Phish Merriweather Night 2: Tweezerfest

As soon as we saw the megaphone in Trey’s hand, we knew we were in for something special. Actually, let me back up. As soon as I walked into Jason’s Deli for lunch, hours before the show, and hear[...]

Wicked Knee at The Stone

Last week, toward the end of Billy Martin’s residency at John Zorn’s famed experimental performance space The Stone, I got the chance to see Wicked Knee.  The Stone is small, hot and just about p[...]

Jerry Jam: A Northeast Tribute to Jerry Garcia

In the beautiful rolling hills of Bath, New Hampshire this past weekend, a festival was held on Dodge Farm honoring the life and music of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead. The 19th annual Jerry Jam[...]

Review: Galactic at Brooklyn Bowl, 7/24/14

This past Thursday night at Brooklyn Bowl, NOLA vibes filled the air as Galactic put on a spectacular show. The funk band was joined by frequent guest singers Maggie Koerner and Corey Glover (Living C[...]

A Well-Weathered Weekend: Phish in Chicago

Phish returned to Northerly Island for their second time this weekend amidst absolutely beautiful weather, contrary to last year’s partly rained-out mess. The venue matched the weather for beauty, t[...]


Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale [Album Review]

The late JJ Cale may need some introduction. Although he was one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century, his influence is underrated, due to the fact that most of his well-known compositions were made famous by other artists. Phish, Jerry Garcia, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kansas, Dr. Hook, Widespread Panic and John Mayer all helped to make some of Cale’s songs famous. Neil Young, in 2013, even ranked Cale next to Jimi Hendrix as the two best electric guitar players he had ever heard. One artist [...]

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Lotus - Gilded Age [Review/Stream]

An instrumental band putting out their 8th studio album must have some tricks up their sleeve. Lotus is showing no signs of slowing down, and with Gilded Age, they show that they’re just as creative [...]

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones - Half the City [Review]

The Commitments put it best when they said: “Try a little tenderness.” Finding balance between gusto and restraint is what makes great bands great; in the case of soul, the balance must be between [...]

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye [Review/Stream]

As the band sneaks up on its 40th anniversary, 4 of its 5 original members are still holding strong for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 13th studio album, Hypnotic Eye. While Petty has made an incr [...]

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Teddy Midnight - Teddy Midnight EP [Review/Stream]

On the rise progressive rock band Teddy Midnight blast into space on their debut, self-titled EP. Teddy Midnight EP is jampacked with five glorious tracks, laying down rich instrumental grooves at eve [...]

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