Reviews

Posted on Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - 7:39 pm
I began my commercial broadcast radio career starting back in the early 90s, in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Working for that region’s heritage rock station was quite an introduction to the civilian world, as I had only recently finished my enlistment in the U.S. Navy. I came from uniforms, and...
Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - 6:27 pm
Richmond, Virginia is one of those southern cities where one can ‘feel’ the history.. It’s everywhere you look.. There is Monument Avenue, with statues of the heroes -- from a Civil War that is still described by some old timers, as ‘the recent unpleasantness.’ There is the statue to the great...
Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - 6:15 pm
When we last saw singer/songwriter Zack Borer, he was unsigned and itching to get his bandmates in the studio. 6 months later, Zack's had a song featured on the Google's Nexus One smartphone, been even been featured in a compilation video of 101 Bad Romance covers. But, while still unsigned, Zack...
Posted on Saturday, May 15th, 2010 - 2:21 am
When small coffee house performances come to memory, a picture develops within the mind’s a eye that often seems to call up images of a simple set with acoustic guitar, wooden bar stools, a soft pool of light, and the gentle murmuring of an audience. Such a setting would fit well the music of...
Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 - 4:31 am
This is the quote that DJ Simon Posford (Shpongle) asked the crowd as he prepared to blow the minds of the audience. We definitely got Shpongled. The very full crowd of sweaty dancers filled the Fox Theatre on Saturday night to see the renowned DJ on his new tour. I had the pleasure of eating sushi...
Posted on Sunday, May 9th, 2010 - 12:07 am
Later this month, the enigmatic Keller Williams will release his 756th album. Okay, that number may be off by a few. Nonetheless, every time I turn around, it seems as if k-dub is onto some new project- playing solo, taking a stab at group rock with the WMD’s or complimenting the drumming of Bill...
Posted on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 - 10:11 pm
Mark Knopfler proved he was not too old to rock n' roll, as many old-school Dire Straits fans gathered at the Paramount to catch the former lead guitarist and vocalist of one of the most important bands of the 1980s. Knopfler has also had an illustrious solo career over the last ten years since...
Posted on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 - 1:58 am
“This is just the beginning to my journey with this instrument” –Fareed Haque Have you felt patronized by music lately?  Do the simple pop schemes disappoint you? Are you looking for something complex and intricate?  Then this is the album for you.  This is musician’s music. ...
Posted on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - 3:41 am
After five years of writing and some one-off performances, Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band) and Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey's McGee) have finally released an album under their group moniker 30DB titled One Man Show.  And the wait was worth it.  With an excellent supporting cast in...
Posted on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 - 6:56 pm
The Avett Brothers played a pair of sold out shows at the Boulder Theater this week, and they brought fellow North Carolina country rockers Truth and Salvage Co. with them.  The Tuesday show, on the 20th day of the 4th month, was a happy little accident for our fair city, who likes to get...