The Phantom Tollbooth

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Switchfoot in NYC as reviewed in The Phantom TollboothYes – you can get a free concert and a plate of ribs for breakfast if you're in the right place at the right time in New York City!


Finally, the two most influential vocal groups of the past several decades team up for a series of concerts - Take 6 and The Manhattan Transfer: The Summit....


Twenty-five years later, Take 6 is going strong at The Blue Note in NYC, with two shows a night for a week!



beach-boys-50thBeneath all the heartbreak, car songs, surfing, etc. lies what makes them a timeless band; desperate hopefulness.

The legendary Todd Rundgren was a welcome addition to the planned festivities, especially since the Big Band’s new project features Palermo’s take on the music of Frank Zappa and the aforementioned Rundgren.

The three acts opening this year's event intended to nurture the family life of V100's listenership offered a glimpse of the city's R & B gospel and Christian hip hop talent.

The band produced a solid sound with a raw feel. No guitar techs, no strobe lights. The Peter Furler Band was Old School…

Vespers Concert reviewed Phantom TollboothThe Vespers performed unplugged in concert at the Old Stone Church in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey...completely 100% unplugged.

The Violet Burning House Show 2011Somewhere at a secret location on Grand Island, NY, also known as this reviewer's home . . . "Yeah, it's a bit tougher to be objective when a band you like comes and plays in your front room, in the spot where your recliner usually sits. . ."

Transatlantic OrchestraNeal Morse (ex-Spock's Beard / Flying Colors), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings), Pete Trewavas (Marillion, Edison's Children), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, Flying Colors), and Ted Leonard (Spock's Beard, Enchant) filled the room with intricate, emotionally powerful and virtuosic performances. 

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