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Summer of Love

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.

'90s

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

Who?: Tori Amos
When and Where?: September 1, Red Rocks
What?: A performer who's made a career out of sounding a hell of a lot like Kate Bush at her least interesting.

'60s/'70s Equivalent?: Kate Bush at her least interesting.

Who?: Lilith Fair '98: Sarah McLachlan
When and Where?: August 23, Fiddler's Green
What?: A performer who's made a career out of sounding a hell of a lot like Joni Mitchell at her least interesting.

'60s/'70s Equivalent: Joni Mitchell at her least interesting.

Who?: Blues Traveler
When and Where?: July 3 and 4, Red Rocks
What?: A cadre of space cadets who jam until their medication wears off.
'60s/'70s Equivalent: Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh

Who?: Widespread Panic
When and Where?: June 12 and 13, Red Rocks
What?: A cadre of space cadets who jam until their liquor wears off.
'60s/'70s Equivalent: The Allman Brothers

'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

Who?: Stevie Nicks
When and Where?: July 21, Fiddler's Green
What?: Blond earth goddess who specializes in lyrics ready-made for Hallmark cards.

'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

Who?: Yes
When and Where?: July 14, Fiddler's Green
What?: Nimrods who take themselves way too seriously and deliver self-conscious "art."

'90s Equivalent: Yanni

 
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