How Did Hurricane Sandy Impact Live Music And The Fan Experience?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy I started to wonder what the impact would be on the live music industry and the fan experience. Who would be hit the hardest? The fans? Bands? Venue owners? As I thought about how live music has helped fans and band process grief and loss, I also started to […]

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The Bieber Tops Beatle With Free Mexico City Concert

  Our Bieber fever and Beatles explorations continue with this news about Justin Bieber’s recent free concert in Mexico City that drew 300,000 bielebers topping Paul McCarntecy’s show that drew 250,000 fans just a few weeks earlier. Here’s how Bieber responded to and reflected on the experience according to MTV.com: While his fans displayed their […]

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Van Halen Cover Band Wants To Finish The Tour

  Our  Van Halen concert experiment continues with some very interesting developments. In the wake of the band’s recent announcement that they will be canceling their tour, according to TMZ, a Van Halen cover band Van Halen Army has stepped up and said they would like to finish what was started. …if the real Van […]

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Jack White Attempts Strange Metaphoric Concert Record

  Well, this is a fun continuation of our ongoing White Stripes experiment. Of course it’s only Jack White attempting a new world record as he voyages out in the wake of his new album Blunderbuss. Here’s the news according to a press release that I received and chuckled through as I read the details […]

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Is Van Halen Nervous About Their Renunion Tour?

Yes, even rock stars get nervous. And as Van Halen gets ready to rock once again, one band member got vulnerable with fans during a smaller, more intimate show at a historic venue. As Pollstar reports, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth and the band took the stage at the Cafe Wha? in New York […]