Concert Reviews

Deer Tick and Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit at Webster Hall, NYC [Concert Review]

August 17, 2010

Its been almost three years since I first saw Deer Tick perform at a Brooklyn apartment. Since then, the band has become one of the most prolific outfits, releasing two albums, an EP, and touring consistently. On Friday night, John McCauley brought his latest lineup of the band to Webster Hall for the final date […]

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Levon Helm Band and Willie Nelson and Family at Radio City Music Hall [Concert Review]

August 6, 2010

The Levon Helm Band opened for Willie Nelson and Family last Wednesday evening at Radio City Music Hall. Both performances reinforced my deep respect and admiration for these two American legends. The Band is my favorite all-time band and I’ve been lucky enough to see Levon at two Midnight Rambles over the past couple of […]

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The Black Keys Concert in Central Park NYC [Concert Review]

July 30, 2010

The last rays of sunlight were creeping up the sycamore trees as Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys loped onto Central Parks Summerstage Tuesday evening. As they kicked off their set I was instantly reminded as to why I hold the Black Keys in high esteem. Simply put, they rock. With Auerbach […]

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Delta Spirit at Masquerade in Atlanta, 7/10/10 [Concert Review, Pics]

July 12, 2010

Delta Spirit are my latest addiction. Their recent release, History From Below, is my most listened to album of 2010 so far and also my favorite. I ventured out to Masquerade in Atlanta to see these songs come to life and my expectations were fully exceeded. Delta Spirit opened with a few verses of “People […]

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Blitzen Trapper with The Moondoggies @ Variety Playhouse, Atlanta [Concert Review, Pics]

June 11, 2010

After one of the worst cubicle occupied days in recorded history on Wednesday, I drove to downtown Atlanta to witness some rock show. I was in search of mental balance and emotional prosperity.‚  What is the remedy for such a plight? Three-piece harmonies. That’s what The Moondoggies and Blitzen Trapper delivered in two magnificent sets. […]

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Big Boi’s surprise KIN Spot Event Concert in Atlanta [Concert Review, Pictures]

June 3, 2010

HearYa covering hip hop? When free drinks are involved, yes please. Truth be told, I’ve consumed my fair share of hip hop growing up. I remember buying Kool Moe Dee’s Knowledge Is King solely because of the cover art then I’d regale my friends by spitting out the lyrics to “I Go To Work” in […]

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The Dead Weather Surprise KIN Spot Concert in Chicago [Concert Review, Exclusive Video]

May 26, 2010

Standing right in front of a speaker tower twice my size I struggled to convert my cocktail napkin into earplugs. I’d left my protective ear wear at home assuming that Nashville supergroup, The Dead Weather, would be playing a venue 5 times the size of the one I was standing in. Not on this night. […]

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Josh Ritter’s encore invitation to Joe Pug [Live Video]

May 20, 2010

We mentioned Josh Ritter’s classy move this past Saturday at his show at The Vic in Chicago.‚  Josh invited Chicago’s folk pride and joy, Joe Pug, on stage during his encore to perform “Speak Plainly, Diana,” the closer from Joe Pug’s latest album, Messenger. One of yesterday’s readers, Mandy, posted a comment with a link […]

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Josh Ritter – So Runs The World Away [Album and Concert Review]

May 19, 2010

I first heard about this guy named Josh Ritter back in 2000 or 2001 on a little-known website called Audiogalaxy.com. Anyone? Bueller? It was basically a poor man’s Napster, with comments and suggestions from other music downloaders. I spent roughly 5,000 hours on the site, scouring it for music. This was long before music blogs […]

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Lucero at The Bottom Lounge, Chicago 10.24.09 [Concert Review]

October 30, 2009

My friend Nick and I went to the Lucero show the other night at the new Bottom Lounge in Chicago. I say new because the first time I saw Lucero was at the old Bottom Lounge years ago.‚  The new digs are way better (read: you don’t have to wipe your feet off before you […]

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