Reviews: Brantley Gilbert, Kurt Vile, Garth Brooks, Tommy Emmanuel, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Check out these critiques of recent performances, including Brantley Gilbert kicking off his tour in Reading, Pa.; Kurt Vile & the Violators shaking up Florida’s North Beach; Garth Brooks delivering the goods in Memphis; Tommy Emmanuel displaying his guitar expertise in Glasgow; and Red Hot Chili Peppers rockin’ Motown. 

Scott Legato /
– Brantley Gilbert
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich., Feb. 2 – “Smith, Flea and Klinghoffer played in their own kind of lockstep, seemingly disparate parts swirling around each other without ever sacrifcing the songs’ taut grooves.” – Gary Graff / The Oakland Press