Live Review

Tedeschi Trucks Band: total pros at the Brady

Tedeschi Trucks Band on April 22, 2018

from the encore, "Let's Go Get Stoned"

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Brady Theater, Tulsa, OK, USA 

April 19, 2018

 

What does it mean to be professional?

 

Anybody with a regular paycheck from a gig can be said to be a pro, but for a working example of professionalism, attend a Tedeschi Trucks Band show on any given night.

 

By now I’ve seen the band enough times to know that, odds are, I’ve caught the band -or at least some of the band- on a bad night. Or have I? Because I still don’t know what a “bad” Tedeschi Trucks show looks like.

 

Live Review

Pushing The Envelope Through Edgeland

Kim Richey on April 21, 2018

Eight-hour car rides listening to Stephen King books on tape while crisscrossing through a Midwestern and Appalachia itinerary comes with the territory of a touring musician. Kim Richey is one artist who is constantly moving, placing her beloved “stuff” in storage while living and performing in her home country and abroad. Touring behind her brand new release Edgeland, Richey arrived at one of her favorite venues Saturday night, the historic and intimate G.A.R. Hall in Peninsula, Ohio, to perform in front of a capacity crowd.

Interview

Diving In: Semi Automatix Share the Details of their Inner Workings

With a new single in tow, Semi Automatix take over your ears with their enticing new piece "Never Fading," that has been making the rounds. Recently the group have been creating a stir for a number of years since their formation in 2001. "Never Fading" is filled with in-depth lyricism and swirling instrumentation that will stop you dead in your tracks. Semi Automatix is armed with a sound and fury behind them, as they create a sound that is unique yet familar, and brings the essence of New York to life.

Interview

Diving In: Semi Automatix Share the Details of their Inner Workings

With a new single in tow, Semi Automatix take over your ears with their enticing new piece "Never Fading," that has been making the rounds. Recently the group have been creating a stir for a number of years since their formation in 2001. "Never Fading" is filled with in-depth lyricism and swirling instrumentation that will stop you dead in your tracks. Semi Automatix is armed with a sound and fury behind them, as they create a sound that is unique yet familar, and brings the essence of New York to life.

Interview

Bassist/composer Marcelo Maccagnan discusses Brazilian roots

Marcelo Maccagnan is a Brazilian artist who is proud of his roots, incorporating his culture and influences in all of his creations. A multi-talented musician, Maccagnan has much to bring to the table. He is a performer, composer, producer, and musical arranger. His new album, Looking Ahead, is faithful to his Brazilian influences while incorporating a taste of contemporary jazz.

Live Review

Jakob Dylan, Jim James, And Butch Walker Rock The Night For A Cure!

Jakob Dylan on April 14, 2018

Jakob Dyland and Butch Walker tear it up!

The Teragram Ballroom hosted a rock show to benefit finding a cure for Crohn's and Colitis, issues that 1.6 million Americans suffer from. The disease is such a bummer, that it's good to have an awesome night out in honor of all of the people that it affects - and that we did.

 

Live Review

In the Right Direction: Grant-Lee Phillips at Bush Hall, London

Grant-Lee Phillips on April 17, 2018

Photo: Getty Images

A solo acoustic show is often the ultimate test for an artist who records and performs frequently with a band. In a compact set, Grant-Lee Phillips passed that exam with top marks. Earlier this year he released Widdershins, an album with a live feel, but from a full band. Phillips drew on that new material for much of tonight’s performance, which was stripped back musically, allowing the force of his lyrics greater prominence.

Live Review

Jesse Dayton and Rod Melancon at the Tractor Tavern April 13th (live review)

Jesse Dayton on April 13, 2018

Jesse Dayton at the Tractor Tavern

On rainy Friday the 13th on Ballard Ave two Texas troubadours turned Seattle center of the hipster universe into a genuine lone Star Roadhouse.  Jesse Dayton and Rod Melancon are Labelmates on Blue Elan Records and make their homes in Austin Texas so a joint tour was long overdue. Melancon casually strolled onto the stage and picked up his Gibson J45 off the floor introduced himself as a polite southern gentleman should and launched into “Westgate,” with its shout-out chorus the first of his 10-song set of stories from real life in the small towns of Louisiana.

Interview

The Way It Goes: A Conversation With Hawthorn

The women of Hawthorn were recently up in Vermont and took a spin by the old homestead to film a few things, drink some tea and talk about music and life. We set up some mics and as the mid afternoon haze on a chilly winter day set into our upstairs they performed this beautiful song for my lens. I have been humming it in my head, often unknowingly, ever since. Some songs just have that weight that sits with you long after their audible presence in time fades.

Artist Hawthorn

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