Skip to content

Paul Simon Spans The Decades At L.A. Concert – Rolling Stone

Whoever was working the smoke machine last night at the Music Box in Los Angeles waited until Paul Simon’s second encore to turn the thing on. But maybe that’s because there was no need for artificial smoke: Simon and his eight-piece band hit the stage hot and stayed that way for two hours, digging into killer grooves and lovely tunes from throughout the singer’s decades-spanning songbook.

On the road in North America in support of his excellent new studio disc, So Beautiful or So What, Simon is playing a handful of club gigs in between his larger theater dates, and last night it was obvious how much he enjoyed the return.