Reviews

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2008 - 2:36 pm
Yep, even in Illinois they like their grass blue.  The Chicago-based progressive bluegrass outfit Cornmeal is proof of that.  Combining elements of traditional bluegrass, country, roots, modern rock, and improvisational jam the group fosters a unique and pleasing sound that wins over...
Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 - 2:56 pm
Trey exorcised a lot of demons in 5 short days. He began a headlining tour for the first time since getting sober, in the city at the center of the universe, no less. He returned to his adopted home state, the prodigal son coming full circle, back to the city the he and his band mates put on the...
Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2008 - 10:10 pm
In 2002, I remember walking down the street that lead to the back of one of the smaller stages at the High Sierra Music Festival late one afternoon and being amazed by the sheet of sound that was slowly encompassing me with every step forward. I remember thinking "there is no way that that much...
Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2008 - 2:59 pm
I have to admit, I like to take an angle when I write. Often times, I will have a phrase or concept thought out, which may be developed into an introduction, even before I go to see a band. How can that be, you may be asking. Well, most of the bands I review I have seen before and I can figure out...
Posted on Friday, October 10th, 2008 - 4:01 pm
This is the kind of show that happens only a few times in one's lifetime. I see a lot of shows, and I assure you that this one was one of my favorites of all time. I've seen The Mars Volta at Bonnaroo in 2005, and I was intrigued by that performance, but by no means did it compare with what...
Posted on Thursday, October 9th, 2008 - 3:49 pm
It seems like I have been on a huge My Morning Jacket kick since I first saw them at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2003. Then, their epic performance in the pouring rain the following year made me a real die hard fan. They seemed to etch their names into fame through the Bonnaroo vehicle as ten of...
Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 - 7:17 pm
Michael Falzarano is like a hidden hand, we've all heard his music, but many would be surprised by his musical resume.  So it might be helpful to start with Michael's past in order to explain how his new album came to be.  For over 35 years Falzarano has been a member of some of the more...
Posted on Monday, October 6th, 2008 - 10:06 am
Another Friday night in Downtown Boulder, CO.  It was one of the biggest crowds I'd seen lately at the Boulder Theater, the kind where once you're in, you're only getting out again at the expense of your standing room – it would be filled by someone else when you get back.  I felt...
Posted on Saturday, October 4th, 2008 - 10:13 pm
I hope that you and I have something in common. I hope, like me, you have a few events in your life, maybe a handful even, that are unique. Not unique because they only happened to you, like that time your Aunt Rosemary pinched your ass as you walked by her at Easter Brunch. You can save that...
Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 - 8:28 pm
At last....the rumors can be put to rest, as Phish announce their triumphant reunion and return to the road.  The group officially stated on their website yesterday they will be performing a three-night run at one of their favorite venues, the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia....