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Iron & Wine

Posted on April 18, 2008

I like Iron & Wine. I don’t LOVE them as some people do but they’re aiight. The other night they played for two hours and change and man could they have trimmed the show a bit. They went on and on and on and…

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Califone

Posted on April 18, 2008

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!…

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The New Pornographers in Pittsburgh

Posted on April 14, 2008

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…

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Okkervil River Carnegie Music Hall

Posted on April 13, 2008

Okkervil River BLISTERED through a terrific hour-long set last night opening for The New Pornographers. As Carl Newman said from the stage, Okkervil is THE best band out today, “Schmarcade Fire, please?”…

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Justin Rutledge

Posted on April 10, 2008

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…

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Kathleen Edwards Pt. 2

Posted on April 9, 2008

Last nights show at the Rex was probably my favorite of the year so far. I did like the acoustic set earlier in the day but this gal can get down with her band. A bonus was the crowd wasn’t too packed with lots of room near the stage.

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Kathleen Edwards Pt. 1

Posted on April 8, 2008

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.
Listen here…

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So This Is Where…

Posted on April 4, 2008

What I wanted to share is that if you did not get tickets to The New Pornos/Okkervil show on 4/12 yet, what are you waiting for? This could very well turn out to be the show of the year…

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