Reviews

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 - 9:32 am
I’ll be honest: Chicago is probably the last place I tend to think of when we’re talkin’ bluegrass. Still, the Henhouse Prowlers have gained a healthy following out in the city they call home, so I figured a listen couldn’t hurt all that much. Hopping in, the foursome’s not too rough around the...
Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2013 - 8:51 am
The Mother Hips have been around for twenty years, and I’ve never heard of them—I think—actually, on second thought, they do ring a bell. But that might just be residual from my Acid Mothers Temple salad days... In any case, Behind Beyond is the band’s latest disc, released in celebration of their...
Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 - 9:57 am
Southern Rockers Widespread Panic have come a long way since their humble beginnings in Athens, George in 1986. Well, actually, the sextet is still humble. Steering clear of mainstream record labels, never overselling themselves to anyone but their loyal fans, playing discrete destination festivals...
Posted on Monday, July 8th, 2013 - 8:54 am
There are certain bands that you hear recordings of, and they're decent, good even, but when you see them live, it changes your perception all together; that is The Silent Comedy.   The Silent Comedy hail from San Diego, California founded by brothers Jeremiah and Joshua Zimmerman.  The...
Posted on Friday, July 5th, 2013 - 5:34 pm
The beginning of summer is my favorite time of year. It does not hurt that I am a teacher and look forward to some personal time, but it is a time to rejoice for everyone especially in the music world. Festivals start to catch wind, and the discovery into new and old music becomes an inspiration...
Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - 11:55 am
How would one describe Tracy Walton a singer –songwriter who hails from Litchfield CT? Tracy Walton has never been afraid to re-invent himself. In this spirit, Tracy released the aptly titled “Brand New Again” in 2011. At once rough and vulnerable, Tracy’s voice cuts to the heart of any story,...
Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - 9:28 am
We have all been to shows in which our objectivity towards the music is undermined by a more powerful force. Something happens apart from the stage that distorts, and often intensifies, the true sonic nature of each set. These are the shows that lay futility at the feet of those who try to listen...
Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2013 - 6:43 pm
Flashback to 1972. It’s been a tremendously busy year for the American Rock band the Grateful Dead. Solidifying their identity as “American” the boys (and Donna) traveled to Europe for a 22 show multiple country engagement including East and West Germany, Amsterdam, Lille Fairgrounds, Rotterdam,...
Posted on Sunday, June 30th, 2013 - 1:47 pm
So, Widespread Panic played a show at Red Rocks on Saturday night. Honestly, for those of you who have seen them in that setting before, that’s about as good of a review as you need. All it would take is one glance at the set list, particularly from the second set on, to know that it was a...
Posted on Saturday, June 29th, 2013 - 1:36 pm
Sometime in between The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” and Kanye West’s “Stronger,” electronic music officially became pop again. Long relegated to the support role after the death of new wave in the 80s, the keyboardist became a more prominent player (pun absolutely intended) in a band once again....