Reviews

Performing at their improvisational best, Ghost Light stopped at Harlow’s in Sacramento on December 14, and their exploratory, psychedelic-tinged jams anchored within an passionate alt-rock fierceness and accentuated by plenty of instrumental peaks of intensity, highlighted the stretched-out nature of the symphonic selections bestowed on the visibly appreciative audience.

The architecturally iconic Kings Theatre hosted the genre defying EDM artists Thievery Corporation on December 8, 2022 in Brooklyn, NY. They are currently smack in the middle of their Winter 2022 tour, and were firing on all cylinders this evening. The show also included a notable appearance by founder Eric Hilton. Emancipator was on hand to provide support.

It’s always a pleasure to see a Jorma Kaukonen play live. Seeing him play solo in the small 450 seat acoustically perfect theatre, it’s a memorable evening, rich with reflections of the past 45+ years seeing Jorma and living in the present. The Egg Center for the Performing Arts in Albany, NY is one of those buildings that you can drive by hundreds of times and it always draws your attention. The building is the most prominent feature of the Albany skyline.

Thievery Corporation kicked off their Winter 2022 Tour on December 3, 2022 in New Haven, CT's College Street Music Hall to a crowd that was ready to dance. Known for their genre-defying electronic music, this Washington D.C. based squad's fourteen night December run includes venues up and down the East coast.

Grandeur and a star-filled cast, along with soulful ballads, New Orleans-style funk, and plenty of raucous blues and rock abounded in the ornate, 2,800-capacity Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif., as a 29-song, three-plus-hour production of The Last Waltz Tour 2022 wrapped up its two-night residency on December 3.

On Friday, December 2nd, 2022, Andy Frasco & The U.N. performed their largest headlining show to date at the well-loved Ogden Theatre located in Denver, Colorado. Opening for Andy Frasco & The U.N. was the one and only, Doom Flamingo, and featured artists such as Nick Gerlach on saxophone.

Papadosio celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their monumental 20-track album, To End the Illusion of Separation (commonly referred to as TETIOS), by performing the album from start to finish at the Masonic Cleveland Auditorium over Thanksgiving weekend.

Like jet fuel to kickstart the weekend in downtown San Francisco’s historic Warfield Theatre hall, Oklahoma Psychedelic sensation The Flaming Lips played a long-awaited show that seemed to echo through the generations. The much-anticipated show was finally able to commence, having been postponed from their original dates back in May after several members of the band had tested positive for Covid-19.

The high energy, Brooklyn based dance meets jam rock squad Escaper released their brand new album Spaceship to a full house at the Sultan Room in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood on November 5, 2022. Led by guitarist Will Hanza, this group is a well known local gem amongst those in the NYC metro region.

As with most things in life, the end is usually bittersweet and ripe with emotion. This was certainly the case for the eighth and final collaborative performance by the Trey Anastasio Band and Goose. For Goose, this tour was a "pinch me" moment, enabling them to play along side legendary musicians that they have looked up to.