I cannot mince words – I believe The Mavericks is one of the best bands touring and releasing new music today, so I was thrilled to see them at Parker Playhouse last night. As always, I was not disappointed!
Their combination of country, Latin, and rockabilly styles is unique and I (as well as many others) simply MUST dance at their live shows.
One of my favorite summer events, The Green River Festival, has announced the first artists for this year and it includes some of my most-loved acts!
Great music, chill atmosphere, fabulous food trucks (seriously), wonderful beer provided – at least in the past – by Berkshire Brewing Company, terrific artisans selling their ware, and hot air balloons all contribute to a spectacular festival!
Despite the title of one of The Mavericks better-known songs (“All You Ever Do is Bring Me Down”), this band always delivers a fantastic show that keeps me smiling for days after the show!
This show at the South Shore Music Circus was no different, with one caveat which I mention at the end of this review.
I saw 224 shows in 2015. Yes, I know, that sounds like an insane number considering I have a day job that is completely unrelated to music. How would I choose my top ten, with another fifteen as runners-up? All the shows except one were at least very good, and I thought that narrowing the list would not be easy.
It turned out not to be difficult at all. The top ten (or eleven as you will read below) were clear to me, as were the runners-up.
The Mavericks cured whatever ailed the audience at The Wilbur Theatre last week! Most of you know how the Boston area is suffering this winter; seeing live music is helping to keep me – and many others – sane and The Mavericks helped immeasurably!
Those of you who have been reading my posts regularly know how much I love this band; I have seen them ‘only’ four times and I think this was the best of them! The Mavericks were on fire Thursday night!
Yes, I saw The Mavericks two nights in a row – they are that good!
Sunday night’s show was at The Wilbur which afforded me a different experience than the previous evening did. The floor was general admission standing, so I decided to stand at the stage rather than sit in the front row of the mezzanine. I am so glad I did.
The time has come for me to reflect on the 128 concerts I attended in 2013 and determine the top ten. It was an extremely difficult task this year because I saw so many excellent shows.
I laid one ground rule for myself. I did not include sets at festivals for one main reason – there is generally a lot more energy at a festival than at a ‘regular’ concert and the musicians feed off that energy which produces a better show. Also, at festivals musicians from other bands tend to sit in with the act on stage so one is not always seeing the band as they typically perform. Read the rest of this entry