Concert Review: The National Rocks For Obama, Claims Spotlight
2010 / Live Reviews / Music

Concert Review: The National Rocks For Obama, Claims Spotlight

Only hours after sharing the stage with President Barack Obama at a campaign rally in Madison, Wis., unassuming indie-rock group the National finally seemed poised to shed their bashful ways and play to the kind of larger audiences that rock stars — even presidential ones — are accustomed to. Continue reading

Concert Review: Ray LaMontagne Previews New Album, New Confidence
2008 / Live Reviews / Music

Concert Review: Ray LaMontagne Previews New Album, New Confidence

The introspective, bearded singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne has already attracted a dedicated audience despite a pronounced onstage shyness. In a recent concert in Madison, Wis., this support seemed to nudge him closer and closer to revealing the folk-rock soul man aching to get out. Continue reading