Reviews: “La La Land”, Alt-J, Post Malone & More

This week, for your reading enjoyment, we have compiled critical reviews of live performances by “La La Land” In Concert in Atlanta; Alt-J in Columbus, Ohio; Post Malone in Dallas; Against Me! In Miami; and Jake Shimabukuro in Kutztown, Pa.
La La Land
Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP, File
– La La Land
This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from “La La Land.”
La La Land” In Concert @ Atlanta Symphony Hall in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 25 – “If there’s a film fan who hasn’t seen the delightful ‘La La Land,’ take advantage of this bonus opportunity. Trust us, there’s no comparison to viewing it on an airplane video monitor.” – Melissa Ruggieri / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Post Malone @ The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 24 – “Malone quickly tempered the energy in the room by honoring the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, as well as late rappers Bankroll Fresh and A$AP Yams, before performing ‘Too Young.’ For the first time, it felt like Malone had a full set’s worth of material to perform.” – Mikel Galicia / Dallas Observer
Against Me!
John Davisson
– Against Me!
SXSW, Stubb
Against Me! @ Culture Room in Miami, Fla., Oct. 24 – “Though Grace has been characteristically, brutally honest about the negative fallout of her transition offstage, last night she couldn’t stop smiling. Her gratitude flowed off the stage. In a sea of sweat, spilled beer, and elbows, her quiet recognition was overwhelming.” – Stefanie Fernández / Miami New Times
Jake Shimabukuro @ Schaeffer Auditorium in Kutztown, Pa., Oct. 25 – “Powerful. Audacious. Transformative. These aren’t words one would expect to use when describing a ukulele performance. But Jake Shimabukuro, in his concert Wednesday night in Kutztown University’s Schaeffer Auditorium, proved that this once-overlooked, gentle little instrument can be as formidable as any guitar.” – Susan L. Pena / Reading Eagle