEERS AT THE PNC ARENA IN RALEIGH, NC  THE LUMINEERS: The Lumineers are a band founded in 2005 and taking part in a renaissance of folk music that is currently surging in music today. They have an admittedly simple folk style and take pride… Continue »
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Posted 02 Dec 2012

CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER BRINGS LAUGHS TO...

  DECEMBER 1, 2012 CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER PERFORMS IN CONCERT WITH MALIK S AND J.J. AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC MALIK S:           J.J.:           CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER:                All photos courtesy: Martin Fried/Rhythmscene.com Continue »
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Posted 24 Apr 2013   Live Music Review

BLUESMEN JONATHON “BOOGIE” LONG, THE ROBERT CRAY BAND AND B.B. KING JAM AT THE DPAC

APRIL 21, 2013 JONATHON “BOOGIE” LONG, THE ROBERT CRAY BAND AND B.B. KING PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC JONATHON “BOOGIE” LONG:                 THE ROBERT CRAY BAND:           B.B. KING: The Band:     Lucille                                … Continue »
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Posted 06 Apr 2013

R&B LEGEND SMOKEY ROBINSON PLAYS...

APRIL 5, 2013 SMOKEY ROBINSON PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC      R&B singer songwriter Smokey Robinson brought the Motown sound Friday night to the Durham Performing Arts Center.  Robinson performed for over two hours performing a mix of old and new songs. Robinson thrilled the audience with his singing, dancing and stories about… Continue »
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Posted 03 Apr 2013

ERIC CLAPTON’S 2013 TOUR ROLLS...

APRIL 3, 2013 ROCK LEGEND ERIC CLAPTON PERFORMS IN CONCERT AT THE PNC ARENA IN RALEIGH, NC WRITEN BY: BRYAN CLAUDIO It’s not every night that a rock legend like Eric Clapton comes to the Triangle; however, April 3rd was one of those nights.  Performing to a packed house Jakob Dylan’s band The Wallflowers opened up the night with a set… Continue »
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Posted 04 Mar 2013

NAS AND DMX BRING HIP HOP TO THE DPAC...

MARCH 3, 2013 DMX AND NAS PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC DMX:                NAS:           All photos courtesy: Martin Fried/Rhythmscene.com Continue »
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Posted 21 Feb 2013

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN OPENS HER 2013 TOUR...

FEBRUARY 19, 2013 OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC REVIEW WRITTEN BY JADE McPHERSON Australian singer, songwriter and actress Olivia Newton-John, best known for her portrayal of “Sandy Olsen” in the film adaptation of the Broadway hit “Grease” and whose 40+ year music career has been studded with Grammy awards and Billboard number 1… Continue »
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Posted 10 Feb 2013

THE CAROLINA THEATRE HOSTS THE WIT AND...

FEBRUARY  10, 2013 COMEDIAN STEVEN WRIGHT PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE CAROLINA THEATRE IN DURHAM, NC                  All photos courtesy: Martin Fried/Rhythmscene.com Continue »
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Posted 02 Feb 2013

CLASSIC CROONER TONY BENNETT PERFORMS...

FEBRUARY  1, 2013 TONY BENNETT AND HIS DAUGHTER ANTONIA PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC ANTONIA BENNETT:        TONY BENNETT:             All photos courtesy: Martin Fried/Rhythmscene.com Continue »
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Posted 20 Jan 2013

DPAC PLAYS HOST TO COUNTRY LEGEND...

JANUARY  19, 2013 WILLIE NELSON PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC LUKAS NELSON:         WILLIE NELSON:            All photos courtesy: Martin Fried/Rhythmscene.com Continue »
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Posted 21 Dec 2012

R&B GREATS THE ISLEY BROTHERS ROCK...

  DECEMBER 21, 2012 THE ISLEY BROTHERS WITH OPENER YOLANDA RABUN PERFORM IN CONCERT AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC WRITTEN BY LISA B. FOSTER Whatever else can be said about the Isley Brothers concert at Durham Performing Arts Center Friday night, punctual it was not. A restless crowd endured an hour-long intermission before the headliners took… Continue »
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Posted 12 Dec 2012

THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND HEATS UP A COLD...

DECEMBER 12, 2012 WRITEN BY: BRYAN CLAUDIO THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND PERFORMS IN CONCERT WITH THE LUMINEERS AT THE PNC ARENA IN RALEIGH, NC  THE LUMINEERS: The Lumineers are a band founded in 2005 and taking part in a renaissance of folk music that is currently surging in music today. They have an admittedly simple folk style and take pride… Continue »
S_RS_Cedric_10
Posted 02 Dec 2012

CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER BRINGS LAUGHS TO...

  DECEMBER 1, 2012 CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER PERFORMS IN CONCERT WITH MALIK S AND J.J. AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN DURHAM, NC MALIK S:           J.J.:           CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER:                All photos courtesy: Martin Fried/Rhythmscene.com Continue »