Concert Reviews

Pokey LaFarge and Al Scorch Delight Portland With Loose and Lively Performances (SHOW REVIEW)

Dabbling in old timey music can be a slippery slope. Striving for authenticity can lead to sounding hokey and cliché, while trying to innovate can feel too contrived. Some artists can strike a perfect balance, ...

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As The Crow Flies Makes For Wondrous Jams & Songs at Montbleu Resort and Casino in Stateline, NV (SHOW REVIEW)

Raised in the slower paced South and now calling Northern California home suits the laid-back 51-year-old version of Chris Robinson.  But don’t mistake the chill NorCal vibe relieving him of his ever-present restlessness.  Last summer, ...

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Dr. Dog Put On Energetic Performance of New Songs and Fan Favorites in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Over the past decade and a half, Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog have been busy releasing albums every year or two and touring incessantly. 2016 saw both the release of The Psychedelic Swamp early in the year ...

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Cody Jinks Thunders Across the American West With Colter Wall and Red Shahan (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

In the run-up to the release of Cody Jinks’ new album, Lifers, due out in June, Jinks and his band headed out west to stir things up and give fans a taste of things to ...

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Shaky Knees Music Festival Day Three: The National, BRMC, The Voidz, Alvvays Wrap It Up Grand & Melodic (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

The third day of the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia took a turn for softer, more melodic sounds. After a lot of loud, aggressive rockers in the first two days, the final day ...

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Ryley Walker and Calexico Make For Smooth Pairing at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg (SHOW REVIEW)

In an interesting pairing, Ryley Walker and Calexico shared the stage at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg April 28th. Walker delivered a hypnotic set to warm things up for the seven-piece band, bringing his heady ...

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The Darkness Prevail at Boston’s Royale – Justin Hawkins Still Shines Queen/Lizzy Style (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Yes, ladies and gentlemen – the Darkness is still rockin’ hard after almost fifteen years since this British quartet released their first full-length album Permission to Land. And today, the band is currently on tour ...

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Shaky Knees Music Festival Day Two: Greta Van Fleet, Queens of the Stone Age, Bully Please The Atlanta Masses (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Day two of the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta Georgia saw more of the same eclectic rock talent that has made it one of the most underrated festivals in the country. With cloudy skies ...

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Shaky Knees Music Festival Day One: Waxahatchee, Jack White, Courtney Barnett Lead Diverse Opening Sets (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Over the last few years, the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia has quietly become one of the nation’s best rock festivals. This year there are four stages and more than 36 hours of ...

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The Do It Ourselves Festival (DIO Fest) Continues To Shine Where All Others Don’t (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS))

The Do It Ourselves Festival (DIO Fest) has been covered here before but it begs a revisit. In fact, this truly singular and special event deserves an annual accounting if only for the genuine goodness ...

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