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Andy Warhol Museum This show was kick-ass. Devonte Hynes used to be in a hardcore thrash band called Test Icicles. He goes solo and releases a lush folky album called “Falling Off The Lavendar Bridge”. It’s a good album but the live show added a harder edge to the music…read more ➜
Schenley Plaza I absolutely LOVED Jenny Lewis’ 2006 release Rabbit Fur Coat. Getting a co-billing on that album as well as significantly contributing to the overall sound of it were then unknown sisters Chandra and Leigh Watson on background vocals…read more ➜
St. Vincent Thursday February 21, 2008 The Andy Warhol Museum I was debating on whether to go to this show or not. It was a toss up between seeing her or Vampire Weekend a month before at the museum. Neither of their respective albums were doing anything for me. I chose to see Annie and […]read more ➜
Three Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage Being the last night of the fest and considering I didn’t make one show this year, I felt I had to catch this one. Considering that Alejandro was scheduled and he was bringing the rock to support his excellent new disc “Real Animal”, it was a rather painless decision…read more ➜
Schenley Plaza In realizing that I have no time for posting on a regular basis, I will try something new starting today. Instead of a complete wrap-up of a show, I will post one picture and write a short description. Last night’s Old 97’s concert was probably my favorite of the year so far. I checked the band’s message boards this morning and noticed that a fan was upset about an encounter with Ken in Wisconsin…read more ➜
These Boston boys are my favorite ‘new’ band right now. Their debut album was my #1 favorite album of 2007. This is the second time they’ve rolled through town in less than a year and both times they opened with “To All My Scientist Colleagues I Bid You Farewell” at my request…read more ➜
Gloriously rising from the ashes of one of my favorite unsung bands of all-time One Star Hotel, the philly outfit The Swimmers finally brought their straight-ahead pop to the wonderfully dirty Garfield Artworks. I was really surprised at the turn-out…read more ➜
DJ ?UESTLOVE TECHNICAL RIDER/SPECIFICATIONS1. Two Technique 1200 turntables 2/ needles and stylus in good condition NOTE: set up from left to right should be:CDJ, Turntable, Turntable, Mixer, CDJ(as the DJ is left handed) 2. Pioneer DJM 600 mixer3. 2 Pioneer CDJ 10004. 1 Wireless Microphone5. 2 Slipmats6. 2 backup needles7. Monitors on both sides of […]read more ➜
Califone opened up for Iron & Wine last night in Greensburg at The Palace Theater. First off I have to say what a venue. These old refurbished turn of the century movie halls that are hosting shows lately are damned terrific. Sure Greensburg is an hour drive from home but so far it’s by far the coolest place to see a concert. They have an outdoor smoking garden that’s TOO easy to sneak my camera into. Next time!…read more ➜
I like The New Pornographers. Unfortunately, it seemed to me that they were just running through their set with no conviction Saturday night. I suppose it didn’t help that openers Okkervil River totally upstaged them. Still the show was great…read more ➜
I wanted to mention how much I enjoyed Justin’s set opening for Kathleen Edwards the other night. He reminded my a little of Ryan Adams, although I would hate to pigeonhole him that way. He had a very self-deprecating stage presence and was avery nice guy as well…read more ➜
Awesome as always WYEP In-studio session today. The performance consisted of Kathleen and her man Colin on a couple
acoustics. What a tease for tonight. Back To Me/Asking For Flowers/I Make The Dough, You Get The Glory/The Cheapest Key
How awesome was it? I finally became a member of YEP after realizing all the great music I have witnessed because of them.