Tag: concert

Review: Having fun with Foreigner

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although the song itself is about a rough and tumble bruiser, there is a line in the Foreigner song, “Head Knocker,” that clearly sums up vintage rockers’ show at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday,…

Review: The deeper genius of Squeeze

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you were a music fan looking for flash, the Squeeze show at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Aug. 23 was not the place for you. The band’s leaders Chris Difford and…

Wishbone Ash born in ‘perfect storm’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Fifty years ago, the bands began to play. And along the way, they built a template that still survives today. Last year and this year are notable for representing the 50th anniversary for a large…

Review: Justin Timberlake is here, he’s now

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There was a dose of nostalgia in the air as Justin Timberlake settled into the first of two nights at the Mohegan Sun Arena on April 12. Although Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Tour is…

Kiss goes out with a bang

  by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR I was a little too young for the beginning. But at least I got to see the “End of the Road” before I was too old for rock and roll (but too young to…

Morissette’s message still resonates with her audience

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The ’90s were the worst of times and best of times for women. It was the worst of times if the #MeToo movement is any indication. As we are made aware of the hardships women…

Britney makes it hot with Mohegan show

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Let me tell you a story about myself. I like the music of Britney Spears. There, I said it. Yes, I like metal music. I like old school punk rock. I like R&B. I like…

Chris Carrabba rekindles the fire for Dashboard Confessional

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Last year, Chris Carrabba reconvened Dashboard Confessional after putting the band on ice for a while. While Dashboard Confessional was on the shelf, Chris didn’t forego music altogether. Instead, he pulled together a more roots-acoustic…

Hang with the ‘Cool Kids’ in Echosmith Friday night

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR By the time, summer washed into fall, “Cool Kids” by Echosmith was everywhere. Whether it was top 40 radio or on VH1, where the Southern California group was tapped as the “You Oughta Know” artist…

T. Mills excited for ‘All I Want to Do’ to drop

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When it comes to his new single “All I Want To Do” and the EP of the same name, Travis Mills, leader of the band T. Mills is short, sweet, and to the point. “It’s…