Concert Reviews

Jackson Browne at the Paramount, 11/15/12


Very early into his set at the Paramount last night, Jackson Browne thanked the capacity crowd for putting up with the video cameras stationed in the balcony, at the exits and on the stage. A live concert special for AXS TV was being filmed, Browne explained, adding that the band had put together a rare set list for the occasion. "This whole tour we haven't had much of a set list," he said before promising that the show wouldn't feel too stiff or formal as a result. He didn't disappoint -- the two-hour performance boasted a spur-of-the-moment spirit. Browne and his band played obscure B-sides along with well-known hits; several times, he veered from the set list to play requests from vocal audience members. The casual approach made for a completely compelling evening of music.

See also: The five best concerts this week: November 12-16