January 16, 2010.

"We know you love cheap, tacky, awful stuff. We do too."

Often it's the who, what, where and when that makes the point of a situation. If you're hanging out with your groovy friend in the city, wearing rainbow mittens and psyched about something to do between the vintage record stores and the fortune teller, call ahead and make reservations at The Duplex for Hole-O-Matic, endearingly known as Gashole.

U2 LIVE

thumb_dsc06003October 9, 2009
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida

by Melissa Sacco

I had the opportunity and pleasure of seeing U2 for the very first time on October 9, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. This was U2’s only stop in Florida, so people from all over the state traveled to see the show. I had heard prior to attending this concert that the band spends a fortune on the stage setting, sound, and lighting for every show and tour. However, I did not imagine

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers/Steve Winwood
June 11, 2008
New England Music Center, Hartford, CT  

A breezy summer night set the mood for this flawless show. Beachballs, flip flops, lawn chairs and friendly folks from all generations came together to enjoy this double bill of equally powerful rockers, Tom Petty and Steve Winwood.

Billy Joel/Elton John Face to Face Tour: July 18th, 2009; Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.

The stage was set with one side honoring New York and the other depicting London. The show began with references to God Save the Queen for Elton John and Yankee Doodle Dandy to bring in Billy Joel.

The crowd was excited for their arrival. Two pianos face each other and they took the stage, playing each others songs, trading solo voices and piano pieces. Your Song, Just The Way You Are, Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me (clad with yellow lights, and timed for the pending sunset.

Lou Reed/Berlin Tour

Review: Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA, April 20th, 2008

Lou Reed's career as a singer, songwriter, musician, writer, and poet is impressive and daunting. If you have the chance, see him live. His presence and musicianship at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA, on April 20th, 2008 was magnificent, soulful, serious and piercing with some humorous moments.

The Cure

Madison Square Garden
June 20, 2008

The Cure/Set list

Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert /Led Zeppelin Reunion

img_0226This is Led Zeppelin. There is no other.
When the Hammer of the Gods knocks at your door, you open it and follow the Piper.

Led Zeppelin Reunion Show December 10th, 2007 London O2 Arena

I was one of the lucky first ballot winners of the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London. The show was a fundraiser in honor of the founding chairman of Atlantic Records who died on December 14, 2006. All proceeds from the show go to music education around the globe, including Ertegun’s homeland, Turkey. Given the limited availability of the tickets to the public, I coordinated with Rock 102.1 to share my experience with my fellow listeners. I am privileged to share this with you, as we watched rock history unfold on a very special night.

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