Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Keep the Spirit of the Dead Alive and Well in Chicago

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

Brew City Bluegrass: Infamous Stringdusters and Armchair Boogie at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom

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

Robyn Hitchcock’s Whimsical Songbook Shines in Georgia on Heels of New Album SHUFFLEMANIA!

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!

Puscifer Dazzles and Amuses on Existential Reckoning Fall Tour

Photos and Review by Porter Byers When Special Agent Dick Merkin first appeared on screen marveling at the wonder of Spam™, the crowd at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. laughed. As he went on to explain the mystery behind the meat, a gripping wave of fear overwhelmed the audience, who hurriedly stashed their phones… Read More Puscifer Dazzles and Amuses on Existential Reckoning Fall Tour

Kevin Morby at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee – Photos and Review

Photos and Review by Stephen Bloch There is an old saying that the suit doesn’t make the man (or woman). It’s what’s in the suit that counts. I think this is particularly true of Kevin Morby on Tuesday at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom. Morby clearly has a thing for uniquely decorated suits, often with interesting… Read More Kevin Morby at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee – Photos and Review

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Celebrate Stu Mackenzie’s Birthday in Atlanta

By Max Stewart King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard celebrated frontman Stu Mackenzie’s birthday in Atlanta, where he entered the stage in disco attire, was gifted a cloak by some fans in the front, and eventually got doused in silly string. This Australian band is in full stride right now, and their album Ice, Death,… Read More King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Celebrate Stu Mackenzie’s Birthday in Atlanta

Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in L.A. Was an Emotional & Joyous Peak into His Musical Mind

By Max Stewart There are some overwhelming moments in life that take years to fully process. Some of them can be tragic, joyous, or in some cases, a little bit of both. For me, a longtime fan of the Foo Fighters, the tribute concert in Los Angeles was most certainly a lifetime of musical memories… Read More Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in L.A. Was an Emotional & Joyous Peak into His Musical Mind

Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Ron Artis II & Thuderstorm Artis Close Out Tour in San Diego – Review and Photos

Photos and Review by Brady Cooling Jack Johnson closed his summer tour in San Diego, CA at North Island Credit Union Amphitheater on a beautiful fall afternoon. From the shores of Hawaii he felt sure at home here in SD. Meet the Moonlight is the 8th studio album by Jack Johnson and what he has… Read More Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Ron Artis II & Thuderstorm Artis Close Out Tour in San Diego – Review and Photos

Megadeth and The Hu Rock the Atlanta Suburbs – Recap and Photos

Megadeth are kings of thrash metal, and it was clear fans were thrilled to see Dave Mustaine lead the charge for the trailblazers live in what he mentioned was “the largest Megadeth show ever in Atlanta.” Mustaine and his band members James LoMenzo (Bass), Kiko Loureiro (Guitar), and Dirk Verbeuren (Drums) most definitely brought the… Read More Megadeth and The Hu Rock the Atlanta Suburbs – Recap and Photos

The Smashing Pumpkins Discuss Recording Siamese Dream in Georgia, Jane’s Addiction Opens in Epic Co-Bill in Atlanta

Review by Max Stewart, Photos by Terence Rushin/State Farm Arena When The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction announced a duel tour earlier in the year, it was a no-brainer. In fact, to see both of these bands in the heart of Halloween season just felt oh so right. Sure, there is the obvious ‘Pumpkin’ parallel,… Read More The Smashing Pumpkins Discuss Recording Siamese Dream in Georgia, Jane’s Addiction Opens in Epic Co-Bill in Atlanta