Louis Mandelbaum

Coldplay bores, Fiona soars

Coldplay is the rock band from outer space – or at least that is what their music would have you believe. With their futuristic production, some of which sounds like it could have been lifted from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Coldplay likes using its music to portray the idea that it has the unique ability […]

Neil Young strikes “Gold”

As the curtains of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., are drawn to reveal Neil Young and his band, it is clear that everyone there is in the presence of a musical titan. With a career spanning more than 40 years, he has been a member of bands including Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash […]