Jazz Fest: Aerosmith Acts Its Age

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler clearly has no plans to grow old gracefully. Saturday at Jazz Fest’s Acura Stage, the lead singer spent much of the set having an obvious, onstage squabble with the sound engineer running the monitors, repeatedly pointing angrily at the wedges in front of him and his in-ear monitor. At one point, Tyler jokingly stopped short of hitting him in the face with the base of his mic stand, and Tyler missed the pick-up in “Sweet Emotion” because he couldn’t let it go.

A Wikkid New Ticket System

[Updated] Outrageous ticket costs have come to be expected over the years, with scalpers and secondary sellers buying tickets in bulk and manipulating market values. With the music industry in trouble, new strategies are being employed to keep tickets out of scalpers’ hands, to maintain fair prices for fans and provide artists and event organizers with a higher percentage of the revenues.