Roger Daltrey at MGM Grand

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Fans of The Who were treated to a walk down memory lane with the group’s singer, Roger Daltrey, who brought his solo tour to the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Saturday night. It seemed more of an episode of VH1’s “Storytellers” than the expected concert, as Daltrey managed to transform the 4,000-seat venue into an intimate […] [Read More]
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The Pretenders at the Chevy

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There’s something reassuring about seeing a concert from The Pretenders. It’s almost like stepping back in time as singer-guitarist Chrissie Hynde seems ageless, as vital a performer today as she was when the group burst onto the scene in 1978. And it’s always nice to see drummer Martin Chambers back on the kit, having sat […] [Read More]
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Vibes 09 – Sunday, 4:15 p.m.

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals just finished its set and sounded fantastic. A former colleague at the Connecticut Post always spoke highly of the band, but I had never head its music until today. Good stuff. The great Buddy Guy is heading to the Main Stages now and he never fails to please. There are […] [Read More]
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Vibes 09 – Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

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Despite the finding of a dead body very early Sunday morning, the Vibes is still going on. It’s not like the festival-goers are callous, it’s just that it was discovered at a campsite far from the main festival grounds, so nobody realizes what has happened. Even most of the Vibes staff hasn’t been told of […] [Read More]
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Vibes 09 – Saturday, 9:45 p.m.

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What a disappointment. It seems that Levon Helm is having throat troubles — not related to the throat cancer he battled a few years back — and is not singing tonight. It’s a shame because he has a crack band with him, including guitar virtuoso Larry Campbell. Any other time, I would be happy to […] [Read More]
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Vibes 09 – Saturday, 6:45 p.m.

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Max Creek just finished its set and it was an eye-opener. I thought the band just covered Grateful Dead songs, but there is much more to the group than that. Of course, the Dead is at the heart of Max Creek’s music and the ubiquitous Donna Jean Godchaux joined the band for a couple of […] [Read More]
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Vibes 09 – Saturday, 5:15 p.m.

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I got to check out some of the show by Assembly of Dust, while an IT guy from the Vibes staff worked to get me back online. AOD’s Reid Genauer is one talented man and he’s no stranger to the Vibes, which is good. Whether playing to a huge crowd at a festival or in […] [Read More]
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Vibes 09 – Friday, 10:30 p.m.

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Bridgeport’s own Deep Banana Blackout worked its magic on the Vibes Tribe, as it does just about every year. Actually, singer Jen Durkin has played the Vibes every year, even the first in 1996 when it was called Deadhead Heaven and took place at SUNY-Purchase. DBB rocked hard and must be doing something right as […] [Read More]
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Vibes 09 – Friday, 9 p.m.

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The mothership landed and took off again. George Clinton and P-Funk just finished a 100-minute set of primo funk and blues and out-and-out lunacy that had the crowd charged up. The Vibes Tribe wanted the funk and Clinton and his collection of weirdos delivered, as always. How could you not like a band that features […] [Read More]
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Vibes 09 – Friday, 5 p.m.

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Man, was JJ Grey and Mofro good. I have the band’s last two albums, but they can’t even come close to capturing the live sound of the band. Grey has a gritty, soulful voice that’s complimented nicely by his six-piece band. The driving sound of the organ was up in the mix today, which was […] [Read More]
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