Reviews

A BackYard Barbeque with Keller Williams

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 African-American tap-dancer and performer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.

Zack Borer: "Dollars Spent on Nothing"

When we last saw singer/songwriter Zack Borer, he was unsigned and itching to get his bandmates in the studio.

Bobby Long Gives Revival to Dull Night at the Fox

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.

"Are you ready to get Shpongled?"

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.

Keller Williams | thief | Review

Later this month, the enigmatic Keller Williams will release his 756th album. Okay, that number may be off by a few.

Mark Knopfler | Paramount Theater | 4/13/10 | Review

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.

Garaj Mahal's Discovery | Out of the Garaj, Into The Open..

“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.  The 12 set track listing is similar to satellite radio, changing frequencies and styles from track to track.  By the third track, “Never Give Up”, Garaj can hush the crowd with the haughty hues and hot-headed harmonies.

Truth and Salvage Co. open sold-out shows for Avett Bros.

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 20

Lotus | Boulder Theater | 4/16/2010 | Review

In 1939, at the age of 13, a precocious and aspiring trumpet player in a high school band was criticized mid-song for playing with too much vibrato.  The band teacher had stopped the song short to deliver a message to the trumpeter that he would never forget: He told the boy that he had to create his own style.  That he was gifted and able to mimic any of the popular players well, but that to be truly successful in the jazz world, he would eventually have to develop his own sound.  At the time, the criticism burned the b