Roman Gokhman’s favorite concerts of 2015

Welcome to my annual countdown of the most entertaining music experiences of the year. I only went to 41 concerts. Life commitments and a family took a higher priority. But then again, I enjoy profiling an artist over critiquing the music. I put more thought into the concerts I attended, so I think this compilation is still “deserving,” whatever that means. Still, some iconic and talented performers didn’t make my top 10: No Elton John or AC/DC, Royal Blood or Kacey Musgraves (who both came close), no Mumford and Sons or Duran Duran. Those of you who have read my previous [...]

Review: Taylor Swift draws diverse crowd at Levi’s Stadium

Taylor Swift has hits for miles. Nearly every one of the 18 songs she performed Friday, at the first of two sold-out shows at Levi’s Stadium (to more than 100,000 combined ticketholders) was recognizable not just to the young diehard fans but to their parents and numerous tech VIPs in attendance. But it takes more than hits to be one of America’s favorite musician-celebrities. Taylor Swift pulls in fans from all corners. It’s no different for fans of indie music and culture. “Tay” isn’t just one of the nicest people in the industry. The country-star-turned-pop-diva respects peers from the alternative [...]

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