By Courtney Harrell
By Kyra Scrimgeour
By Jena Ardell
By Mary Willson
By Bree Davies
By Tom Murphy
By Tom Murphy
By A.H. Goldstein
Most of the biggest shows of the summer concert lineup are headlined by stars from the Sixties and Seventies or by Nineties artists who sound like they're from the Sixties and Seventies. In other words, everything new is old again, as you'll discover in the following look at the connections that link the musical generations.
Who?: Dave Matthews Band
When and Where?: May 24 and 25, Red Rocks
What?: A band led by a guy with an accent employs exotic instrumentation to not very interesting effect.
'60s/'70s Equivalent?: Jethro Tull
'60s/'70s Equivalent?: Kate Bush at her least interesting.
'60s/'70s Equivalent: Joni Mitchell at her least interesting.
'60s and '70s
Who?: Peter, Paul & Mary
When and Where?: August 30, Fiddler's Green
What?: Simple sing-alongs in the folk tradition.
'90s Equivalent: Raffi
'90s Equivalent: Jewel
Who?: Furthur '98:Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh
When and Where?: July 18, Fiddler's Green
What?: A cadre of space cadets who jam until their medication wears off.
'90s Equivalent: Blues Traveler
Who?: The Allman Brothers
When and Where?: August 14 and 15, Red Rocks
What?: A cadre of space cadets who jam until their liquor wears off.
'90s Equivalent: Widespread Panic
When and Where?: July 14, Fiddler's Green
What?: Nimrods who take themselves way too seriously and deliver self-conscious "art."
'90s Equivalent: Yanni