Reviews

Greensky Bluegrass swept through Eugene’s McDonald Theatre for a night of fall-tastic bluegrass. The essence of the evening illuminated the transition of the seasons, from the epic lyrical storytelling, to the graceful auditory buildups.

On Saturday, Nov 5, Dave Matthews Band took their fall 2022 North America tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. Though the band has played near Portland in their annual The Gorge Amphitheater performances every Labor Day Weekend, this show was their first time in Portland since 2003. Portland fans were ready, and the crowd's roar was steady throughout the show as everyone sang along.

Once again, the Denver weekend music scene paid off in spades, bringing a whole host of greatness to the Front Range as temperatures drop and events move inside. From three nights of Moe. at The Fox Theatre to Elton John’s final visit to the Mile High City, the metropolis that has everything delivered once again. Certainly, one of the most iconic guest appearances was the two-night, tour closer of Bobby Weir and Wolf Brothers.

Following the release of their 4th studio album, Simple Mysteries, Spafford polished off a three-day run in Colorado headlining shows in Boulder (11/3), Fort Collins (11/4) and Denver (11/5).

Musketeer Gripweed was the name of a character played by John Lennon in the 1967 British comedy film titled “How I Won The War." The name is unique and memorable and that is what the band has portrayed with their music since their beginning in 2005. The line-up consists of Jason Downing on vocals, guitar and harmonica, Stu Crair on drums, Matthew Goldberg on keyboards, Ben Hockett on bass, and Lance Ruby on guitar. Together these five gifted musicians take you on a nothing-but-net wild ride of goodness through music.

Imagine jamming with jam rock legend Phil Lesh, along with John Scofield and Robert Randolph, and having the opportunity to ask questions plus hone your musical craft from seasoned veterans. Combine this with traveling to New York, NY for a four day immersive and creating a new band with people you've never met.

I guess what everyone wants more than anything else is to be loved. And to know that you loved me for my singing is too much for me. Forgive me if I don’t have all the words. Maybe I can sing it and you’ll understand” –Ella Fitzgerald

Maynard James Keenan, the enigmatic lead singer of the heavy metal rock band Tool, brought his fascinating side project Puscifer, to perform the final live music event of the season at the beautiful Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, California.

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, Colorado got its spook on this Hallo-weekend by hosting the first ever “Oogie Boogie” with TAUK, Dopapod, and many more. The jam-packed two-night run featured several artists such as Many Colors, DJ Logic & Friends, Moon Hooch, Ethnos, Cycles, Dopapod and TAUK featuring Kanika Moore.

When I was in college in the early 1970s, a musician friend of mine and I went to a Cincinnati nightclub to see a band from Atlanta that wasn’t the Allman Brothers. (In fact, it was at a club where the band had actually played just a couple of years prior. So it wasn’t a new thing for Southern bands to come to the Upper Midwest along the same tour routes.)