Reviews

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 - 8:28 pm
At last....the rumors can be put to rest, as Phish announce their triumphant reunion and return to the road.  The group officially stated on their website yesterday they will be performing a three-night run at one of their favorite venues, the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia....
Posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 - 8:41 pm
It's a fucked up world out there, and lately it seems to be getting worse by the day. The economy is crashing, the war seems never-ending, and Washington D.C. seems as silly and out of touch as ever. Maybe I'm more obsessive than most, more indignant too perhaps, but if you're like me, I recommend...
Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 - 8:28 pm
When Phish broke up the first and second time, there was a large void left in my life. Yours too, otherwise you probably wouldn't be reading this article. As I've eluded to in past reviews, the nomadic nature instilled in me by that foursome from the north lead me on many a fruitless, and sometimes...
Posted on Sunday, September 28th, 2008 - 10:55 am
"The show is tonight, not tomorrow." A statement like this one can upend your day and, for me, it did. Mere inches away from walking onto the ferry that would take me back to New York; I fielded a call from my incredibly observant wife. "Sonya Kitchell and The Slip are playing...
Posted on Saturday, September 20th, 2008 - 11:20 am
Fans of Phish have been excited to receive a handful of official show releases over the past year, not to mention a bunch of great downloads and even a DVD concert.  Each one has given the listener a look back at the band at certain periods in their history, and reminds them just how...
Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 - 8:08 pm
September 4th, 2008, Boulder Theater Family. Joyfulness. Community. Gettin' Down! These five words completely detail, although briefly, the majority of my experiences from the past Sound Tribe Sector 9 weekend. Thursday started with a burst, instead of a bang. Arigato to open grabbed many's...
Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 - 2:47 pm
Perhaps the greatest thing about music is that it knows no restraints.  Musicians explore this vast territory to varying degrees, and with varying levels of success.  Some choose to specify, and others choose to generalize.  The term "genre" has less and less significance all the...
Posted on Sunday, September 14th, 2008 - 9:09 pm
Last week while reviewing the Backwoods Pondfest, I was fortunate enough to meet and talk to some of the members of the Rutland, VT band Twiddle. Based entirely on my ability to speak with some eloquence about their music, and my wife's propensity to take phenomenal pictures, Matt, ...
Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 - 8:19 pm
I'm blessed to have a solid group of friends who love live music, generally as much as me. There is little in life I find more enjoyable than watching close friends I've taken to a new group or artist turn and give me that look of excitement and say "Wow, you were right! These guys are amazing!"...
Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 - 9:33 pm
The Chicago progressive jam outfit Umphrey's McGee brought their explosive live show back to Colorado over Labor Day weekend, and rained down a handful of stunning performances to the Rocky Mountain faithful. The last taste this area got of these amazing musicians was from their ...