Reviews

Posted on Sunday, March 4th, 2012 - 1:34 pm
Being relatively young compared to most at tonight’s Dark Star Orchestra's show you would be correct in assuming I was never able to see the Grateful Dead in their entirety. I have however seen every reincarnate band that has come to fruition since Jerry’s passing in August of 95 and I’m fairly...
Posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 - 11:10 am
I’ve mentioned a number of times how musically-diverse I find Charlottesville, Virginia to be.. On any given nite, one may find a large variety of live music available.. This past Sunday, I stopped into The Jefferson Theater and enjoyed a great show by bluegrass wunderkinds The Yonder Mountain...
Posted on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 - 10:45 am
The snow was dumping in Boulder on one of the coldest nights of the year as die hards piled into the Fox Theatre to see the Disco Biscuits' side projects: Dr. Fameus and Conspirator. Conspirator consists of Marc Brownstein (Biscuit’s bassist), Aron Magner (Biscuit’s keyboard player), Chris Michetti...
Posted on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 - 6:09 am
The night is young around midnight; the music loud, beads and balloons reflect the Mardi Gras aura at Fox Theatre with WhiteWater Ramble. The show, much like their music, is unpredictable to say the least. The evening consists of staple WhiteWater tunes, a few Mardi Gras classics, an always-packed...
Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2012 - 7:05 pm
Opening up the show, the band Onward, Soldiers, fresh off recording their sophomore LP, Monsters, started us off with a tight performance that sourced heavily from their new album.  Rapidly collecting fans and critical attention, this young band from North Carolina gave concertgoers reason to...
Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2012 - 10:57 am
This February, Widespread Panic proved that you can still get a lot done while sitting on the job, as they celebrated 25 years of southern rock improvisation with the Wood Tour.  Dave Schools said, “I think that most people don’t have a preconceived notion and they like the air of mystery....
Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm
By fall of 1994 the Grateful Dead scene was growing unmanageably large. Even large mainstay venues that the boys have been performing at for decades were too small anymore. The performance that used to be a not-so well-kept secret had grown to sell out the largest football and soccer stadiums. At...
Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2012 - 6:20 am
On such an amazing weekend of music around Boulder, Colorado, there were many tough decisions to make regarding what to see this weekend. The decision to see moe. at the Boulder Theater was an easy one. They always kill it, and the Boulder Theater is the perfect venue for them to play. It snowed...
Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 - 1:25 pm
Specific aromas have the power to transport me back to an earlier, more youthful time: the earthy redolence of decaying leaves, mesquite smoke wafting from a neighbor’s barbeque, and even the gamy stench of a hockey locker room. I also have triggers for my ocular, haptic, gustatory, and aural...
Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Ruthie Foster and her band put on an interesting show at the L2 Center in Denver this past Saturday. Foster came on the music scene in the 1990s with a powerful and soulful gospel voice, often compared to that of Ella Fitzgerald. Her solo material combines her gospel roots with elements of jazz,...