Concert Reviews Not Dead

by Liz Colville

“Launching into the bawdy, pleasingly graceless roadhouse stomp of ‘Mary,’ they are bathed in the light of a disco ball and projected on three video screens in Classic Americana black and white, as though trying to embody as many parts of U2’s persona — the Rattle & Hum authenticity, the cheeky Pop hedonism — as possible. They don’t offer anything you can’t leave behind, it’s true, but it’s also true that no one here is leaving. — Rob Harvilla’s golden review of Kings of Leon’s show at Madison Square Garden last night. “We need arena rockers, after all, given that we’ve got all these arenas lying around.”

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