Concert Reviews

Tyler Childers Delivers Alt-Country Goodness to Hungry Portland Fans (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

If you’re into independent country music, you may have noticed a lot of recent Internet chatter about Tyler Childers. The 27-year-old Kentuckian recently released his first full studio effort, Purgatory, and it did remarkably well ...

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Sylvan Esso Touch on Mainstream Pop and Indie Roots in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

On Wednesday, August 16th Sylvan Esso played a nearly sold out show at the Crystal Ballroom in downtown Portland. The North Carolina-based indie pop duo are known for their catchy lyrics and fun danceable beats. ...

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Dead Cross Give Austin Sonically Crushing Hardcore Performance (SHOW REVIEW)

It’s sometimes astounding the things that come out of people’s idle hands. Since Mike Patton’s Faith No More has largely been on hiatus since their last world tour and Dave Lombardo left Slayer over contract ...

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Steve Earle & The Dukes and The Mastersons Treat Portland To Night Of Powerful Americana (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Steve Earle & The Dukes rolled through Portland, Oregon on Monday, August 14th, delivering a long set that featured music spanning Earle’s storied career, to an attentive and appreciative audience at Revolution Hall. Husband and ...

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Joe Bonamassa & His Band Let The Music Do The Talking at Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavillion (SHOW REVIEW)

“Let the Music Do the Talking”, written by Joe Perry, would have been an appropriate song for the house PA to blast as Joe Bonamassa’s fans strolled out of the bank of Blue Hills Pavilion ...

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The Magpie Salute Keeps Getting Tighter & Those Setlists Go Expandin’ (SHOW REVIEW)

The Black Crowes never got enough credit for their guitar work. The Robinsons wrote some great songs and their performances continually kicked ass. But the chemistry that Rich and Marc Ford had during his two ...

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Tough Women Own the Stage As Garbage, Blondie, Deap Vally Hit Orlando (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

“It’s not easy for women in rock,” Garbage singer Shirley Manson told the capacity crowd at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live on August 9th. “You have to put up with a lot, but those who can ...

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Pickathon 2017: Drive-By Truckers, Deer Tick, Dungen and More Highlights (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

In a way, Pickathon is the antithesis of the Bonnaroos and Coachellas of the world. The intimate festival takes place on a farm just outside of Portland, Oregon and plays host to a lineup that ...

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Garcia and Mydland Shine At 7th Annual Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movies: 7/12/89

It was worth attending the 7th Annual Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies if only for the first twenty minutes. With Jerry Garcia beaming wide and often and Brent Mydland singing (and smiling) with ...

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The Magpie Salute Bring Skilled Variety With Nods To Allman Brothers, Stones, Little Feat at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre (SHOW REVIEW)

“Thanks for being open-minded about who’s on the stage and who’s not. This is cool for me, because it’s new, it’s old and we’re heading in a new direction,” offered Rich Robinson, founding member of ...

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