Photos and Review by Stephen Bloch There’s no such thing as a bad evening of Grateful Dead music, period. This is particularly true when the band that is reinterpreting their music is none other than Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. On Friday evening, Chicago’s Rivera Theater played host to JRAD for the first of three sold… Read More Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Keep the Spirit of the Dead Alive and Well in Chicago
Photos and Review by Stephen Bloch For this music patron, there is a simple formula for a successful live experience: Take an enigmatic and talented frontman with a skilled band, novel music, killer sound, well-orchestrated lights, amazing venue, and an enthusiastic audience, mix that all together and you have something tasty. The Smile, who is… Read More The Smile Bring Dynamic Sound to Milwaukee
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Photos by Stephen Bloch On Friday evening, Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater played host to a bona fide double bill of rockers. Todd Rundgren and Daryl Hall played two robust sets of material from their 50+ year career, with Hall’s band playing alongside both acts. Full photo recap below!
Photos and Review by Stephen Bloch Milwaukee loves beer, cheese, the Green Bay Packers, and bluegrass. Not sure the rank order at this point, but bluegrass certainly would be near the top based upon the over the top reception that both The Infamous Stringdusters and Armchair Boogie received at Turner Hall Ballroom. Even on a… Read More Brew City Bluegrass: Infamous Stringdusters and Armchair Boogie at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom
Well folks, it happened. The unimaginable crossover of the sensei of modern jam played with two grasshopper artists that are carrying the torch for the next generation. At EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA, Trey Anastasio Band and Goose stopped in town for their ‘TABOOSE’ tour, which has been a soaring success so far and so… Read More Billy Strings Sits in with Trey Anastasio Band and Goose in Virginia – Video Recap
By Tyler Sterling, Cover Photo by Marcos Manrique Frankie and the Witch Fingers rolled their sideshow of psychedelic curiosities into one of Atlanta’s landmark venues, The Earl. Without delay, the audience quickly entered a slipstream of cranked up fuzz, reverb, and thunderous drum fills. This band has easily become one of the most exciting live… Read More Frankie and the Witch Fingers Keep the West Coast Psychedelic Rock Rolling
By Max Stewart English singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock has forged a very admirable position as a forefather in the alternative scene throughout his storied 40+ year career. He started by leading the widely influential band The Soft Boys, whose short run had a profound impact on bands such as R.E.M. and The Replacements, and the band’s… Read More Robyn Hitchcock’s Whimsical Songbook Shines in Georgia on Heels of New Album SHUFFLEMANIA!
By Max Stewart The cliché that rock ‘n’ roll is dead is overplayed by the press, and part of me hates the fact that I even opened with that. OK… let’s start over. How great is rock ‘n’ roll, huh? Simply the best. Sure, it does not necessarily dominate the airwaves like it did for… Read More The Sheepdogs are the Quintessential Rock ‘N’ Roll Band of 2022
Photos by Brady Cooling