Reviews: KISS, Scorpions, Nas/Lauryn Hill & More

Are you ready for the hottest reviews in the world?! This week’s selection of concert reviews features writeups of KISS in Irving, Texas; Scorpions in West Valley City, Utah; Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill in Sugar Land, Texas; Paramore in Los Angeles; and Seu Jorge in Portland, Maine.

Paul Stanley of KISS
Mohegan Sun / Khoi Ton
– Paul Stanley of KISS
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.


Scorpions @

Lauryn Hill
Vilhelm Stokstad / TT via AP
– Lauryn Hill
“Stockholm Music & Arts,” Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

Nas / Ms. Lauryn Hill @

“Nas’ live performance is effortlessly cool these days. He allows gaps in verses for fans to fill in, and plays opera music and Spanish fly to lead in his own records. He may not have a better energy record than ‘Hate Me Now,’ led in of course by the biblical sounds of Carl Orff’s ‘O Fortuna.’” – Brandon Caldwell / Houston Press

Paramore @

Seu Jorge @

“Moments of grief for Bowie were palpable throughout the audience a few times, but it was mostly a love fest of his songs, done Samba-style by a shining Brazilian star.” – Aimsel Ponti / Portland Press Herald