Concert Reviews

Sun Kil Moon Delivers Sprawling Orchestral Performance in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

If you’ve followed the career of Mark Kozelek and his gloomy folk project Sun Kil Moon, you are most likely aware of his mercurial moods and unpredictable performances. His onstage banter is the stuff of ...

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The Growlers Treat Orlando To A Night of Beach Goth (SHOW REVIEW)

For nearly two hours on October 12th, The Growlers treated an Orlando crowd to its unique “beach goth” music. After canceling several recent shows due to frontman Brooks Nielsen’s illness, simply playing a show was ...

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JD McPherson Brings Dynamic Range of Rock and Roll Sounds to Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Soul and rock and roll revivalist acts are a dime a dozen these days. While some pull it off, plenty end up sounding lousy by focusing too much on nailing the authenticity instead of creating ...

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Day 3 of ACL 2017 Leaves Much To Be Desired (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

It may not come to a surprise to anyone that Sunday made for a pretty lazy day, both in terms of the bands playing and the energy of the audience after a weekend full of ...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Spoon, Angel Olsen and More Top Day 2 of ACL Fest 2017 (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

It’s no surprise that the second day of Austin City Limits Music Festival saw an influx of people attending earlier in the day. Many of the younger demographic found themselves watching A$AP Ferg, however most ...

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Wannabe Doubles Down On Roots N Blues N BBQ 2017

Roots N Blues N BBQ has quickly become my favorite music fest. Held in Columbia, Missouri, it offers three days of outstanding live music, delicious local food vendors, affordably priced quality craft beer and some of ...

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The Lemon Twigs, Bonobo, Solange and More Dominate Day 1 of ACL Fest 2017 (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

While many around the country are going to Oktoberfest events and starting to plan for Halloween, the thoughts of people in Austin are on the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Whether it you are attending ...

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Aaron Lee Tasjan Alchemizes Genres, Shreds Guitar in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Earlier this week, when I told people around Portland that I was going to see the Aaron Lee Tasjan show, the reply I got the most was, “Who?” Granted, Portland, Oregon is a couple of ...

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Dhani Harrison Pursues His Own Muse On Solo Debut ‘In Parallel’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It’s human nature to measure an offspring’s worth by comparing their efforts to the acknowledged achievements of their parents. Are James McCartney and Sean Lennon handicapped by consistent comparisons to Paul and John? Could Jakob ...

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Charlie Parr Transcends Vocal & Instrumental Skills With Live Show In Vermont (SHOW REVIEW)

It takes a special kind of courage to perform in a solo setting, but Charlie Parr’s bravery stood him in good stead as he took the stage in the Showcase Lounge of Higher Ground September ...

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