I turned my girlfriend on to Kurt Vile last year when I played “Baby’s Arms” for her (on my stereo…I can’t finger-pick a guitar for shit) from his 2011 Continue reading
Since the old Northern Lights venue in Clifton Park, NY has changed hands and been renamed The Upstate Concert Hall the shows have gotten a lot better. 1) It seems as though they have finally put some capable person in charge of the acoustics so that they don’t sound absolutely awful at every show, and 2) They actually attract acts worth seeing; there are still bullshit stoner cover bands which wrangle the desperate, scene-less 40&50-somethings, but NYC’s A$AP Rocky was in Upstate New York a few months back, Foals play there this coming Monday and Wales’ The Joy Formidable Continue reading
I was thrilled when I heard that Dirty Projectors would be playing at Skidmore College in Saratoga, NY, a mere 30 minute drive. I had been to the venue before some years ago for a Wilco show. It’s a gymnasium but the acoustics are surprisingly sharp.
My girlfriend, two friends and I arrived unfashionably early Continue reading
Above: My ticket to the show atop Al Di Meola’s 1976 debut Land of the Midnight Sun.
I have to say that I’m glad that I subscribed to The Egg’s email list some months ago because I’m not sure that I would have heard about this show otherwise. Last Sunday night two legends of jazz in Al Di Meola and Gonzalo Rubalcaba played at the Swyer Theatre within The Egg. Continue reading
Above: My ticket to the Morrissey show along with his ridiculous playbill pic.
My friend Joey was nice enough to buy us tickets to see Morrissey in concert this year for my birthday as he and I are longtime fans of The Smiths as well as Morrissey’s solo career. My birthday was months ago and October seemed a long time away at that point, but I was pleasantly surprised Continue reading
Above: My ticket with the band’s name presented incorrectly…
I had no idea of what to expect for a PiL show. For starters they are a band that I never thought I would see live, let alone from ten feet away. Granted John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) is the only member of the original band, but the revamped PiL is by no means a collection of slouches. The current line-up Continue reading
Interview originally published on Pop ‘stache
After ordering the split Slowness “Race to Mars”/Dead Leaf Echo “Act of Truth” 7-inch, the Self-Hating Hipster reached out to Dead Leaf Echo via their website. A few days later a response came and a lengthy trail of emails between SHH and DLE’s frontman LG Galleon began, starting with Continue reading
Real Estate played to a near full house last night at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, familiar to the New England art world as Mass MoCA. The museum’s Hunter Center is a sparse yet intimate venue Continue reading
I am a bit ashamed to say this, especially on this site, which is so thoughtful about its musical content, but the truth is I don’t enjoy going to see live music.
For me listening to music is a private endeavor. Continue reading