Friday, September 20, 2019

Here is a review of Madonna's first show of her USA tour 2019.

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REVIEW From Rollingstone by Rob Sheffield" The show follows Madonna’s adventures around the globe. “Everybody knows I moved to Lisbon to become a soccer mom,” she said on Thursday night. “I found myself alone, without friends, a little bit bored.” So after too many Sundays at her son’s soccer games, she started going out to Lisbon clubs and flipped for Portugal’s fado rhythms, which got her creative juices flowing again. As she announced, “From now on, I’m Madame X and Madame X loves to dance!”


The show started extremely late — she didn’t go on until nearly 11 p.m., which she kept joking about all night. “Forgive me if I kept you waiting too long this evening,” Madonna purred seductively, stretched out on top of a piano. “I don’t like to keep you waiting. But I have an injury. I have six kids. I have a LOT of wigs.” Then she had a couple of her dancers help her off the piano and improvised a pop melody: “I bet you had more sleep than meeee!” No rest for the wicked, indeed.

It was a cellphone-free show, with the audience’s phones locked into Yondr pouches that got unsealed at the end of the night. (Honestly, all shows should be this way.) Madonna kept mentioning how much she enjoyed looking into the audience and seeing our eyes as opposed to screens. “The eyes are the window of the soul. But there’s one window you’re forgetting.” She opened her legs, to a blast of orchestral music. “Ladies and gentlemen, this is what it’s like to have Mozart coming out of your pussy! I am one classy broad!”

The Madame X songs work much better in a theater setting — the album has always felt more like a soundtrack to a stage spectacle, an Original Cast Recording, than an actual listening experience. She had a small army of dancers, plus scene-stealing musicians like trumpeter Jessica Pina and cellist Mariko Muranaka. One of the highlights came early on: “Human Nature,” one of her most enduringly great Nineties hits. She turned it into a stripped-down confession, writhing athletically before doing a bongo solo. It ended with Madonna surrounded by 11 black women — including three of her daughters, Stella, Estere and Mercy James — chanting, “I’m not your bitch!” Madonna yelled at the end, “Have we made ourselves cleeeear?” Just in case, she handed the mic to the very young Stella, who said, “Hashtag #TimesUp!” For good measure, the ladies sang an a cappella chorus of “Express Yourself.”


The show opens with a motto from James Baldwin: “Art is here to prove that all safety is an illusion…Artists are here to disturb the peace.” Fighting words, but Madonna lived up to them in “God Control,” an elaborate production number with cops attacking the dancers under a video montage of news footage. Points were made, including gun control, police brutality and why Madonna doesn’t approve of smoking dope.

Her comic banter was as stellar as the music — she was loose, salty, spontaneous, thriving on her closeness with the crowd. At one point, she crashed in a vacant seat next to a London fan named Dan, flirted, drank his beer, apologized for going on so late, drank more of his beer (“I come from a long line of alcoholics”) and then said, “Dan, you’ve been a great crowd, but I need to get on with my journey.” As she explained, “Freedom is the theme of this show. And the theme of my life, for that matter.”


Madonna performs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Brooklyn New York on September 17th 2019. Photo by Stufish

The night’s two big emotional powerhouses came near the end. She sang “Frozen” all alone, visible behind a video screen of her eldest daughter Lourdes doing an interpretive dance, with her “MOM” knuckle tattoo. It was a beautifully simple moment — just the singer, the daughter and that song, a show-stopper from the album (Ray of Light) where she fully embraced her hippie-mama spirituality. It also demonstrated that for all her love of theatrical excess, she’s a singer before she’s anything else. The night climaxed with a full-choir “Like a Prayer,” a moment that felt sacred yet also sleazy — the ultimate Madonna combination.

Madame X has the global sprawl of her 2001 Drowned World Tour, which this fan would definitely have to pick as her best live show ever. She included a a fantastic fado interlude, starring the Portuguese guitarra of 16-year-old Gaspar Varela. Madonna sang a fado chestnut made famous by his great-grandmother, the late Celeste Rodrigues. There was also a showcase of Batuque musicians from Cape Verde, the all-female Orquestra Batukadeiras, working a centuries-old percussive tradition. She picked up her guitar to cover the Cesária Évora classic “Sodade” — a fangirl moment very much in the Madonna tradition, because what makes her a pop genius is the way she moves so fluidly between fangirling and creating her own art. It echoed her last tour, when she covered Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose,” which somehow wound up as Lady Gaga’s big drag-show performance in A Star Is Born. (Don’t be surprised if “Sodade” shows up in Gaga’s next Oscar-winning film?)


As always, she focused on new material, doing almost all of the erratic Madame X. (Alas, not “Bitch I’m Loca.”) But the most powerful moments came when she revamped her classics. “Vogue” became a B-movie fantasia with a troop of femme fatales in a black-and-white film noir cityscape, wearing blonde wigs, shades and trench coats. She strummed “La Isla Bonita” as a guitar cha-cha. “This is my striptease right here,” she announced. “This is as X-rated as it’s gonna get tonight.” Then she peeled off one glove, in homage to Rita Hayworth in Gilda and Natalie Wood in Gypsy. One of the night’s big musical surprises: “American Life,” which holds up remarkably well, as she vented her eccentric political rage with Mirwais Ahmadzaï’s vintage Francodisco frisson.

The stronger songs from Madame X came alive in this setting — especially “Extreme Occident,” “Crave” and “Crazy,” where she dropped to her knees before one of her dancers and sang, “I bend my knees for you like a prayer,” a foretaste of the “Like a Prayer” climax to come. She did “Medellin” with a video boost from Maluma. She did just one verse of “Papa Don’t Preach,” as an excuse to change the key line to “I’ve made up my mind / I’m not keeping my baby.” (The song could have used that tweak back in 1986, but better late.)

The crowd was camp as Christmas and twice as loud, gathering Madonna worshippers from all over the world, dressed to the nines. Shout out to the silver fox rocking his vintage “Frankie Say Relax” T-shirt. (Bet he’s the same guy wearing that shirt in the new Beastie Boys Book, in the photo of fans outside their 1985 NYC show as Madonna’s opening act.)

In some ways, this show is Madonna’s version of Springsteen on Broadway, scaling down to an intimate theatrical setting to tell one account of her life story. It’s yet another bond for these two oddly linked legends, who’ve been topping charts together since the days when Like a Virgin went up against Born in the U.S.A. In June, Madonna’s latest concept album debuted the same week as Bruce’s Western Stars cowboy trip, giving them the Number One and Two albums. How gratifying that these two Eighties icons are not only still topping the charts, they’re doing it with their wildest, most experimental work. We chose well when we picked these two as our heroes, right? As Madame X proves, Madonna will never be the kind of superstar who repeats her successes, sticks to her strengths, or plays it safe. Instead, she’s getting weirder with age. Thank all the angels and saints for that.  Rollingstone by Rob Sheffield

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Hella Mega Tour: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer & The Interrupters Tickets on Sale Now! Get Discount Code.


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Monday, September 9, 2019

Madonna to play San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre.

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Madonna’s coming to San Francisco next month. Promoting her 14th studio album, the pop star brings her intimate Madame X tour to the Golden Gate Theatre on Oct. 31, Nov. 2 and Nov. 4.


The tour, which was slated open Sept. 12 in Brooklyn, has been delayed a few days to accommodate improving “highly specialized production elements,” Variety reported.
Other stops include Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami Beach, London and Paris

Thursday, August 29, 2019

KFOG to end its run this week.

Well if you were brought up in the San Francisco Bay Area KFOG was your station and now its going away this week.  Sad to see this but the facts are that next to no one listens to radio anymore except satellite and online.  Everyone expects that to be free but that will not support radio.  The only radio i listen to now is on satellite and at home it's Youtube or vinyl .  There are so many options that the old format that we all came to love has been fading away for years now and most are gone.  RIP KFOG you exposed millions to great music in your life.  Cheers David.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Food at The New Chase Center in San Francisco

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  • Tacolicious
  • Bakesale Betty
  • Big Nates BBQ 
  • Tony G’s
  • Sam’s Chowder House
  • Hot Dog Bills
  • Dumpling Time
  • CC Made
  • Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas
  • La Corneta
  • Old Skool Café
  • Sarap Shop
  • Sugar and Spun
  • Tin Pot Creamery
  • Yvonne’s Southern Sweets

Thursday, August 22, 2019

TRENDING CONCERT TOURS as of today 08-22-2019.

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1 Blue Oyster Cult
2 Lalah Hathaway
3 Killer Dwarfs
4 The Rolling Stones
5 Night Ranger
6 KISS
7 Backstreet Boys
8 ZZ Top
9 Slipknot
10 Molly Hatchet
11 Lizzo
12 Shawn Mendes
13 Meek Mill
14 Billie Eilish
15 Jonas Brothers
16 Iron Maiden
17 Cheap Trick
18 Elton John
19 Tool
20 Howard Jones
21 Alabama
22 Luke Combs
23 The Beach Boys
24 Lana Del Rey
25 Foreigner
26 John Mayer
27 Tyler Childers
28 Metallica
29 Fleetwood Mac
30 Foo Fighters

Thursday, August 8, 2019

TOP TRENDING CONCERT TOURS as of 08-08-2019

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1 Blue Oyster Cult
2 Cheap Trick
3 Slipknot
4 Magic Giant
5 The Charlie Daniels Band
6 Paula Poundstone
7 Jefferson Starship
8 John Mayer
9 Post Malone
10 Playboi Carti
11 Mason Jennings
12 Magic Dick
13 KISS
14 ZZ Top
15 The Rolling Stones
16 A Day To Remember
17 Tool
18 Lizzo
19 Jonas Brothers
20 Godsmack
21 Mumford & Sons
22 Blink-182
23 The Beach Boys
24 Willie Nelson
25 Marisela

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Despite a slowing down of the economy ticket sales are thru the roof for major acts on the road!

Major touring act such as The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran and Queen have seen the biggest increase in ticket sales in history. 

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As a matter of fact Ed Sheeran has officially set the record for having the highest grossing tour of all time, as the 246th show of his Divide Tour pushes it to the $736.7 million mark, according to Pollstar’s calculations.The benchmark had previously been set by U2 in 2011, when their 360 Tour grossed $735.4 million, a seemingly insurmountable figure.

There are some market differences between Sheeran’s and U2’s record-breaking tours. Theirs ran only 110 shows, whereas Sheeran will have played 255 gigs over a course of two and a half years by the time he wraps it up with a four-night stand close to home in Ipswich, England Aug. 23-26. Needless to say, perhaps, Sheeran’s ticket prices have been lower, hence the very long run needed to catch up with U2’s high-water mark.


In terms of actual tour attendance, Sheeran already broke that record of U2’s back on May 24, when their 7.3 million tickets sold was beaten by his 7,315,970, Pollstar reports. As of his show in Hannover, Germany, he’ll be up to an astonishing 8,504,493 attendees for the Divide Tour.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Why buy form after market tickets brokers like TICKETFINDER.com

Let me try and answer some questions that we get often on why you should always consider after market ticket brokers like TICKETFINDER.com when shopping for tickets.  

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3. Old establish ticket brokers like TICKETFINDER.com can be trusted to offer safe, secure and trusted ticket sales services for 29 years and their advice on where to sit can be very helpful.  You will find all events nationwide listed at one convenient location and at for many events you will find VIP parking passes and VIP services to make your time at the event much smoother.  

4. Ticket brokers like TICKETFINDER.com are a family operation so NO big company hassles like you will find at TICKETMASTER or Live Nation ETC.

5. We can always get you into the event.  Venue box offices and big companies like TICKETMASTER or Live Nation who by the way are the same company are often sold out but brokers like TICKETFINDER.com always have or can get tickets, better seats and VIP service for you.  Yes at times these can be pricey but we source the best suppliers, prices and guarantee you will get good seats, best after markets pricing and real tickets to any event and offer a money back guarantee if this go wrong.  If we except your order and for some unforeseen reason, except acts of god, we or our suppliers can not get you into the show we will refund your money for twice the amount you paid.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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1 Blue Oyster Cult
2 The Beach Boys
3 Dream Theater
4 Billie Eilish
5 The Rolling Stones
6 Queen + Adam Lambert
7 Iron Maiden
8 Santana
9 John Mayer
10 Five Finger Death Punch
11 Vida Blue
12 Styx
13 ZZ Top
14 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
15 Blink-182
16 Slipknot
17 John Prine
18 KISS
19 Billy Joel
20 Post Malone
21 The Black Keys
22 Metallica
23 Dave Matthews Band
24 Alice Cooper
25 Shawn Mendes