All posts by Jeff Clark

Get Out! September 23 – September 29

Former Genesis drummer/1980s solo pop sensation Phil Collins is still not dead yet, and to remind everyone of that fact he’s been back in touring action the last several years. He brings his static setlist of solo and Genesis hits to Gwinnett Arena on Saturday, Sept. 28, and doncha just know everyone in the entire place is gonna be air drumming the drum break in the middle of “In the Air Tonight” when it happens. They’ve been waiting for that moment for all their lives…

Get Out! September 16 – September 22

Last time The Who played Atlanta, a rather lackluster performance at Gwinnett Arena in April 2015, after the show I muttered that they needed to quit. Of course, a case could’ve been made that they needed to quit after Keith Moon croaked in 1978, but not even John Entwistle’s coke-induced heart attack in 2002 brought a pause to their schedule. Roger Daltrey himself referred to the run of shows in 2014-2016 as the band’s “long goodbye,” and yet here they are again on a lengthy North American trek – bringing them to State Farm Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 18 – that finds Townshend, Daltrey and backing blokes dolling up their tunes symphonic-style with the help of local orchestras. The setlist this time offers large chunks of Tommy and Quadrophenia. Personally, we’d much rather see ’em dive into Sell Out or The Who By Numbers but they’ve never been big on pulling out momentum-killers like that, so it’s best to just appreciate them before they move on for good.