“His vocal chords are made of gold. He just looks a little too old.”
The unconverted might interpret this line (a lyric from “Late Greats”) as Jeff Tweedy’s tongue-in-cheek stab at his audience, as his music is sometimes labeled “dad-rock.” The more cynical may attribute this line to Tweedy himself; Wilco’s frontman is 44 and despite his fantastic pipes, does sometimes give off the impression of a dad dressed in a bad suit.
But for anyone who has seriously listened to Wilco, it’s clear that this isn’t the case. And if you’ve seen the band in concert, you know well that this is not “dad-rock,” Tweedy is not too old, and Wilco is one of the greatest live bands out there. Continue reading →
For a band to command an audience is a challenging task. For one man to do that alone is even tougher. And to do that in Boston, the night after the Bruins win the Stanley Cup, using only a ukulele seems like an impossibility. Yet Eddie Vedder was able to not just command, but captivate this crowd of rowdy Bostonians using a tiny four-string instrument. Continue reading →
Posted onJune 16, 2011|Comments Off on Eddie Vedder @ The Wang Theater Tonight!
I’m itching to get out of work and head down to the Wang (teehee!) Theater for Eddie Vedder’s solo show. Though I know these shows are supposed to be quiet toned down affairs, I can’t imagine that will be the case in a Boston that just won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 39 years. The place is going to be nuts. Can’t wait.