TR review Saban Theater 1/6/16

Review by Joe Bonaker (Switch to

Wow, just wow! I've now seen Todd perform live 20 times, and this show was the best since my first Utopia show at Vet's Memorial in Columbus, Ohio back in June of 1980. Todd-Freaks, you gotta see this memorable "greatest hits" show. (Caveat emptor, I've never been to a bad TR show, most have been very good and a few were great, but the selection and musicianship made this the equal of that magical first concert experience long ago.)

I thought it would be a sloppy night after a two-week holiday break, but the band was tight, Todd's vocals were good (much better than my shredded chords at the end of the night) and the midweek crowd was hopping by the end of the two-hour set. My daughter loved the music and enjoyed the always entertaining LA people-watching -- fun but not too bizarre for the most part.

Personal faves were Love of the Common Man (Jesse Gress solo into dueling solos), Open My Eyes, Black and White, Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel, Determination, Love in Action (Powell-esque solo by John Ferenzik), Secret Society, Black Maria, Buffalo Grass, Drive, Rock Love ... "the hits just keep on coming!"

Based on earlier reviews I expected this show to be very good, but I was blown away by best show I've seen in a very cool 1930s era theater. Get out to see this amazing 67-year-old Wizard before he returns to form by perplexing us all with his next left turn!

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