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    Pearl Concert Theater Unveils Refreshed Look

    By Jason R. Latham

    Upgrades come just in time for Blink-182 residency.

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    Getting Your “Le Freak” On: Chic at the Pearl

    By Ginger Bruner

    The disco legends make The Pearl dance.

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    Blondie and Garbage Bring Rage, Rock & Rapture to the Pearl

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    The flickering of static on a series of giant screens heralded the arrival of Blondie, who still delivers the goods fresh, even after four decades.

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    Violet’s Hour

    RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Violet Chachki takes to the skies

  • Tour Buzz

    Get Ready for Melissa Etheridge, Everclear and Garbage

    By M. Scott Krause

    Garbage brings the "20 Years Queer" tour to the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool on Oct. 10 ($40), playing its eponymous debut album from start to finish.

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    Get Ready for Whitesnake, Tedeschi Trucks Band and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

    By M. Scott Krause

    No band takes more delight in playing the blues than Tedeschi Trucks Band.

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    Ringo Starr Mixes It Up With His All-Starr Band

    By Sean DeFrank

    This is the 13th variation of Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band since he formed his touring supergroup in 1989, and this one created some strange musical juxtapositions.

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    Get Ready for Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Wonder and Burt Bacharach

    By M. Scott Krause

    Stevie Wonder brings his Songs in the Key of Life to MGM Grand Garden Arena on Nov. 29. It’s a three-hour show with dozens of musicians and backup singers.

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    Redeemer Proves Worthy of Judas Priest

    By Sean DeFrank

    When a band with a 40-year history inserts new songs into its concerts, it usually signals a trip to the bar or the restroom. But the four songs sprinkled throughout the set list from Judas Priest’s 17th studio album, Redeemer of Souls, fit seamlessly alongside the British metal band’s older offerings, rarely giving fans in […]

  • Music

    Judas Priest Rocks On

    By Jarret Keene

    He’s responsible for many of the heaviest, most striking metal riffs ever recorded—“Breaking the Law,” “Living After Midnight,” “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’,” to name a few. But Glenn Tipton hasn’t just motivated legions of headbangers to pick up six-string axes and form bands.

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    John Fogerty Gives New Memories to Old Emotions

    By Sean DeFrank

    Fogerty, perhaps still trying to make up for the 25 years he refused to play CCR songs after their bitter breakup, dove into each song with a youthful earnestness

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    Long Live Lemmy

    By Lonn M. Friend

    Recently, mortality has been staring Lemmy Kilmister, one of rock’s immortals, in the face. Time, tide and bad diet have caught up with our rebellious hero in the form of a slew of health issues, including diabetes, a hematoma and heart problems.

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    Concert Review: Ben Folds Five

    By Sean DeFrank

    I never saw Ben Folds Five in concert before the trio’s breakup in 2000, other than their outstanding 1997 performance captured on the DVD The Complete Sessions at West 54th. But in catching Folds three times as a solo artist since 2006 (always with a backing band), I came away each time feeling like his shows didn’t possess the collaborative spirit and intensity that the Sessions performance did.

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    Alice Cooper

    By Sean DeFrank

    Even the architect of shock rock himself could sustain a career for only so long if it were based solely on outrageous stage theatrics and gimmickry. Ultimately, it’s a catalog containing some of the greatest teenage anthems of all time that has kept Cooper entertaining audiences for more than 40 years.

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    Styx

    There’s been a growing trend in recent years of bands eschewing the traditional hit-packed concert format in favor of playing an album in its entirety. It’s a marketing strategy that’s as brilliant (“Hey fans, come hear songs you haven’t heard live in decades—if ever!”) as it is dangerous (“Oh, shit, do we know what we’re doing here?”) That danger quotient is multiplied when the set list features not one, but two albums.

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