Tag: Mohegan Sun Arena

Review: Shawn Mendes exceeds pop star expectations

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The music of Shawn Mendes is undeniably catchy. The young singer is also easy on the eyes, especially if young male singers capture your fancy (and you’re a teenage girl). But these factors alone aren’t…

Review: Rob Thomas is just a regular guy who can rock

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Rob Thomas is a rock star. If the earring and skinny jeans weren’t enough to clue you in, the fact his name flashed on a computer billboard as you drove into the Mohegan Sun was…

Ariana Grande works it

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As I stood in the gargantuan line to get past the security check-point at the Mohegan Sun Arena for the March 30 Ariana Grande show, there were two teenage girls behind me talking about their…

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…

Lorde puts the art into pop

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Sometimes when an artist choses music to play between breaks in a concert, the selections reflect their own personal preferences. So, it was telling that singer songwriter Lorde chose singer Kate Bush’s “Running Up the…

Name that tune as Train sings, ‘Play That Song’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Train’s most recent single, “Play That Song,” worms its way into your ear and embeds itself into your brain. Part of the reason the tune is so infectious is that the melody is so familiar.…

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill: A perfect marriage at Mohegan Sun

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If their tour dubbed Soul2Soul is any indication of reality, country stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have the perfect marriage. Everything about the sold out show at the Mohegan Sun Arena on May 5…

The undead arise… and get funky

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A long, long time ago—5,000 years ago to be more precise—the members of the group now known as Here Come The Mummies found themselves cursed for a life as the undead and, subsequently buried for…