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MIDDLEDITCH AND SCHWARTZ
The Last Podcast on the Left: Live!
#YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES
Frank Santos Jr.
Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour
The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel Live!
Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Bobby McFerrin: circlesongs
The Second City: Made in America
I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast Live
The Greatest Generation
Whose Live Anyway?
“Classic Deep Purple Live” performed by Glenn Hughes
Iliza: Elder Millennial
ON CINEMA LIVE! Featuring Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington and Special Guests
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood
Gad Elmaleh: The Dream Tour
The Milk Carton Kids
It’s Me Again: An Aparna Nancherla Tour
David Bromberg Big Band w/ special guest Loudon Wainwright III
Craig Ferguson: Hobo Fabulous Tour
Blood, Sweat & Tears – 2018
“People should expect the unexpected from The Waterboys,” says Mike Scott, a grin in his voice. It’s a mission statement which has inspired three decades of compelling musical shape-shifting, and one which yields thrilling results on The Waterboys’ magnificent eleventh album.
Here comes Modern Blues, definitive evidence that The Waterboys are in the midst of a stunning purple patch. The scope of the album’s ambition is exemplified by its magnificent 10-minute closer, “Long Strange Golden Road”, already destined to become a Waterboys’ classic. A mythic quest-song encompassing Druid colleges, dim-lit motel rooms and the “bright-lit neon canyons” of Tokyo, it features walk-on cameos from Aphrodite, Venus and the ghost of Jack Kerouac’s Dean Moriarty. Along the way it also captures something of Scott’s own compelling journey: from post-punk seer, raggle-taggle roustabout and spiritual seeker to the mercurial spirit of today, full of fire and attack. “Keep the river on your right / And the highway at your shoulder,” he sings as the music roars around him. “And the front line in your sights / Pioneer.” Modern Blues is the glorious, inimitable sound of The Waterboys driving forward once again, stretching up and out to the higher ground.