81 posts categorized "MUSIC REVIEW"

Jul 27 2021
Darlene Love Ball: Turning 80, Bringing The '60s To Life Comments (0)

Darlene-love-boyculture-1Love with Paul Shaffer (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

The concept of a musical performance being magical is a cliché, but there is something otherworldly about a Darlene Love concert.

Her pipes are transcendent, she channels gospel as if calling the angels and she looks like no 80-year-old woman you've ever seen, challenging doubts about man's ability to time-travel. For all the world, it feels like the '60s when Love channels them, making an evening with her feel like witnessing a link to the past, to how music sounded, was played, was sung.

And yet she is very much in the now, enjoying herself and enjoying touching you with her blessed instrument.

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Jan 30 2020
Harry's Thing + Bloomberg's Hit-'Em-With-Everything Ad Strategy + Madonna Slays London With One Leg Tied Behind Her Back + The Queen Who Fucked Your Dad + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: I've never seen a stool in a locker room before. Perhaps a rim seat would be handier.

BELOW: Keep reading for a sexy gay rom-com, Bloomberg scarfing down something big and gay, the queen who fucked your dad, Vanessa Bryant speaks and more ...

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Nov 26 2019
Naked Ronaldo Actor + Billy Porter Says Kanye Should Run (Sora) + WILL & GRACE & LUCY + Warren Leads LGBTQ Poll + RuPaul's 1984 Lunch With Madonna + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: I always appreciate an open-drawers policy.

BELOW: Keep reading for a naked leading man, Melania Trump getting her sorry ass booed and more ...

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Nov 06 2019
Madonna Stretches Her Vocal Cords, Knocks 'Em Dead In San Francisco Comments (0)

Fan reports from San Francisco have been universally positive for Madonna, whose Madame X Tour is, I'm tellin' ya, a great work of art. Wish she'd do it on Broadway and get a special Tony for it — it's that good.

Check out this rave from Datebook as you watch her work on her, er, vocal cords. Choice cut:

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Sep 20 2019
1984-Play With Gus Kenworthy + Ed Buck's Meth-Faced Court Date + Giuliani Confesses To Conspiracy With Ukraine + Nyle DiMarco's New Series + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Orlando Bloom is now at the age where he is Bryan Cranston when he takes a selfie from a low angle — and I am good with that.

BELOW: Keep reading for Gus Kenworthy's 1984-play, Giuliani's off-the-rails admission, Ed Buck's meth-faced court date and more ...

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Sep 18 2019
MADAME X-Static Process: Madonna Sets Herself Free In Darkly Joyous Theater-Show Debut Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2019-09-18 at 3.09.34 AMCameras & phones were banned, but that's Madonna singing to ME. (Image by J.V.)

Look, it's 2:50 a.m., so don't expect genius from me. SPOILERS below, including the complete set list!

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Sep 14 2019
Express Themselves: Niki & Donna Kindness Tour Hits Brooklyn Comments (0)

IMG_6385Their friendship act is no act! (All images by Matthew Rettenmund, unless noted)

Had so much fun at C'mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn) tonight at the Niki & Donna show.

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Aug 05 2019
Have A Tennis Ball + THE PROM Wedding + Streisand Zings Trump + 8chan's Former Owner Slams Terrorist-Friendly Site + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Sheer perfection.

BELOW: Keep reading for hot guys, Barbra Streisand and news on the avalanche of mass shooting plaguing the U.S. ...

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