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.

PHOTO RECAP: Bassnectar @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco 11.8.14

Bassnectar ended his NVSB tour at San Francisco's Bill Graham this past Saturday to a packed house. With GRiZ opening the night to some...

PHOTO RECAP / SETLIST: Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble @...

Primus is in the midst of one of their most ambitious projects yet, a full concept album and tour in support of their latest...

PHOTO RECAP: Wilco @ Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY 10.30.14

Wilco finished up a three-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY last week and our friend Cory Schwartz was there to...

PHOTO RECAP: Phish @ MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV 10.31.14

Phish just finished off their fall tour with a three-night run at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. We were here taking...

PHOTO RECAP: Matisyahu @ Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV 10.25.14

Matisyahu is currently on tour promoting his new album, Akeda, and he just rolled through Las Vegas a few nights ago to play the...

PHOTO RECAP: Creature Carnival: Emancipator, Shpongle & Beats Antique @ Best Buy Theater, NYC...

Beats Antique brought their friends Emancipator and Shpongle to New York City late last week to play the Best Buy Theater; they're all on...

PHOTO RECAP: Life is Beautiful Festival Day One (Girl Talk, The Weeknd, Neon Trees...

Life is Beautiful kicked off yesterday in Las Vegas for the second year in a row, and our friend Brandon Magnus is shooting the...

PHOTO RECAP: Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band Brunch @ Brooklyn Bowl, Las...

Phil Lesh brought his Terrapin Family Band down to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas last weekend, and our friend Paul Citone was there to get...

PHOTO RECAP / SETLIST: Widespread Panic @ Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO 10.21.14

Widespread Panic rolled through St. Louis last night to play Peabody Opera House for the first of two shows, and our friend Jamie Schroeder...

The Frantic Genius of SBTRKT: Live @ The Belasco, Los Angeles 10.16.14

"the beauty is not in the method, but in the madness"

PHOTO RECAP: Moon Taxi, Tumbleweed Wanderers @ Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas 10.4.14

Moon Taxi and Tumbleweed Wanderers recently rolled through Las Vegas to play the Brooklyn Bowl and our friend Paul Citone was there to get...

PHOTO RECAP: STS9, Beard-o-Bees @ Best Buy Theater, NYC 10.17.14

STS9 just recently kicked off their fall tour and last night they played the Best Buy Theater in New York City and welcomed their...

PHOTO RECAP: The War on Drugs, Cass McCombs @ The Fillmore, San Francisco 10.5.14

The War on Drugs recently rolled through San Francisco again on their long tour supporting their fantastic release, Lost in the Dream, one of...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: Diarrhea Planet & JEFF The Brotherhood @ Underground Arts, Philly...

We are small metal boxes sitting on the stage. We are sadists. We like being stepped on. Ever want to watch metal squirm?...

PHOTO RECAP: Thievery Corporation @ Fox Theater, Oakland 10.2.14

Thievery Corporation finished off a West Coast run earlier this month at the Fox Theater in Oakland, and our friend Rebecca Wilkowski was there...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters @ Hollywood Palladium,...

Few voices in rock stand as tall and as memorable as Robert Plant's. Whether it's the reverb drenched "aahs" in "Black Dog" or the...

PHOTO RECAP / SETLIST: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead @ Boulder Theater, CO 10.10.14

Joe Russo's Almost Dead played a sold-out show at Boulder Theater last night, and our friend Christian Johansen was there to get photos. See...

PHOTO RECAP: Way Over Yonder Music Festival Day Two (9.27.14)

Way Over Yonder returned to Santa Monica Pier a few weekends back and we've already posted our gallery from day one at the festival....

PHOTO RECAP: Way Over Yonder Music Festival Day One (9.26.14)

Way Over Yonder returned to Santa Monica Pier a few weekends back and we were super excited to see some of the great lineup...

The Nth Power and The New Mastersounds Rock The Payback @ Great American Music...

Funk fans in the Bay Area were given a treat a few years back when Eddie Roberts from The New Mastersounds decided to move...

PHOTOS / SETLIST / RECAP: Pearl Jam @ Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO 10.3.14

What an amazing fun time last night at Pearl Jam here at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It was also game one of the...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: Simian Mobile Disco @ The El Rey, Los Angeles 9.25.14

Since their inception in 2005, the duo of Simian Mobile Disco have proven themselves as some of the most innovative producers in the industry....

PHOTOS / RECAP: Odesza @ The Fonda, Los Angeles, CA 9.20.14

Following up two shows in a row for me, I was in for a third with my Saturday night booked with Odesza at The...

CONCERT RECAP / PHOTOS: Foxygen @ The Loft, Atlanta, GA 10.1.14

After the much-reported train wreck that was Foxygen’s last album-supporting tour (for their 2013 breakout LP We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Jungle @ The Fonda, Los Angeles, CA 9.19.14

In a matter of one year, the UK-based soul group Jungle has sky-rocketed into the consciousness of music fans around the world. Their self-titled...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Fatboy Slim @ The Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles 9.18.14

What is there even to say about Fatboy Slim? Not only is Norman Cook a pioneer in the electronic music industry, he’s been a...

PHOTO RECAP: The Disco Biscuits, Giorgio Moroder | City Bisco Night Three @ The...

For the final night of City Bisco, the Disco Biscuits' annual run in Philly, they brought the trance fusion to The Mann Center for...

PHOTO RECAP: American Babies + The Disco Biscuits | City Bisco Night Two @...

City Bisco is underway this weekend in Philadelphia, and last night the Disco Biscuits welcomed their friends American Babies to kick off the second...

PHOTO RECAP: Lykke Li @ Fox Theater, Oakland 9.21.14

This past Sunday night, Lykke Li came through the Bay Area and played Oakland's Fox Theater in support of her latest album, I Never...

CONCERT RECAP: Monarchy + LOWELL + The Frail @ Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco 9.19.14

"We were officially putty in their hands, ready to be modeled into whatever genre of fanbase they were ready to entertain."

PHOTO RECAP: Lotus @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 9.19.14

This past Friday night, Lotus returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO to play their annual headlining gig at the famed venue. In...

PHOTO RECAP: Mike Dillon, Claude Coleman, Jr., JJ Jungle, & Cliff Hines @ The...

On Thursday night, Mike Dillon kicked off a tour around the Midwest with a new band that he wouldn't usually tour with as the...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Washed Out + Small Black @ House of Blues, New Orleans...

Last Wednesday evening, Washed Out and Small Black, both of which are part of a new electronic evolution of dance music, brought their chill-wave...

PHOTOS / RECAP: City and Colour @ The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles 9.4.14

The night was crisp, but not too cool. Nestled into the quiet hills of Hollywood, the picturesque Greek Amphitheatre was a perfect backdrop for...

PHOTO RECAP / SETLIST: The Disco Biscuits @ Ogden Theatre, Denver 9.12.14

Last night The Disco Biscuits began a three-night run in Denver which was originally set up as something called Bisco on the Green, but...

PHOTO RECAP: LouFest 2014, St. Louis 9.6-9.7.14

LouFest was bigger, badder and funkier this year. With clear skies, temps in the 70's, and four stages and roughly 35,000 through the gates...

PHOTO RECAP / SETLIST: STS9 @ Red Rocks, Colorado 9.6.14

STS9 played their two-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this weekend and our friend Christian Johansen was there to get photos from the show....

PHOTO RECAP / SETLIST: STS9 @ Red Rocks, Colorado 9.5.14

STS9 played their first of two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night and our friend Christian Johansen was there to get photos from...

SETLIST / RECAP: Phish @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO 8.31.14

Phish finished up their summer tour last night with the third and final show at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver, a strong show...

SETLIST / RECAP: Phish @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO 8.30.14

Phish just finished off their second night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver, and the show featured solid playing front to back and...

PHOTOS / SETLIST / RECAP: Phish @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO...

Phish played their first show back at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver, CO last night, and taking a page from their previous Night...

PHOTOS / RECAP: SAVOY @ House of Blues Sunset Strip, 8.22.14

On a Friday night, House of Blues on the legendary Sunset Strip is one of my favorite places to be. In the shadow...

PHOTOS / RECAP: John Legend @ The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles 8.18.14

"The sleek, fitted suit induced libido-fueled wails beyond the human spectrum of hearing."

RECAP / PHOTOS / SETLIST: moe. and Soulive @ Southern Brewer’s Festival 2014

For the 20th annual event, organizers of the Southern Brewer's Festival managed to curate an alluring and notably jam-centric lineup to attract a sizeable...

PHOTOS / RECAP: The Neighbourhood & Danny Brown @ The Greek LA 7.24.14

Made famous by James Dean’s classic Rebel Without A Cause, the iconic Griffith Park is one of LA’s most treasured landmarks. Tucked away...

PHOTO RECAP: Umphrey’s McGee @ The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis 8.15.14

Umphrey's McGee played The Fabulous Fox Theatre last night in St. Louis and our friend Jamie Schroeder was there to get photos from the...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Top 10 Things We Saw @ Hard Summer 2014

With a massive new venue and a dignified roster of electronic talent, this year's HARD Summer was perhaps the most anticipated incarnation to date....

VIDEO RECAP: Mad Decent Block Party, Philly 2014

Those who attended probably don't want their parents to watch this...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Outside Lands Music Festival 2014

ALL THE THINGS we saw or heard...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Newport Folk Festival 2014 Day Three

"where people come to listen, to appreciate and to honor the music, the songwriters and their stories"

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