On tour

Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2009 - 6:06 am
2009 has been one helluva year, hasn’t it? We all started out in January, with the electric energy of a pending Inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States.  And we also had the knowledge that Phish was gonna tour again.  I for one, recall standing outside on NYE, and...
Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 - 6:10 am
For the past seven years Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger have given Umphrey's McGee fans an extra holiday treat: a holiday acoustic show. This year's sold out show was held at the Park West in Chicago.  The proceeds of the show are donated to the USTORM (United So Together Our Reach...
Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 - 6:10 am
For the past seven years Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger have given Umphrey's McGee fans an extra holiday treat: a holiday acoustic show. This year's sold out show was held at the Park West in Chicago.  The proceeds of the show are donated to the USTORM (United So Together Our Reach...
Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 - 6:04 am
Is this guy for real!  I only ask such a silly question because this talented Davy Knowles is ripping some nasty good blues that threaten to blow your head off. This sexy young Brit was at Stubb’s in Austin for his national tour with the Back Door Slam, December 6th.  Following the...
Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 - 2:49 am
All 12 of the Saxon Pub tenants had eyes on Payne as he opened with a slow and easy start. Throughout the set Payne mixed a variety of slow subtle originals with upbeat covers. Adhering to call out requests from boisterous tenants, Payne showed a plethora of song knowledge. As the cliché flies...
Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - 4:47 am
On Nov. 17, Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House was filled with the sweet songs of lost love, simplicity and addiction. The source of this therapeutic rapture was former shoe-factory worker turned folk phenomenon Ray LaMontagne. With a voice that harbors the kind of goosebumps and butterflies that...
Posted on Saturday, November 21st, 2009 - 12:49 am
The Bitter End is a musical landmark in New York. Many artists on their way up to stardom have played here. Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Patti Smith, Frank Zappa, even pop music's current 'It Girl', Lady Gaga.   But on November 12th, it was Zack Borer's turn. With its tables and chairs, intimate...
Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 - 12:57 am
It’s time to grab a beer and browse the CD racks at Waterloo Records which hosted Collin Herring’s newest album release “Ocho” this Tuesday, November 17th.  The Fort Worth native has made his way back down to Austin with a slate full of shows around Texas. Collin Herring’s fourth album, “Ocho...
Posted on Saturday, November 14th, 2009 - 5:52 am
What do you get when a band known for their funky grooves decides to pair up with a soul soldier to recreate the hip-shaking magic of a legendary posse? Pure perfection. A few days shy of Halloween, the Motet, along with guest Gail Muldrow who lent her blistering guitar and vocal skills to Sly and...
Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 - 11:39 pm
Denver is a Broncos town.  When they play everything else takes a backseat. With the Broncos playing on Monday night, I did not expect Holiday Shores to draw much of a crowd for their show. Deservedly so, they had a bigger crowd than I anticipated. By the end of the night, they were far more...