Reviews

Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2012 - 1:49 pm
Chatham County Line releases the live album and DVD Sight and Sound, recorded in August 2010 at Raleigh’s Fletcher Opera Theater. This collection of the North Carolina quartet offers an in-depth look of the bluegrass band’s decade-long discography. Now available on Yep Roc Records, Sights and Sound...
Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 - 3:20 pm
Karma dictates that you get what you give; if this is the case, Langhorne Slim & The Law’s performance at the Boulder Theater is a prime example, where the band and crowd seemed to reciprocally pour all their energy into each other.  The result was a ubiquitous good time guided by our...
Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 - 6:22 pm
On Friday night the Oriental Theater in Denver saw a stout admission line abuzz with anticipation for the evening’s acoustic Hot Tuna performance. No opening act. No excess equipment up on stage (aside from mandolin player Barry Mitterhoff’s rack of stringed instruments). Just Jorma Kaukonen, Jack...
Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 - 11:51 am
MilkDrive delivers jam-grass to friendly Ft. Collins’ neighborhood Hodi’s Halfnote. Early July found this Austin string band out west touring familiar stomping grounds. MilkDrive members Noah Jeffries (Guitar, harmony vocals
), Dennis Ludiker (Mandolin, harmony vocals
), and Brian Beken (Fiddle,...
Posted on Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 - 4:10 pm
Technicolor Tone Factory…  Say it out loud.  Just once.  Let it roll languidly off your tongue.  Feels good, doesn’t it?  The pleasing alliteration of their name is only the start of the feel good vibes this band is emitting.  Technicolor Tone Factory (or TTF) played a...
Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 - 7:07 pm
Jacob Jeffries Band’s album Tell Me Secrets has a lot of secrets to tell. For starters, they can definitely write some poetry. With their plethora of rhymes, Jacob Jeffries Band is a mix of Ryan Adams and their own personal blend of rock. A light piano rock album, Jacob Jeffries sings his heart out...
Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 - 11:21 am
After some time off, the long awaited Summer 2012 Disco Biscuits tour is finally here, and over already. It was a very small tour (3 shows plus a festival) that culminated at Camp Bisco this past weekend with a series of talented artists like: Bassnectar, Skrillex, Amon Tobin, and Crystal Castles....
Posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 - 4:10 pm
Anyone that knows anything about soul music knows that it’s not a genre or a categorization, but a feeling. Sometimes Rhythm and Blues, Motown, or Funk will all get associated with soul music, but usually isn’t a defining element of a specific sound or mode of playing. It is what it describes:...
Posted on Saturday, July 14th, 2012 - 3:17 pm
With a career spanning over half a century, it’s difficult to conceive of a musician treating an audience to tunes that sound nothing but fresh.  However, Mr. David Grisman is able to do exactly that.  With an intimate and conversational style, the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience (DGBX...
Posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm
Local Pittsburgh musician, Sean Atkins, compiles a free, six-track, digital album available for download on Bandcamp. A cross between Owen and an acoustic Bon Iver, Atkins brings you a companion for your foggy morning, forlorn afternoon, and lonely evening. Volume 1.5 is the follow up to his...