Reviews

Posted on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 - 12:23 am
Every town has its bar band that packs in the crowds on Saturday nights, but few towns have a draw like Minneapolis' group, The Feelin Band, and what they can produce, wrapped up in a good time. A four-piece band, made up of a regional music veterans, has a sound that is as varied as its musical...
Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 - 9:13 pm
For classical composer Lee Johnson, tackling the work of the Grateful Dead was like discovering the musical foundations of a new foreign country. Johnson is known for his concert pieces, choral works, short operas and musicals, planetarium soundtracks, and solo/ensemble pieces that cross into jazz...
Posted on Monday, June 16th, 2008 - 9:41 am
Today's review is a show readily available for download at the Live Music Archive, 7/29/88, at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey California. This was the first of a three show run at Laguna Seca, and in my opinion the best of the three. I chose this show mainly because of the extremely high...
Posted on Sunday, June 15th, 2008 - 11:54 am
Sure, the bands may be old and the music not quite up to date by the standards of today's young teens and adults, but Chicago and The Doobie Brothers showed that even in the millennium they can still draw in a crowd. Wednesday nights show at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater didn't quite sell out,...
Posted on Saturday, June 7th, 2008 - 11:32 am
If there is a better party band than Ozomatli out there, then I would love to hear them.  I wasn't invited to the party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on May 30th, so I had to crash it.  I openly admit to not paying for a big name concert in about 5 years.  I got spoiled being a...
Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 - 4:09 pm
Culture, like nature, evolves. Old ideas are made better, and become new ideas. Splits are made between schools of thought, and each side develops into something distinct from the other, even though both are the recognizable progeny of the previous generations. The growth of music over the last...
Posted on Sunday, June 1st, 2008 - 11:49 am
This spring, Collin Herring's third album dropped. Its curious title, Past Life Crashing, is probably more indicative of what this talented young singer/songwriter has been about since his last release. Taking up guitar when he was in eighth grade, Herring has been using it to write songs about a...
Posted on Saturday, May 31st, 2008 - 11:17 am
It may not have been quite the British invasion like those of the Sex Pistols, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, or The Who, but The Kooks made quite an appearance at Thursday night's show in downtown Denver at the Ogden Theatre. Presented by 97.3 KBCO, the station of "World Class Rock," an older...
Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 - 1:39 am
True to the classic spirit of Rock and Roll, and a hard hitting member of the so-called rock revival movement, Super 400 have rediscovered the beauty and simplicity of the power trio.  Kenny Hohman's guitar work is at times deliciously thick and crunchy, and at others soaring and smooth, kind...
Posted on Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 - 1:17 pm
We young people tend, for whatever reason, to badmouth those who are significantly older than us.  Maybe it's a fear of getting old ourselves that elicits this response, maybe it's a feeling of self-righteous know-it-all-ism, but what we tend to forget is that a great many things in this life...