Reviews: Phish, Adele, Kenny Chesney, Culture Club, Doc Severinsen

Today’s collection includes a review of Phish performing in Portland, Maine; Adele’s first of two nights in Saint Paul; Kenny Chesney’s stadium performance in Pittsburgh; Culture Club bringing smiles to Florida; and former “Tonight Show” bandleader Doc Severinsen lighting up Milwaukee.

Phish @ Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine, July 6 – “The second set was strong Wednesday night at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, the opening set less so.” – Robert Ker / Press Herald

Adele @ Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn., July 5 – “Adele could have had us all with just that wondrous voice. But what elevates Adele above the Beyoncés, Taylor Swifts and Katy Perrys is her personality. She yaks and yaks like your tell-all BFF who just returned from a long vacation. She’s spontaneous, confessional, witty, potty-mouthed, self-deprecating and adorably charming.” – Joe Bream / Star Tribune

Photo: Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP
Arriving for her show at Xcel Energy Center in pouring rain, in St. Paul, Minn.

Kenny Chesney @ Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 2 – “Chesney ran the ramps like an excited kid, spreading the love on the usual feel-good summery hits ‘Til It’s Gone,’ ‘Summertime,’ ‘Pirate Flag,’ the nostalgia-soaked ‘I Go Back’ and the Buffett-y ‘No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.’” – Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Culture Club @ Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Fla., July 6 – “George’s dulcet croon has given way to a huskier, gruffer tone over the years, which suits the band’s superb catalog just fine.” – Gabe Echazabal / Creative Loafing

Photo: John Salangsang / Invision / AP
"iHeart80s Party," Forum, Inglewood, Calif.

Doc Severinsen with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at Marcus Center in Milwaukee, Wis., July 1 – “He picked spots here and there to blow his horn, the most memorable being a brokenhearted solo on the Neapolitan lament ‘Caruso’ that might have had Miles Davis nodding his approval.” – Jim Higgins / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel