Reviews

Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - 4:27 am
I have listened to a lot of music. Over the past few years, I have come to accept that there is very little that musically surprises me anymore. I am not saying that there is nothing good out there, to the contrary there has been a lot of good music lately, it is simply that the music I have...
Posted on Saturday, November 21st, 2009 - 12:49 am
The Bitter End is a musical landmark in New York. Many artists on their way up to stardom have played here. Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Patti Smith, Frank Zappa, even pop music's current 'It Girl', Lady Gaga.   But on November 12th, it was Zack Borer's turn. With its tables and chairs, intimate...
Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 - 12:57 am
It’s time to grab a beer and browse the CD racks at Waterloo Records which hosted Collin Herring’s newest album release “Ocho” this Tuesday, November 17th.  The Fort Worth native has made his way back down to Austin with a slate full of shows around Texas. Collin Herring’s fourth album, “Ocho...
Posted on Saturday, November 14th, 2009 - 6:20 am
Colorado newgrass icons Drew Emmitt and Bill Nershi break away from their well-known respective groups, Leftover Salmon and String Cheese Incident, and return to their roots to form an exciting project that melds original bluegrass standards with progressive jamgrass flavors....
Posted on Saturday, November 14th, 2009 - 5:52 am
What do you get when a band known for their funky grooves decides to pair up with a soul soldier to recreate the hip-shaking magic of a legendary posse? Pure perfection. A few days shy of Halloween, the Motet, along with guest Gail Muldrow who lent her blistering guitar and vocal skills to Sly and...
Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 - 11:39 pm
Denver is a Broncos town.  When they play everything else takes a backseat. With the Broncos playing on Monday night, I did not expect Holiday Shores to draw much of a crowd for their show. Deservedly so, they had a bigger crowd than I anticipated. By the end of the night, they were far more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 - 11:57 pm
T Bird and The Breaks were walking the lady killer beat pre-show Friday (November 6) night. Of the nine members of the band some were prancing the approximately 30 feet by 60 feet downstairs of Stubbs in anticipation, while others were getting loose with mixed drinks, MGD and billiards. The...
Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 - 5:13 am
Live Dead were quite the frequenters of the Starry Plough in the Spring and early parts of the summer of 2009. During a short hiatus away from Berkeley the band toured other parts of California such as South Lake Tahoe, Eureka, and the famous Brookdale Lodge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It was...
Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2009 - 9:12 am
Cornmeal returned to the Canopy Club in Urbana, Illinois for their second straight Halloween performance.  This year they brought along special guests The Bridge and Zmick. Zmick kicked off the festivities at 8:30 p.m. on the lobby stage; the quartet came out dressed as The Village People....
Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - 5:54 am
Legendary jazz-funk bassist Meshell Ndegeocello recently brought her band to Boulder Theater in support of her new album, Devil's Halo – a show totally unlike the one I expected (more on that in a minute). It was a cold and overcast day, which in Boulder tends to seriously cut into ticket sales;...