On tour

Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 - 7:26 pm
As my wife and I walked into the quiet venue to the opening sounds of vibraphonist Sean McCaul, we could hear the delicate clanking of forks, voices whispering, and the sonorous vibes echoing relaxing notes into the dining area. The venue was set up like a dining hall tonight with tables with...
Posted on Saturday, March 31st, 2007 - 10:42 pm
The only conversation topic welcomed by Page in this era of moving forward was the acknowledgment of being a Philly boy and his birth at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Page carefully deflected every question about Phish and his college thesis writing days at Goddard. He seemed dignified and determined to...
Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 - 7:03 pm
Tinnitus: the perception of sound in the ears or head where no external source is present. Someone with tinnitus often describes it as "ringing in the ears," but people report hearing all kinds of sounds: crickets, whooshing, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, even music. If you're wondering why I...
Posted on Saturday, March 17th, 2007 - 11:53 pm
Feb. 28, 2007 @ The World Café Live, Phila., PA with Earl Greyhound and Arizona Post show – Tom Hamilton's American Babies (upstairs World Café Live) Seeing any band at this acoustically perfect intimate new venue is great in and of itself. Tonight there were three bands to perform. First, playing...
Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2007 - 10:54 pm
This past week the legendary Fox Theater in Boulder celebrated fifteen years of bringing exceptional music to Colorado.  The year was 1992 when Don Strasburg and his associates decided to turn the once rundown movie theater into one of the country's most popular music venues.  Since then...
Posted on Monday, March 5th, 2007 - 12:55 am
"If the Coen Brothers put together a jazz trio, perhaps it would be like this, the comic and the dramatic rolled together." –– The Guardian I believe this quote tells a lot about these phenomena called The Bad Plus. Searching for a completely new live jazz sound can be difficult these days. That's...
Posted on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 - 12:18 pm
Deep in the heart of Chinatown lies a dark and gothic like cave we in Philadelphia like to call the Trocadero. This particular venue holds a nostalgic memory for me.  It wasn't since the early 90's (when I was in high school and went to see Anthrax at this venue) that I had the opportunity to...
Posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 - 11:25 am
On Thursday February 22nd, perennial jam band favorites Rusted Root made their return to the Washington D.C. institution the 9:30 Club. With hundreds of shows under their belt from coast to coast they've managed to garner a large fan base in the Capital area.  On tour with them came a...
Posted on Saturday, February 24th, 2007 - 12:53 pm
Somewhere between space funk and carnival time resides the music of Georgia-based jamband, Perpetual Groove.  The current lineup of Brock Butler (guitar/vocals), Adam Perry (bass), Albert Suttle (drums), and Matt McDonald (keys/vocals) exploded onto the live music scene in 2001 and have since...
Posted on Monday, February 19th, 2007 - 11:17 pm
Guitar player, bass player, virtuoso, jazz and blues legend, and magician are all titles that describe the sorcery that Charlie Hunter creates so effortlessly on stage. Taught originally by guitarist Joe Satriani with a $7 guitar in Berkeley, and since then collaborated with dozens of incredible...