Yearly Archive for 2009

: 2009

Roger Daltrey at MGM Grand

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

The Pretenders at the Chevy

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

Vibes 09 – Sunday, 4:15 p.m.

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.

Vibes 09 – Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

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

Vibes 09 – Saturday, 9:45 p.m.

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

Vibes 09 – Saturday, 6:45 p.m.

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

Vibes 09 – Saturday, 5:15 p.m.

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,

Vibes 09 – Friday, 10:30 p.m.

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

Vibes 09 – Friday, 9 p.m.

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

Vibes 09 – Friday, 5 p.m.

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