Review + Photos: U2 at SAP Center

U2 (photo: Kate Haley) When presented with a last-minute opportunity to catch a 22-time Grammy Award winning rock and roll band, it's hard to say anything but "Hell yes!" U2, as cheesy and overinflated as you might want to say they are, rock. After seeing them firsthand at the SAP Center on Monday night in San Jose, I have no doubt. I might still question Apple abruptly inserting the 2014 album Songs of Innocence into my iTunes without my consent, but I eventually stopped skipping the tracks when they come up. There was no opener and the show started about quarter after [...]

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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 [...]

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