On tour

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 - 5:13 am
Live Dead were quite the frequenters of the Starry Plough in the Spring and early parts of the summer of 2009. During a short hiatus away from Berkeley the band toured other parts of California such as South Lake Tahoe, Eureka, and the famous Brookdale Lodge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It was...
Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2009 - 9:12 am
Cornmeal returned to the Canopy Club in Urbana, Illinois for their second straight Halloween performance.  This year they brought along special guests The Bridge and Zmick. Zmick kicked off the festivities at 8:30 p.m. on the lobby stage; the quartet came out dressed as The Village People....
Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - 5:54 am
Legendary jazz-funk bassist Meshell Ndegeocello recently brought her band to Boulder Theater in support of her new album, Devil's Halo – a show totally unlike the one I expected (more on that in a minute). It was a cold and overcast day, which in Boulder tends to seriously cut into ticket sales;...
Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 - 5:23 am
Any Questions?  If you have not been to a David Bazan show, you might be caught a little off guard when he solicits questions from the audience. His show with Say Hi at the Hi-Dive was reminiscent of the times I have seen him in the past. He answered questions, joked around and eliminated any...
Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 - 4:25 am
Describe them anyway you want; whether it be glitch, trance, trip-hop, ambient, dub-step, or electronica.  The fact remains that the explosive improvisational duo known as EOTO are just plain badass.  Multi-instrumentalists and sometimes String Cheese Incident members Jason Hann and...
Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 - 5:05 am
Bob Dylan still rocking a place like the Greek Theater in 2009? Anyone who would stated that to be possible in the late sixties would have others thinking it to be very unlikely. By the late sixties Dylan had crashed his motorcycle badly and had turned into a recluse poet, shying away from the...
Posted on Sunday, October 4th, 2009 - 6:45 pm
Summer is officially over.  According to the calendar, it happened several weeks ago, but in my mind it happened last weekend - the day Red Rocks Amphitheater finished their concert season.  At this point in the year, the weather becomes too unpredictable, and more importantly too cold,...
Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2009 - 3:18 am
One of the most anticipated shows of the Fall was Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s new side project together called Furthur. The lineup also consists Dead keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and Dark Star Orchestra lead guitarist and vocalist John Kadlecik. Dark Star Orchestra is considered the best Grateful Dead...
Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 - 8:08 pm
Say hello to the crowd, tell some stories, play a few songs, crack a couple of jokes and say goodnight. The format for a live concert is fairly predictable, even for those who have not attended very many. The Gaslight Anthem's ability to take this simple formula and turn it into something memorable...
Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 - 2:24 am
By far the most anticipated concert of the summer at Shoreline Amphitheater, the gigantic outdoor venue in Mountain View, California, was Phish on August 5. I had been growing out my lengthy beard and counting down the days for most of July it seemed. Finally on August 5th, I witnessed guitarist/...