Reviews: Foo Fighters, Alanis Morissette, Plácido Domingo & More

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Foo Fighters tear it up during Corona Capital music festival in Mexico City Nov. 18.

This week, for your reading enjoyment, we have compiled critical reviews of live performances of Foo Fighters in Brisbane, Australia; Alanis Morissette in Sydney, Australia; Plácido Domingo in San Antonio, Texas; Miranda Lambert in Atlanta; Bon Iver in Austin; Jason Isbell in Milwaukee; and Avenged Sevenfold in Grand Rapids; Mich.

Foo Fighters @ Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Jan. 24 – “Legendary rockers Foo Fighters showed why they’re still one of the best in the business during the Brisbane leg of their worldwide Concrete and Gold Tour. … Grohl had the crowd rocking and cheering all night, despite the heat.” – Chris Honnery / The Courier-Mail

Alanis Morissette @ ICC Sydney Theatre in Sydney, Australia, Jan. 24 – “Morissette rewarded the enduring affection and expectation of her fans, performing a set revealed in Melbourne earlier this week which featured three quarters of the songs from the record millions loved and many others loved to hate.” – Kathy McCabe / The Daily Telegraph

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Miranda Lambert @ Infinite Energy Center in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 20 – “About an hour into her set, Miranda Lambert told the sold-out crowd at Infinite Energy Arena, ‘I’m trying to be on a mission to make you feel all the feels.’ … Whether swinging through the fan favorite ‘Pink Sunglasses,’ with serrated guitar strokes from her band, or jerking the tears from ‘Over You,’ Lambert was never anything less than sincere.” – Melissa Ruggieri / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bon Iver @ Austin City Limits Live At The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, Jan. 20-22 – “Compared to the more grandiose concert halls they’ve played in the past, the Moody Theater was an intimate venue that allowed for a more emotional performance. This concert not only showcased the evolution of Bon Iver’s sound but also their performance persona.” – Katie Rand / Verge Campus

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit @ Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 24 – “There’s been a surge of political music in the Trump era, songs largely with a lot of anger — songs often without much hope. … But if any songwriter can walk this tricky tightrope, it’s Jason Isbell, and he did it with ‘Hope the High Road,’ the opening song at his near-capacity Riverside Theater show Wednesday with his band the 400 Unit. “ – Piet Levy / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Avenged Sevenfold @ Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 14 – “It was a stripped down set but once frontman M. Shadows hit the stage, it was all hardcore metal. Video screens came to life with a light show worthy of TSO, and a runway to get everyone up front and personal.” – Brent Groh / National Rock Review