Reviews

Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2013 - 9:07 pm
Elephant Revival. If you don’t come out of one of their shows feeling refreshed, uplifted, happier…you may want to visit the doctor. Of course, we all change with every single action and thought, but Elephant Revival packs what seems like a whole lifetime of life lessons, revelations and beauty...
Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2013 - 6:49 pm
It's always exciting to be caught off guard by the abilities of a band you've never seen. Having heard amazing things about Rocktin Grove—a group out of Boulder—I was excited to finally see them play, especially at their biggest headlining show yet: The Fox Theater. Friday night began with a...
Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2013 - 6:10 pm
Comparisons - The world is littered with them. We compare this to that for reasons only the people doing the comparing can comprehend. Sometimes they are interesting, sometimes they are not. Furthur @ Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday 4/27/13 left me comparing a laundry list of items...
Posted on Sunday, April 28th, 2013 - 7:05 am
My issue with the whole trance fusion style of free-music is that it lacks a fundamental separation from what a DJ could compile in a two hour set. Only a few select bands hold the torch as progressive and risky enough to truly hold my attention. Above all of the one-hit DJs and livetronica...
Posted on Friday, April 26th, 2013 - 5:32 pm
Austin, Texas was the final stop on Umphrey’s McGee’s nine-date southern run. What a great city to end the tour in as well. Stubb’s BBQ is an outdoor backyard style venue in the middle of downtown. The band had been hyping the 420 show via their social media networks for weeks and they didn’t...
Posted on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 - 7:41 am
"The biggest and most badass show in Motet history!" - Dave Watts In music parlance, "masterpiece" is a word used to describe the crème de la crème of albums and songwriting. In a game of word association, I might respond to the prompt of "musical masterpiece" with Pet Sounds or Yankee Hotel...
Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 - 4:16 pm
The great thing about a small venue like the Bluebird is you can literally feel the music.  You can feel the floor shaking to the beat as people dance and jump about.  You can feel the bass and kick drum in your chest. You can talk to the artist on stage, and they'll talk back.  It's...
Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 - 3:46 pm
After kicking off their highly anticipated 2013 Spring Tour in Minneapolis the previous night, the ever evolving, genre defying electronic group Sound Tribe Sector 9 continued onwards to Madison to display their talents in front of a packed house at the Orpheum Theatre. Joining them on the tour was...
Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 - 12:58 pm
Past the effulgent cherry red and puke green neon sign delineating Pike Place Market, through a perennial shower of raindrops and mist, and under a vertical column of winking, blinking marquee lights is Seattle's historic Showbox at the Market.  Founded way back in '39 and still going strong,...
Posted on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 - 6:14 pm
The veteran cast, all-star group of talent called the Greyboy Allstars is back on the road in support of their newest album entitled, Inland Emperor, which the tour is aptly named after. They started it all off with this two night run at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, which is one of my favorite...