Reviews

Posted on Saturday, April 12th, 2008 - 11:24 am
There is one thing you cannot say about Phish and that would be they never evolved.  From their quirky and overly energetic days in the early 90s to the deep-rhythm grooves and improvisational mastery of the late 90s, the band was always exploring new avenues to show off their craft. ...
Posted on Saturday, April 12th, 2008 - 12:43 am
Not every rock star could get away with showing a movie about themselves and calling it the opening act, but then again, not every rock star is Mark Oliver Everett, songwriter and front man for the Eels.  Everett, or E as he is affectionately known, is the son of the world-renowned quantum...
Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 - 11:35 pm
"It doesn't get any easier than this" gushed Paul Murin on stage at Phix's 500th show at the Boulder Theatre.  The cosmic forces bringing this band together for yet another evening of capturing the magic and thrills of Phish's music were evident throughout the jams.  Keyboardist Derek...
Posted on Sunday, April 6th, 2008 - 9:57 pm
Someone turned over a large rock and roll subculture over the past three night run at "The Beacon Theater", as "Deadheads", "hippies", and "throwbacks", have resurfaced to see "Bob Weir and Ratdog".  No other band in bluegrass, blues, country, folk, reggae, or rock and roll history, has woven...
Posted on Sunday, April 6th, 2008 - 1:27 pm
Bobby and Ratdog played the Beacon Theater in New York City the past three nights.  One of our writers, Sharon Abella, was on hand and snapped some photos of the show.  Check back soon for her write-up from the night. And a special thank you to Dennis McNally for his wonderful...
Posted on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 - 3:19 pm
The word conventional will never apply to a band like Toubab Krewe, that is unless you consider a strange mix of traditional African instruments, electric guitars, two drummers, dancing, and touches of Southern Rock, Jazz, Reggae, and Latin sounds to be normal.  This highly experimental but...
Posted on Saturday, March 15th, 2008 - 10:31 am
On Sunday, March 16, Seattle will experience a musical first. The Seattle Chapter of the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) will bring together food from fifteen Seattle restaurants and musicians right out of their kitchens and dinning rooms. Seven area bands who have a connection with the...
Posted on Monday, March 3rd, 2008 - 1:40 am
Last summer, shortly after Jason Isbell dissolved his ties with the Drive-by Truckers, I had the opportunity to catch him at another local DC venue, Rock & Roll Hotel.  The small space was packed with Truckers fans eager to hear one of the three voices behind the band, solo, and able to...
Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - 11:43 pm
Short.  Sweet.  Simple.  That is the best way to describe the newest release from New York's favorite jam kings, moe.  Coming in a just over forty minutes, Sticks and Stones is a clean and concise recording of songs that were all written in the studio, versus the band's usual...
Posted on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 - 9:47 pm
"It was all about the voice tonight," said Ruthie Foster, the spirited opening act from Texas. She couldn't have been more correct. Walking into the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, NJ is an experience in itself. The historic 1930's art deco venue is an extremely intimate theater which...