Long Live Rock: Dougie MacLean

The Ark, Ann Arbor, circa 1996 Another concert with Tim, who was in grad school at Michigan by this point. Dougie was fantastic -- The Ark is an intimate venue, and as I remember it, we were sitting just a row or two from the stage. I watched transfixed as Dougie tuned his guitar differently… Continue reading Long Live Rock: Dougie MacLean

Long Live Rock, the Nineties, Part II

The early nineties are hazy, for no particular reason, other than that they were so long ago. Still, I'm determined to continue write about every concert I ever attended. The eighties were easy because attending concerts was a new thing for me, and I saw "big" acts like The Who and The Kinks, all near… Continue reading Long Live Rock, the Nineties, Part II

Long Live Rock, the Nineties, Part I

Royal Crescent Mob (1990, Hall Auditorium, Miami University) I don't remember this concert, or this band. Royal Crescent Mob was the midwest's answer to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Unfortunately, nobody had ever asked that particular question. I went because I was working with one of the organizations sponsoring the concert. I can't even remember… Continue reading Long Live Rock, the Nineties, Part I

Long Live Rock, More Eighties

I'd forgotten at least one concert in the eighties: Ray Charles (1989, Millett Hall at Miami University) This was a Parents' Weekend Concert, my first semester at college. My parents came and Ray Charles was late. That's about all I remember: the concert started something like an hour late. Ray Charles must have sang "Georgia… Continue reading Long Live Rock, More Eighties