Reviews

Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013 - 2:38 pm
Thousands of eager fans packed through the doors of the legendary First Avenue Nightclub on a blistering cold October night to see a semi-rare Minneapolis performance from the one and only Yonder Mountain String Band. On a seemingly endless winter tour, the band was supporting the release of their...
Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - 3:39 pm
Some venues seem to fit the mood of a concert or the concert goers perfectly. The Hi-Dive in Denver is one of these places, with dim colored lights and walls plastered with retro pop art concert posters for the numerous upcoming bands that will be playing there scattered about the various odd knick...
Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - 2:41 pm
The psychedelic rock throw back band from Australia finally found their way back to Boulder to play at the last small venue that they’ll probably fit in. The next time they come to Colorado, I am predicting that it will be at the Fillmore, Red Rocks, or dare I say the Pepsi Center. As soon as the...
Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - 10:59 am
Most of Fayetteville, AR loves any reason to go out and get down. What’s one of the best reasons to hit the town? Halloween, of course! With shrouded faces and awesome costumes, fans of PANTyRAiD (and partying in general) filled George’s Majestic Lounge to the brim. This show sold out four days...
Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - 10:05 am
Just a week ago, Carlos Burle captured the world record for largest wave surfed. Off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal, the Brazilian dropped into the face of an estimated 100-foot monster and, roughly 20 seconds later, entered the record books with the ride of his life. I am overwhelmed with joy when...
Posted on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 - 2:59 pm
I’ll keep this one short and sweet, let y’all enjoy the record for yourselves—and it’s a tight one, trust me. First, though, a little background’s in order for anyone new to our man behind the Rebel Era LP. GRiZ (alias of producer, DJ, and—yes—classically-trained saxophonist Grant Kwiecinski) is a...
Posted on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 - 2:37 pm
So what does a Racoon Wedding sound like, exactly? Something akin to Kings of Leon circa Aha Shake Heartbreak if the boys went on a bender in Nawlins and never quite lost the itch they caught down in the Big Easy. Raccoon Dead On the Side of the Road was strictly an in-house effort—well, in...
Posted on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 - 6:17 am
I’m not quite sure what to make of this one—on the one hand, Passage of Pegasus is a tidy little dream pop album with tight instrumentals and a light concept; on the other... no, I just don’t know. A short anecdote: Once upon a time, I found myself on a late night adventure deep down the Interweb...
Posted on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 - 5:32 am
After the grand way the band has been performing the last few years, we can sometimes forget how much Phish used to dominate the 90s live music scene.  By the winter of 1995 the band was still performing slightly under the radar and these four musical wizards were summoning magic on-stage...
Posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013 - 7:17 am
ON October 26th I got the honor of seeing Yonder Mountain String Band for their Halloween party at the House of Blues in Chicago. It was a beautiful night out in the city. The House of Blues is nestled right downtown among all of the stately buildings and bright city lights. The interior of the...