Reviews

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...
Posted on Sunday, February 18th, 2007 - 3:37 pm
I have always felt that moe. had never truly gotten the respect that they gratefully deserve. It is slowly dawning on fans of the jamband and other scenes that moe is for real. Coming off the release of an amazing new album The Conch, that even Rolling Stone gave 4 out of 5 stars to, moe. came to...
Posted on Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 - 11:39 am
"Y'all wish Ben (Ellman) a happy birthday," Papa Mali preached to the crowd as he strolled off the stage after a fun set of music.  It was the first night of February at the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia on its famous South Street. Galactic was playing only the second show in...
Posted on Saturday, February 3rd, 2007 - 2:23 pm
Over the years I have found Keller Williams' live shows to be an exciting spectacle of his unique musical talent, full of interesting and catchy songs.  However, I have felt that his studio releases have lacked the same energy and substance.  His vocal style can sometimes be...
Posted on Saturday, January 27th, 2007 - 12:35 am
On a night where Colorado music fans could have seen G-Love and the Special Sauce, another Zero reunion, and numerous other acts it was exciting to see folks completely pack the Bluebird Theater in Denver to witness the latest incarnation of the Stanton Moore Trio.  Before...
Posted on Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 - 2:06 pm
Cozy would be an understatement.  The air was stifling on Saturday night in Eugene, OR's Jaqua Concert Hall at The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts.  But the music was cool and refreshing. From the opening song, Panama Red, to the set closer, Midnight Moonlight, the Peter Rowan and...
Posted on Saturday, December 16th, 2006 - 12:40 pm
Halcyon Days, Bruce Hornsby's ninth full-length album and first for Columbia Records, evoke hopes for the future and memories of the past while appreciating, according to the artist, "Great days, beautiful peaceful days when they happenin these times." Hornsby, a three-time Grammy winner who's sold...
Posted on Thursday, December 14th, 2006 - 1:20 pm
After listening to the mini-album 18 Steps I begun to question Trey Anastasio's choice of track listings for the release Bar 17, his latest studio project distributed this October.  There are some real gems here that probably should have made the cut for the major release, and ...
Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2006 - 1:00 pm
Standing a few feet from the stage as the smoke machine rolls in the fog, I turn to survey the crowd and immediately feel like Chief Broom standing in the Cuckoo's Nest with the rest of the asylum inmates.  But soon the music is grabbing my soul and I realize it's just another Disco Biscuits...
Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2006 - 3:45 pm
It just wouldn't be a December night in Boulder, Colorado without a cold snap and the accompanying snowfall.  However, that didn't seem to deter over two hundred fans from packing the legendary Fox Theater last Friday night to see Minnesota-based jamband, The Big Wu. Colorado has...