On Tour

Cornmeal & The Giving Tree Band | Chicago, IL

Cornmeal and The Giving Tree Band have a lot in common.  They're both from Chicago, both play bluegrass/folk music, and both even have a set of brothers in the band.  When I asked Wavy Dave Burlingame of Cornmeal what he thought of the greenest band in

Method Man & Redman @ the Fox | 4/7/11 | Review

90s hip-hop took over the Fox Theater in Boulder on Thursday night as legendary rappers Method Man and Redman took the sold out crowd back to a time when “it wasn’t about your cars or your jewelry, it was about smokin’ weed and music.” The duo commanded their audience with vigor through the thick cloud of marijuana s

Beats Antique | Boulder Theater | 4/8/2011 | Review

Attending a live show by Beats Antique takes the listener on a multifaceted ride through world beat instrumentation melded with bass heavy electronica and impressively choreographed dance routines.

Infamous Stringdusters | Fox Theater | 3/18/2011

It was over a decade ago, when I was barely of legal age to gain entry into a bar, that I used to frequent a small, smoky bar in my native Long Island, NY, and used to catch the house band that played every Monday night. The house band was a blues, funk, and roots-rock outfit that played a wide array of music, and was known for the stellar musical prowess of its members. Anchoring this band was lead guitar player and singer / songwriter Andy Falco, whose slick bluesy electric guitar solos were an oft anticipated segment of each song.

Freaky Akron/Family Preach Homespun Wisdom

It’s a packed house Friday night at SF’s The Independent, and fans are jammed tight for experimental folk rockers Akron/Family. Crafting an indigenous vibe with some pagan artifacts, a frilled turquoise Cherokee quilt is draped over Miles Seaton’s keyboard, as the band shuffles unassumingly onto the stage.

Live: Callers @ Larimer Lounge | 4-2-2011

Sara Lucas’ voice soared on Saturday night at the Larimer Lounge in Denver, cutting through the hypnotic guitar and drum rhythms of Ryan Seaton and Don Godwin, respectively. Brooklyn’s Callers were in town supporting Wye Oak on a tour that began in Tucson, AZ on March 21st and ends on April 15th in Philadelphia.

Rebelution | House of Blues | Dallas, TX

Kicking off one of the few final stops on the Winter Greens Tour, the first band to start the night off was Los Angeles based Orgone. Quite the eclectic ensemble (from fabulous afros to cowboy hats and boots), Orgone’s rhythm section originally got their start back in the nineties and it wasn’t until 2001 that they brought on Fanny Franklin to lay down the lead vocals.

Middle Brother Squeezes Tight

'89 Bronco clunking noisily over the Bay Bridge as San Francisco's skyline shimmers in silver and gold, a cold breeze reminds us that behind Sunday's idyllic serenity lurks a killjoy Monday morning. But that’s tomorrow!

The Band of Heathens | Oriental Theater | 3/29/11

The Band of Heathens kicked off their West Coast tour on Tuesday at the Oriental Theater in Denver. The show also marked the release of the Americana rock band’s new LP Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster’s Son.