To the editor:

Brenda You’s defense of Courtney Love (“Love Hate,” October 28) was mildly interesting. I just thought it was in the context of a concert review.

Hole was sold out. I wanted to go but couldn’t get a ticket. I read the review expecting something about the concert itself. Instead I got comments about the new CD, the crowd, and the swan dive at the end. Could your editors please coax reviewers to insert at least one paragraph about the music?

I’m left thinking that while Courtney Love merits attention, her concert performances apparently do not.

David C. Daskal