Reviews

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 Thursday, April 19th, 2007 - 12:50 am
It has been five months now since the announcement was made that founding member Bill Nershi would be leaving the String Cheese Incident.  Since then, fans have been running to see any show they can to catch these touring monsters one more time, knowing full well that the remaining members of...
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,...
Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 - 7:26 pm
As my wife and I walked into the quiet venue to the opening sounds of vibraphonist Sean McCaul, we could hear the delicate clanking of forks, voices whispering, and the sonorous vibes echoing relaxing notes into the dining area. The venue was set up like a dining hall tonight with tables with...
Posted on Saturday, March 31st, 2007 - 10:42 pm
The only conversation topic welcomed by Page in this era of moving forward was the acknowledgment of being a Philly boy and his birth at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Page carefully deflected every question about Phish and his college thesis writing days at Goddard. He seemed dignified and determined to...
Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 - 7:03 pm
Tinnitus: the perception of sound in the ears or head where no external source is present. Someone with tinnitus often describes it as "ringing in the ears," but people report hearing all kinds of sounds: crickets, whooshing, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, even music. If you're wondering why I...
Posted on Saturday, March 17th, 2007 - 11:53 pm
Feb. 28, 2007 @ The World Café Live, Phila., PA with Earl Greyhound and Arizona Post show – Tom Hamilton's American Babies (upstairs World Café Live) Seeing any band at this acoustically perfect intimate new venue is great in and of itself. Tonight there were three bands to perform. First, playing...