Dr. John and the Lower 911 just finished and, not surprisingly, they were terrific. The good doctor always surrounds himself with the top musicians from the New Orleans scene, which is loaded with talent. What a great way to spend an afternoon. His set was loaded with all of his best-known songs, which gave the Read More
Elvis Costello was amazing. I know a lot of people that wish they were here, and all I can say is “You should’ve been.” He’s been touring with his Spinning Song Wheel, but that obviously wouldn’t work at a festival. Instead he relied on a set filled almost entirely with his greatest hits. His voice Read More
Jam band moe. is wrapping its set and I have to say, I’m not impressed. Maybe I’m not enough of a fan of the jam-band scene to appreciate moe., but I just couldn’t get into it at all. It’s the first Main Stage act I saw that left me wondewring, “How long is this going Read More
One of the constants in the history of the Vibes is a performance by local favorite Deep Banana Blackout. The high-energy jam band entertained the sun-drenched crowd with 90 minutes of fiery funk, led by singer Jen Durkin, who was in good voice, as usual. DBB is always warmly received at the Vibes, and this year was Read More
The Levon Helm Band finished a while ago and it was heartening to see Helm doing some of the singing. He has had a lot of health issues related to his throat in recent years and was under doctor’s orders not to sing for much of the past two or three years. That’s why his Read More
As if it wasn’t hot enough here, The Tedeschi Trucks Band put on a blistering set of Southern blues and soul. Tghis band is so good it demands your attention. Some alternative and college radio stations have been playing a few cuts from the group’s debut record, “Revelator,” and, in a perfect world, TTB songs Read More
The great Taj Mahal Trio just wrapped their set and they were … well, great. Taj Mahal is one of the highlights for me every time he comes to the Vibes. Whether on guitar or banjo, the big man rocks. The elements of other genres he adds to the blues truly sets him apart from Read More
Just received this email concerning Sunday night’s non-Vibes concert in Bridgeport: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Kid Cudi show at Webster Bank Arena has been canceled. Refunds available at point of purchase. Guess that takes some of the traffic worries away from downtown Bridgeport Sunday night.