Friday, September 13 2013
Jóhannsson's performance leaves me with more thoughts and memories...
Tuesday, September 10 2013
Can the white and non-white, racially progressive, pro-gay rights, middle and lower middle-classes embrace a notion of patriotism as much as any other Americans? Jay-Z thinks so, and for the second year in a row, he was right.
Thursday, September 5 2013
Fitz and Co. bring their brand of genre-bending soul pop to one of a strange state's stranger cities.
Friday, August 30 2013
Two alt-rock bands from the '90s on tour together. One proved capable of overcoming the novelty of nostalgia, while the other was little more than a shadow of their hits.
Tuesday, August 27 2013
Phish aftershow parties have become something of a cottage industry in recent years and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is one of the best outfits on the planet for such duty.
Friday, August 23 2013
The junior senator from the bluegrass state is not your typical Republican. As the son of retired Texas congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul, Rand arrives at the political table as something of a maverick.
Wednesday, August 21 2013
When you take one of America’s greatest improvisational rock and roll bands and add in one of New Orleans’ greatest horn sections, the result is a magical musical alchemy.
Tuesday, August 20 2013
Here in Tahoe, fans find the Meter Men at Harrah’s for an aftershow party right across the street from tonight’s Phish show - “#winning”, as Charlie Sheen would say.
Monday, August 19 2013
Tonight has been all about celebrating the freedom afforded to Lamb of God now that the past has been laid to rest, and according to the cheers that echo around the Olympia, Lamb of God’s Irish fans are elated to have this vital metal band back resolute and on the road where they belong.
Friday, August 16 2013
In spite of his tremendous talents, Isaak misses an opportunity to do in a live setting what he's consistently done with his recordings - make new out of old and render strange the familiar.
Thursday, August 15 2013
From a sci-fi drone drama to an African death metal doc, a variety of short films and features articulate political rage and engagement.
If you own a boat, you can float right up to the venue. Most fans are landlocked, yet ready for action with one of 2013’s best double bills.
Wednesday, August 14 2013
After two days in the sun, people came ready to dance on Pitchfork's final day. A stellar, dance-heavy lineup, capped by R. Kelly brought the festival to a satisfying close.
Thursday, August 8 2013
When weather plays a factor in concerts, most people afterwards wonder about “what could’ve been.” And yes, Pearl Jam’s set list was supposed to be a behemoth. But instead, most left with the knowledge that while a marathon set would’ve been memorable, it wouldn’t have necessarily been special.
Wednesday, August 7 2013
A long afternoon of guitar heroics spotlighted a breakout set from Parquet Courts, musical carnage from Swans and rainy carousing with Belle & Sebastian. Plus we all got to dance with Beyonce's sister.
Tuesday, August 6 2013
While letlive. surely stand as a prime example of why Warped Tour is still a place where you’d want to spend a hot, sweaty summer day rocking out, they’re not the only ones worth mentioning on this year’s tour.
Monday, August 5 2013
Behind all of the crazy exploits of letlive.'s live show lies a true conviction. The band delivers their message with a clear and purposeful punch, coupled with an adamant belief that it matters.
Thursday, August 1 2013
Sunshine and rain, harps and hardcore, and even a giant musical Tesla coil; Day One at Pitchfork 2013 was a gloriously uneven experience.
Wednesday, July 24 2013
Diversity is the modus operandi for the 29th edition of LAAPFF.
Wednesday, July 17 2013
Bringing original guitarist Bernie Leadon back into the fold, the Eagles play a hit-laden gig in Louisville, KY and demonstrate yet again their remarkable cross-generational appeal.