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Pop/rock: Some of the oldest names in music delivered some of the best shows

The Farm Aid tour came to Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sept. 21.
The Farm Aid tour came to Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sept. 21.
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“Twerk”-jerks and other no-talent narcissists nabbed the nation’s attention at the TMZ (i.e., low) level, but classic- and country-rockers ruled our big box offices here, while hot homegrown acts (Sean Rowe, Phantogram and more) climbed out of our club scene to go national. True, we saw some first-class funk (George Clinton!), folk (Pete Seeger!), world-beat (Vieux Farka Toure!), blues (Duke Robillard!), Celtic (Solas!), hip-hop (Big Daddy Kane!) and jams (Gov’t Mule!) and hybrids of all ...

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