Special thanks to my wife Kim for taking the great photos at the Keane show!
|Singer Tom Chaplin and drummer Richard Hughes|
In addition to powerful versions of Keane classics from the first couple of albums the band released in the mid-00s ("Bend and Break," "Somewhere Only We Know," "Crystal Ball," "Bedshaped"), songs from the band's latest disc (2012's Strangeland) were equally potent, notably "Neon River" and my favorite track on the album, "Sovereign Light Cafe."
Check out writer George A. Paul's thoughtful and spot-on review of the show posted on The Orange County Register site.
Speaking of articulate reviews, my Music Worth Buying co-host TJR is flying solo this week and has posted a review of Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox. You can view it here.
Finally, check out my latest column posted on Desert Star Weekly where I review four Americana titles that were issued in 2012. Click here to read my column.