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Bluegrass Jams in Lake Placid this weekend

Some of the biggest names in Bluegrass will join some of its rising stars, performing on two stages during the inaugural Lake Placid Bluegrass Jam, Saturday, Oct. 25, in the 1932 Rink of Lake Placid’s Olympic Center.

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Pearl Jam | Austin City Limits 2014

You know how our dads will turn us green with envy while casually mentioning seeing The Wailers or Led Zeppelin live?  Nope?  That’s just mine?  Well the disappointment and jealous expressions on my future children’s faces was what was playing and re-playing through my mind on Sunday night as Pearl Jam took the stage.

I sipped my red wine (because after dark I become classy and beer just doesn’t do the trick) and watched the crowd trickle in and settle in, nervously, anxiously, chatting about what songs Pearl Jam would play.

Phantogram | Austin City Limits 2014

Phantogram’s first song at their 5:00 slot on ACL’s Miller Lite stage was none other than the first song off their new album Voices, dropped earlier this year.  The time slot had to fight with simultaneous performances from Jenny Lewis and Chromeo, but looking at the crowd you wouldn’t have known.

Interpol | Austin City Limits 2014

Seeing Interpol live has long since been at the top of my bucket list.  It’s not that I would ever claim to be among the longest or greatest fans, it’s just that they’ve been around forever (to someone born in 1989, being a band since 1997 IS forever!) and I’ve built such a huge reverence for the collection of music, and very specific sound, they’ve cultivated and stayed true to.

OUTKAST | Austin City Limits 2014

#outkast

#outkastACL2014

@outkast

OUTKAST!!!!!!

If you know anyone that attended the festival this year, your social media was probably flooded with these hashtags and retweets about how mind-blowing this show was.  It was so highly-anticipated I feared it wouldn’t live up to the bar everyone from the previous weekend had set.  But at 8:15, they buried my fears.

Avett Brothers | Austin City Limits 2014

There are some bands you never tire of.  You’ll pay any price, drive to any city, and enjoy each show with the unvarnished enthusiasm of someone seeing them for the first time.  That’s how I feel about The Avett Brothers.

Chvrches | Austin City Limits 2014

Well, Austin, it’s that time of year again.  Forget about driving anywhere in or near Barton Springs and Zilker Park, and double the average commute time, the number of bloody mary’s at brunch, and the excitement.  The obligatory grumblings about sudden and temporary population inflation are nothing compared to the how grateful we are, as locals of this wonderful city, to be hosting visitors and artists and creatives alike.  This is our favorite time of the year, guys, and not just because it’s timed perfectly with the arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

The Festy Experience 2014 | Review

Our society has developed a Chicken Little mentality that leaves lots of folks either glued to their cell phone or computer while waiting for a miracle or cringing that the good old days are gone.

Harvest Music Festival 2014 | Day 3

The final day of Harvest was one of celebration. We managed to have perfect weather, and even Yonder Mountain String Band was singing the praises of clear skies. As usual, some of the best shows happened on Saturday, the day when we all try to cram in as much music and fun as possible…ready-but-not-ready for our journey home the next day.

Harvest Music Festival 2014 | Day 2

Yet another beautifully sunny day graced us on Friday at Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Music Festival. Not a drop of rain and enough sunshine to charge cell phones (a rarity among the few most recent Harvest festivals.) There is such happiness floating through the campsites and stages, families are playing and wrangling children, and barbeque nachos are in my near future. Life is good.

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