On tour

Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 - 4:13 pm
Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion is surrounded by trees.  The stage itself has exposed wood, helping the venue to visually blend in with its’ surroundings, if not aurally. Symphony Woods are those verdant surroundings.  The 40-acres of preserved land in the heart of the Columbia,...
Posted on Monday, June 28th, 2010 - 6:25 pm
Furthur played this past weekend at MCU Park in Brooklyn New York, home to the Brooklyn Cyclones and just adjacent to one of the most famous amusement parks in the world, Coney Island.   Growing up 10 minutes from NYC I felt almost embarrassed to admit I have never been to Coney Island...
Posted on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - 3:53 am
The last couple of years New Monsoon have remained relatively quiet in the jam circuit.  They haven't released a studio album since 2007, and they have been touring only sporadically, performing at a number of festivals and mostly West coast shows.  The group has also gone through...
Posted on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - 4:58 am
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers with Joe Cocker opening rocked a sold out, standing-room-only crowd at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on the 5th of June, as the opening day of their 2010 Summer Tour across America. This was the first Petty tour since 2006, when he was riding high off the...
Posted on Monday, June 21st, 2010 - 5:29 pm
The Grateful Web was on-hand at this weekend's Phish shows up in Saratoga Springs, New York, taking pictures, videos, etc.  Last night's show was a big hitter, smoking Saturday night's show.  During 'Brother,' the Phish kiddos came on stage and jumped into a bathtub just in front of Trey...
Posted on Sunday, June 20th, 2010 - 5:22 pm
What do you get out of attending a Phish show? What do you get out of attending MANY Phish shows? Why do you see live music performed at all? Surely you’ve fielded this question before; I know I have. A relative looks at you quizzically, or maybe it’s a co-worker... “You’re going out of town to see...
Posted on Saturday, June 12th, 2010 - 3:09 am
From a dready skater busking on the streets of Australia, to a world-touring artist selling out one of America’s most premiere venues, John Butler proves authenticity in music truly prevails. Friday night’s Red Rocks gig was simulcast live over cyber waves to ensure that the whole globe could...
Posted on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 - 5:15 pm
As I was walking on the hill in Boulder to get some Chinese food and a beer before the show, I passed by a very animated and excited Jeff Austin (mandolin player from Yonder Mountain String Band) talking to a friend. It was interesting because he was putting the same energy into the conversation...
Posted on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - 12:12 am
Martin Sexton took the stage with his band, The Ryan Montbleau Band on May 20th 2010, at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO.  Touring together all summer, Martin and his band will be opening for Dave Matthews for a string of dates as well as playing the Bonnaroo festival this summer.  As...
Posted on Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - 10:43 pm
It was a nice Mother’s day in Boulder, CO, and is there a better way to spend the evening than with the Toots & the Maytals at the Fox Theatre? There seemed to be a good Rasta vibe permeating through the Fox tonight. The bartenders were all smiles as usual, including long time bar tender Spotty...