Concert Reviews

There is nothing quite like a concert to really show you how powerful music can be. It’s a long standing tradition for humans to gather to one place to hear music, long before any form of amplification was ever invented, and the tradition will always carry on through the musicians, venues, bookers, managers, bartenders, and roadies who keep this business running and get fans in the door.

FORM Arcosanti Creates The Festival Model of Future [PHOTOS/RECAP]

This year marked the sixth version of FORM Arcosanti festival, a small sized but full scale music, arts and culture festival set in the...

Phil Lesh & Friends Brings Gospel-Tinged Grateful Dead Show to Las Vegas [AUDIO /...

Last Saturday here in Las Vegas, Phil Lesh and an amazing group of Friends took the stage at The Joint at the Hard Rock...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Dangermuffin Acoustic @ StageOne @ FTC Fairfield, CT 5.4.19

It was a warm spring evening in Fairfield CT, and thankfully (and finally) NO RAIN! The streets were full of feet and colorful hats...

Dopapod Triumphantly Returns to Stage @ The Capitol Theatre NY 4.27.19

Time is defined as "the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole," and this...

PHOTO RECAP: The 2019 NAMM Show

Words by Heath Clayton | Photos by Paul Citone The 2019 NAMM Show music convention wrapped up this past weekend at the Anaheim Convention center....

PHOTOS / CONCERT RECAP: Hot Tuna @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA 9.6.18

Birthed of the 60's, the Haight, ingestibles and another time, before jambands became a thing, there was the Jefferson Airplane. A band I was too...

PHOTO RECAP: Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018

Arroyo Seco Weekend is not fussy. The beer's quite good, the food more than a cut above and, yes, it felt like a day...

CONCERT REVIEW: As The Crow Flies @ Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas NV 5.8.18

May 8th was the first 100* degree day of 2018 and Chris Robinson, with his new project "As The Crow Flies", added to the...

PHOTO RECAP: Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters @ Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles...

The last date of the Carry Fire Winter tour landed Robert Plant at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre in DTLA. The tour has stuck to...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Everyone Orchestra @ Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael CA 12.1-12.2.17

WORDS BY HEATH CLAYTON Lineup: "Everyone Loves Terrapin" Matt Butler of Everyone Orchestra Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico of moe. Grahame Lesh and...

PHOTO RECAP: Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles 11.11.17

I flat out think the Tedeschi Trucks Band is one of the best touring bands on the road anywhere. It’s not just the nimbleness...

A Stelar Night in Chicago: Parov Stelar @ Thalia Hall, Chicago 11.2.17 [PHOTOS /...

WORDS BY CHRIS ARWADY | PHOTOS BY FASSBINDER PHOTOGRAPHY The refurbished antique light fixtures suspended from the ceiling in Chicago’s Thalia Hall dim to an...

15 Reasons Why You Need to Drop Everything and Get Tickets to the Kurt...

San Diego was the first stop on the tour featuring the "superduo" of Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, playing shows together for the first...

PHOTO RECAP: TOKiMONSTA @ The Mezzanine, San Francisco 9.20.17

TOKiMONSTA has one of the most inspiring stories in music today. Toward the end of 2015, Jennifer Lee AKA TOKiMONSTA, was diagnosed with a rare...

PHOTOS / CONCERT RECAP: The Magpie Salute @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas 9.20.17

This past Wednesday, The Magpie Salute pulled into Sin City for the first time since their inception and landed at the amazing Brooklyn Bowl...

CONCERT RECAP: Sylvan Esso @ Civic Theatre, NOLA 9.1.17

PHOTOS BY SEAN O'BRIEN The last couple of years have been particularly kind to Sylvan Esso, as the dance pop duo continues ascending the venue...

PHOTO RECAP: Arroyo Seco Weekend 2017

Goldenvoice's Arroyo Seco Weekend Festival wrapped up last weekend, and our friend Jim Brock went and covered both days (June 24th & 25th) giving...

The 28 Best Sights & Sounds From High Sierra Music Festival 2017

This is one of the first years that I'm not able to make a trip to High Sierra Music Festival up in Quincy, CA...

CONCERT RECAP: Angel Olsen @ The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ 2.12.17

WORDS BY MACKENZIE KELLER / PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YEE Angel Olsen and opener Chris Cohen joined together at Phoenix’s Crescent Ballroom this past Sunday, February...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: Jason Isbell @ Georgia Theatre, Athens GA 11.29.16

You would not expect a Jason Isbell show to be lively, but it was

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: Tycho, Big Wild @ Marquee Theatre, Tempe 10.2.16

I had the pleasure of waking up fully blissful this morning, a rare occurrence on Mondays for me. Sure, it can seem a bit...

FESTIVAL RECAP / GALLERY: Bonnaroo 2016

This year's 15th Annual Bonnaroo was marked by hot weather, (mostly) sunny skies and considerably smaller attendance numbers than in years past, making 2016's...

RECAP / SETLIST / PHOTOS: Deerhunter @ Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA 4.14.16

Wednesday's Deerhunter show at the downtown Civic Theatre was announced a mere three weeks ago, and, during most of Bitchin' Bajas opening set, it...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: Anders Osborne @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC 2.19.16

Over the last half-decade, Anders Osborne's ascendancy from a veteran NOLA journeyman singer-songwriter to a powerhouse guitarist known by most has been a marvel...

PHOTO RECAP: Lou Fest 2015 Day Two

Lou Fest returned to Forest Park in St. Louis for another eclectic year of music, and our friend Tim Bottchen was there to shoot...

HUGE PHOTO RECAP: KAABOO Del Mar 2015

KAABOO Del Mar was the most relaxed fest I’ve attended, and it has a great San Diego vibe. This is not a pop-up on...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: WILCO @ Orpheum, New Orleans 9.28.15

On Monday night, Wilco (w/ the opening assistance of William Tyler) played the first rock concert in over a decade in The Orpheum Theater,...

FESTY RECAP: Why FYF is THE Festival that LA Deserves

On August 23rd and 24th, FYF Fest returned to the neo-chic DTLA with a breathtaking line-up of alt-faves and Kanye West to prove to...

15 Reasons Why I’m Already Addicted After My First Jam Cruise

Immediately after disembarking from my first Jam Cruise, I had a ton of friends asking me what my highlight was. Because that’s a loaded...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Father John Misty @ Sonoma Veteran’s Memorial Hall, Sonoma, CA 1.17.15

Love or hate his schtick, you can’t deny Father John Misty's attention-grabbing abilities; the man’s good at forcing a reaction out of you. After...

The Wood Brothers Played The Fillmore: Here Are 8 Things You Need to Know

The Bay Area was treated to a host of incredible acts this past weekend, and with such a diverse menu of options, it was...

How I Learned To Survive The Tundra With Only Glowsticks and Faux Fur To...

As we sailed down the dark, lakeside highway from Tahoe City to South Lake, we read the SnowGlobe Music Festival lineup aloud one more...

PHOTOS / SETLIST: Railroad Earth @ Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA 12.31.14

On New Year's Eve, Railroad Earth wrapped up a three-night run at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse to help ring in 2015. Both local Atlantans and...

The Curious Case of James Blake: A Concert Review and Photo Gallery

Last week James Blake rolled through both San Francisco and Los Angeles and played to sold-out, tiny rooms timed around the release of a...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS / VIDEO: Clockwork Indigo (Underachievers + Flatbush Zombies) @ Theatre...

The two raw Brooklyn hip-hop groups The Underachievers and The Flatbush Zombies combined forces for a tour hyped by the release of a new...

A Green Flash of Brilliance: Tycho Closes His Tour @ Fox Theater, Oakland, CA...

On the eve of Halloween, the streets of downtown Oakland were all abuzz with excitement and anticipation. Less than 24 hours before, the San...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: Southern Soul Assembly @ Regent Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 11.18.14

The Southern Soul Assembly is not the horn-laden, Stax-driven sound the name might conjure up. Southern, most certainly, with Mark Broussard, Luther Dickinson, J.J....

SETLIST / PHOTOS: STS9 @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA 11.21.14

It had been awhile since STS9 played Los Angeles. Ten months ago they announced they were parting ways with founding bassist David Murphy, consequently...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: SOHN @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles 11.14.14

Every so often a musical experience comes out of left field and smacks you right in the heart. I had heard one or two...

PHOTO RECAP: Creature Carnival: Emancipator, Shpongle & Beats Antique @ 1stBank Center, Colorado 11.6.14

Beats Antique continued on with their Creature Carnival tour earlier this month by bringing their friends Emancipator and Shpongle to Colorado's 1stBank Center. Our...

PHOTO RECAP: BoomBox @ The Fillmore, San Francisco 11.7.14

On the same stage that his parents once played as members of the Grateful Dead, Zion "Rock" Godchaux (middle name ftw) and longtime friend...

FESTIVAL RECAP / PHOTOS: HARD Day of the Dead 2014

HARD Day of the Dead was definitely the biggest thing happening in EDM over Halloween weekend (and damn there was a lot going on),...

PHOTO RECAP: Flying Lotus, Thundercat @ North Park Theatre, San Diego, CA 11.13.14

Built in 1929, the renovated North Park Theatre sits in the middle of what many people call the center of the beer universe right...

CONCERT RECAP: Greensky Bluegrass @ The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA 11.13.14

On Thursday night Greensky Bluegrass added another barn burner to their Southern California resume playing The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA to a near...

PHOTO RECAP / SETLIST: Julian Casablancas+The Voidz @ Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA 11.9.14

Julian Casablancas is currently out on tour supporting his latest release, Phrazes For The Young. He brought his new band The Voidz to San...

PHOTO RECAP: Little Dragon @ The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA 10.24.14

Little Dragon recently rolled through the Bay Area on tour in support of their LP release earlier this year, Nabuma Rubberband. Our friend Nathan...

PHOTO RECAP: Luther Dickinson @ Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO 10.23.14

Luther Dickinson recently rolled through St. Louis to play the Old Rock House as a solo show in support of his release earlier this...

PHOTO RECAP: Treasure Island Music Festival 2014

For those that have never attended, Treasure Island Music Festival can be a bit unique in how "easy" it is as a festival experience....

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