Concert Review: “The Last Waltz Tour”

Concert Review: “The Last Waltz Tour”

I’m a sucker for any band with four horns and a Hammond B3 organ. Even better when you add great musicians like Warren Haynes (The Allman Brothers Band), Don Was (multiple Grammy-winning producer and bass player), country star Jamey Johnson, and two Neville...
Lock Up Those Phones

Lock Up Those Phones

A few years ago, I interviewed Graham Dugoni about his new invention, Yondr, a pouch you put your phone in while attending a concert. The pouch remains locked until you leave, or even if you just have to go to the lobby to check with the babysitter. But while...
Truly Dumb Songs

Truly Dumb Songs

I see that the band War, which had a few hits in the late seventies, is playing one of the St. Louis casinos tonight. Well, not the whole band. It’s one of the original guys with a new backing group, while the other originals are touring under the name Low...
Enough With The Encores

Enough With The Encores

It’s time to do away with the concert tradition of encores. There’s no need for the band to finish a tune, wave to the crowd, walk off, wait for a few minutes, then return to the stage to do another song or two. During the time they’re gone, most...