Reviews

Posted on Saturday, June 9th, 2007 - 12:40 pm
This was my first time in the old fashioned Theatre of the Living Arts since it has turned into the Fillmore at the TLA, and it was a very interesting bill for me. I am very familiar with the current afrobeat champions from Brooklyn, on the other hand, I've never heard of State Radio so I was...
Posted on Saturday, May 26th, 2007 - 6:07 pm
It was in a small hipster bar in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia where I met the band for a pre-show birthday dinner for my good friend and road manager Ben Scrimali. The members of the band were extremely down to earth and friendly as we talked about Boulder and the ever changing...
Posted on Saturday, May 5th, 2007 - 7:28 pm
"Conformity is nice but it will never tell you twice to live for fun!!!" - Stoops The carnival came to the ultra sold out Bowery Ballroom in New York City for the largest Earth Day celebration. There were fire swallowers, people dressed in costume, and even popular musicians such as Page McConnell...
Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 - 10:27 pm
Even the most die hard jam band fan will at one point crave something new and unusual, a step away from the traditional structure of lead guitar solos dragging on for minutes.  This doesn't mean that a fan of such musical structure needs to subject themselves to standardized pop music; it...
Posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 - 3:56 pm
I want to start by saying that this band is a must see adventure. Make no mistake about it; this is one of the unique and fun acts that I've seen since Hurra Torpedo last summer. It is really hard to compare this incredible duo from Austin, Texas to anyone, but try to imagine putting Beck, Mars...
Posted on Sunday, April 29th, 2007 - 11:26 pm
On April 14, Georgia Tech played house to "Barbecue and Bluegrass", a two part event featuring an early evening meal of rib sticking barbeque followed by some good ol pickin from 3 very talented Bluegrass Bands: Peachtree Station; Hot Buttered Rum; and Cherryholmes. Peachtree Station opened up the...
Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2007 - 10:46 am
Many musicians who stage their very existence through live art seem to have trouble rolling over that passion into studio projects.  The atmosphere changes drastically, and for many can stifle the creative process.  However, those who embrace this medium can translate very well and...
Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2007 - 12:09 am
For a weekday during spring break, the North Star Bar in Philadelphia was vacant, but the musicians came to play anyway.  Starting with the opening band, a new local jam band named Mogel's Brew, all of the musicians played with emotion and soul. It was really nice to see and hear a band that I...
Posted on Sunday, April 15th, 2007 - 10:44 pm
The North Mississippi Allstars decided to play a very unique acoustic tour. It wasn't the usual Mississippi foot stomping rockin' blues, but a mellow country blues that told a story and a history about a time and place much different from here and now. I saw the March 23rd show at the World Café...
Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 - 11:03 pm
Normally I am a little skeptical of artists who release albums that are dubbed "B-sides" or "leftover recording material", because it usually is a feeble attempt to cash in on material that truly is b-grade.  However, this is not the case with the release of Umphreys McGee's The Bottom Half,...