Live Exclusives: Outside Lands, Regeneration 2008

 

All the concert news
‘n’ reviews that’s fit to print.

By Blurt Staff

 

 

More concert coverage from your friendly neighborhood BLURT
– this time, we’ve got the Outside Lands fest in San
Francisco and the Regeneration Tour 2008 in Cincinnati.

 

 

 

 

  • *BLURT Associate Editor Andy Tennille made the
    proverbial prodigal return to his old stomping grounds of San Francisco the
    weekend of August 22-24 to catch the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in
    Golden Gate Park featuring, among others, Radiohead, Tom Petty, Sharon Jones
    & the Dap Kings and Wilco rocking the assembled masses. The event was not
    without its problems, notes Tennille. “Due to the park’s landscape, festival
    organizers were forced to work with its existing layout, resulting in several
    narrow bottlenecks that made travel between stages extremely difficult and
    crowd management next to impossible. Sound gremlins continually plagued the
    event [and the] topography and location of some stages – such as the Twin Peaks
    stage – presented aural snake pits for festival sound engineers trying to
    achieve pristine sound. All that said, the focus of the weekend was the music,
    and promoters – Another Planet
    Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill Presents – did not skimp on the
    talent.” Check out Tennille’s exclusive photos from the event, incidentally.

 

  • *The next evening Steven Rosen was getting his
    inner I Want My VH1 Classic groove on at the Regeneration Tour 2008 at Cincy’s
    National City Pavilion. Featuring Human League and ABC plus Brenda Carlisle, A
    Flock Of Seagulls and Naked Eyes, the show was a mixed bag, writes Rosen.
    “Several of the acts – Naked Eyes and a ragged A Flock of Seagulls, whose
    synthesizer player/vocalist Mike Score no longer has that fantastic tidal wave
    of a haircut – are better remembered than actually heard these days [but] ABC
    and Human League made a compelling case for the quality of their music.
    Somewhere in between was Belinda Carlisle, whose stage presence was energetic
    and voice strong, but whose songs mostly are bland and uninteresting.”

 

 

 

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[Sharon Jones photo by Andy Tennille]

 

 

 

 

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