Hump Day Unusual Moment: Ryan Adams Covers Bryan Adams

October 8th, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg

FINALLY… Ryan Adams and his band the Shining whip up a cover of Bryan Adams’ “Run to You” in concert at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, California, 10/1/2014…

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LIVE: Bryan Adams @ The Egg, 12/9/13

December 10th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg

Review by Greg Haymes

Yeah, it’s grounds for excommunication from the Royal Fraternity of Hip Rock Critics, but I gotta admit that I like Bryan Adams. He’s a damned good pop songsmith. Sure, sometimes he goes a bit over the top. (Before we go any further here, let’s just single out “The Three Muskateers” soundtrack hit, “All for Love” that he recorded with Sting and Rod Stewart, call it GDM [Girls Dormitory Music] and leave it at that, OK?) On the other hand, quite often it seems that Adams crafts that perfect kind of pop song – a song that you can sing along with even the first time that you hear it. And come on, that’s some serious musical alchemy.

Bryan Adams is the Canadian Jon Bon Jovi – another solid, hard-working journeyman songwriter who was fortunate enough to grab the golden ring that catapulted him to stardom. The songs are sturdy. Good hooks. OK, the lyrics are kind of cliched, but when you’re at the Big Rock Show, are you dissecting the lyrical content of “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” or “Somebody”? No, you’re not. You’re knockin’ back a brewski, singin’ at the top of your lungs and pumpin’ your fist in the air.

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LIVE: Bryan Adams @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 1/24/11

January 26th, 2011, 5:00 pm by Greg

Bryan Adams

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall was filled to capacity all the way up to the third balcony on Monday night, and anticipation was high for Bryan Adams’ performance.

Yes, Bryan Adams, Canadian arena-rock veteran. But this time out, he was bringing his acoustic “Bare Bones” show to Nippertown for the first time, and even some long-time fans were wondering just how his often out-sized rock anthems would fit into the cozy, intimate Music Hall.

With the dimming of the house lights, a hush settled into the hall followed by cheering and applause as Adams walked onto the stage, waving to his fans.

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Bryan Adams, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

January 21st, 2011, 11:30 am by Greg

Bryan Adams“It was ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ by the Beatles.”

Bryan Adams brings his Bare Bones acoustic tour to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy at 8pm on Monday. Tix are $35, $55 and $75.

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