Livin’ La Vida Musica
Sometimes my life is fabulous. Look at this week’s clutched-ticket concerts:
Tonight: Crowded House, with opener Pete Yorn
I saw Crowded House at one of their very last shows — if not the last one — before they broke up in 1994. It was a great show, at a small venue. They’re playing at the much larger Tabernacle tonight. Will they still be great?
Song Prayer Request: "Don't Dream It's Over" and few Split Enz tunes
Thursday: Andrew Bird
I’ve never seen Andrew Bird live — I missed last fall’s show — so I’m quite excited about finally seeing him perform. He was great on Letterman a few months ago. Added bonus: I’ll see the Scriveners at the show.
Song Prayer Request: “Measuring Cups” and “Armchair”
Friday: Stevie Wonder
Cannot wait! Stevie hasn’t toured the U.S. in a dozen years, so this show is The Ticket of the Month. He’s performing at our better amphitheater — and the highs on Friday will be in the very low 80s. I’m thinkin’ it will be a night of lots lemonade with citron vodka and lots of dancing for this girl.
Song Prayer Request: “Boogie on Reggae Woman” and "Higher Ground"
But fabulous doesn’t stop there, kids. Next week is John Vanderslice with Bishop Allen (thanks to Coaster Punchman), and Ticket of the Month #2: Bob Dylan, with openers Elvis Costello and Amos Lee. And then the next week …
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