Reviews

The Denver, Co based funk and soul ensemble The Motet brought a fiery dance party to the jam friendly Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY last Friday night as part of their Don't Keep On Stoppin' tour. They were accompanied by percussionist Mike Dillon, who is a veteran of the jam rock scene. Currently, the band is focused on instrumental sounds and reconnecting with their jazz improvisational roots.

Saturday night, relative new kids on the psychedelic block Ghost Light made Fort Collins the final stop of their short but sweet spring tour. Hitting the road for the first time since early 2020, this group set out to trip the sound fantastic once again for eleven shows over 16 days.

Celebrating the moment and not wasting time on unimportant things is what Pigeons Playing Ping Pong does best. Living life to the fullest and elevating friends in the process is their mantra. The quartet brought this vibe to Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY last Saturday night, where they reveled in their new, appropriately titled album release, Perspectives.

The Greyboy Allstars returned to the Brooklyn Bowl last Friday night, wrapping up a stellar two night run at the storied venue in Brooklyn, NY's Williamsburg neighborhood. They are in the middle of the 2022 Get a Job Tour to promote their brand new album, Get a Job: Music from the Original Broadcast Series Soul Dream. This San Diego, Ca based squad dynamically elevated the Get a Job tunes as well as originals with a classy performance.

After delivering an awe-inspiring performance at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY last weekend, and fresh off the heels of yesterday’s melodic release “Evolve,” only their second studio single in nearly ten years, all while celebrating the birthday of beloved bassist and leader Marc Brownstein, the Disco Biscuits descended into Denver with a charismatic and all-encompassing night one at the Mile High’s state-of-the-art Miss

As music fans are still coping with a drawn out ending to the pandemic, and when everyone’s seasonal depression has convinced them there is no hope left in the world, a ray of bright warm light is emerging on the horizon in the form of Andy Frasco & The U.N.’s latest LP, Wash, Rinse, Repeat. The album was released on Friday, April 8. 

She finishes playing an original song, “Over The Line,” and Molly Tuttle suddenly beams a big smile towards a big crowd. It’s clear that she’s taking it all in as the audience rises up out of their chairs to give a standing ovation. It's a wonderful little moment, and at a point in which the show is only half over. Tuttle, one of modern bluegrass' most recent promising hotshots, has been selling out shows one after the other on her current tour with her ensemble Golden Highway.

After a nearly two-year pandemic hiatus, live entertainment has returned to the Chumash Casino Resort in beautiful Santa Ynez, California. Multi-Platinum Grammy-winning performer Melissa Etheridge returned to the Samala showroom in the resort for one of the first live music performances since the reopening.

The Disco Biscuits descended into the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY for night two of their rescheduled three night run from March 2020 last Friday, and unfurled a set list of fan favorites, covers and rarities to celebrate guitarist Jon "The Barber" Gutwillig's birthday. Their characteristic blend of jamtronica music was fueled by Gutwillig's guitar driven jamming this evening, and included a first time played Dead cover.

Before the staff announced the start of the Kenny Wayne Shepherd concert at the historic Lobero Theatre on March 12th, it was revealed that the venue had officially been recognized as the fourth oldest continuously operating performance hall in the United States. For many years, the theater has been well known as a diverse performing arts center.