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.

Moon Taxi and Tumbleweed Wanderers recently rolled through Las Vegas to play the Brooklyn Bowl and our friend Paul Citone was there to get photos from the show. --Editor Tumbleweed Wanderers Moon Taxi
STS9 just recently kicked off their fall tour and last night they played the Best Buy Theater in New York City and welcomed their friend Beard-o-Bees, aka Jesse Miller from Lotus, to open up the show. Our friend Scott...
The War on Drugs recently rolled through San Francisco again on their long tour supporting their fantastic release, Lost in the Dream, one of our favorite albums of the year by far. Our friend Justin Yee was at...
We are small metal boxes sitting on the stage. We are sadists. We like being stepped on. Ever want to watch metal squirm? Then watch us. We scream with delight, howling out a plethora of sounds while...
Thievery Corporation finished off a West Coast run earlier this month at the Fox Theater in Oakland, and our friend Rebecca Wilkowski was there to get this photo gallery from the show. --Editor
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 screaming howl that caps "Whole Lotta Love", that voice is embedded into the brain of...
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 below for the setlist and his photo gallery. --Editor Joe Russo's Almost Dead @...
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. Day two brought The Barr Brothers (who sadly we couldn't get shots of due to...
Way Over Yonder returned to Santa Monica Pier a few weekends back and we were super excited to see some of the great lineup that the the team behind Newport Folk Presents curated for this great, mini-festival. Day one...
Funk fans in the Bay Area were given a treat a few years back when Eddie Roberts from The New Mastersounds decided to move into our neck of the woods. Immediately his presence was felt at ALL the right...
What an amazing fun time last night at Pearl Jam here at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It was also game one of the playoffs for the Cards vs Dodgers. The show got started a little late and they...
Since their inception in 2005, the duo of Simian Mobile Disco have proven themselves as some of the most innovative producers in the industry. James Ford and Jas Shaw have stayed true to analog production techniques and the electronic...
Following up two shows in a row for me, I was in for a third with my Saturday night booked with Odesza at The Fonda. Hype has been building around this Seattle-based duo since they ignited the itty-bitty Echoplex...
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 & Magic), I admittedly did some pre-show research before deciding whether it would be worthwhile...
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 album is one of the most solid releases of 2014. Riding on that one...
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 mainstay for over almost 30 years. He’s the Godfather. King of Kings....
For the final night of City Bisco, the Disco Biscuits' annual run in Philly, they brought the trance fusion to The Mann Center for a big close-out event and welcomed Giorgio Moroder to open the show. Here are Scott...
City Bisco is underway this weekend in Philadelphia, and last night the Disco Biscuits welcomed their friends American Babies to kick off the second night of the run with a show at the Electric Factory. Our friend Scott Harris...
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 Learn. Our friend Justin Yee was there to get photos from the show. ...
"We were officially putty in their hands, ready to be modeled into whatever genre of fanbase they were ready to entertain."
This past Friday night, Lotus returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO to play their annual headlining gig at the famed venue. In addition to a normal set of Lotus tunes, fans were treated to the band's take...
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 Mike Dillon Band. On the road with him this time around is a rotating cast...
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 vibes to the House of Blues here in New Orleans. Both bands take a comprehensive...
The night was crisp, but not too cool. Nestled into the quiet hills of Hollywood, the picturesque Greek Amphitheatre was a perfect backdrop for Dallas Green’s alt-rock outfit, City and Colour. Disillusioned tales of quiet, personal turmoil...
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 unfortunately the band couldn't keep the outdoor thing going due to permitting issues so the...
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 for the weekend, I'd say it was a success. Check out my photos from both...
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. Like Friday night's show, the evening began the night with an "Axe the Cables"...
STS9 played their first of two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night and our friend Christian Johansen was there to get photos from the show. They began the night with their first "Axe the Cables" set since...
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 front to back with an amazing set of transitions in the second set that was...
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 a few surprises as well. While the first set featured a strong song selection of...
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 One performances at the venue, the band spelled out "Lushington" as the first set gag...
On a Friday night, House of Blues on the legendary Sunset Strip is one of my favorite places to be. In the shadow of infamous hotels, this venue is among one of the most iconic in Los Angeles....
"The sleek, fitted suit induced libido-fueled wails beyond the human spectrum of hearing."
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 crowd (many of whom traveled from out-of-town) out to the Chattanooga riverfront park. With over...
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 is the legendary Greek Theatre—surrounded by majestically lit trees and graduated at the perfect angle,...
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 show. Seems like she caught a good one overall; UM's own lighting director tweeted...
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. Selling out months ago despite being located quite a bit further from LA, the...
Those who attended probably don't want their parents to watch this...
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Words by Pearl Wight | Photos by Patrick Hagan A few weeks back at Cooks Valley Campground on the Humboldt/Mendocino county line in NorCal was the Northern Nights Music Festival and we were fortunte enough to be in attendance. Only...
Wolfmother just finished off a West Coast tour here in the states and our friend Justin Yee was there when they rolled through San Francisco to play the Fillmore. --Editor
We were off duty this past weekend thanks to a friendly Phish-y wedding in the family, but looking back over the setlists from this weekend's two-night run of Phish at Merriweather Post Pavilion has us wondering what's in the...
Last night our friend Tim Bottchen went to see Gary Clark, Jr. with openers Nick Moss Band at the Pageant in St. Louis, MO, and he brought back these photos to share. --Editor Nick Moss Band Gary Clark, Jr.
Beck is in the midst of a national tour supporting his latest album, Morning Phase, and tonight he's set to headline at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Our friend Jamie Schroeder was at the show Wednesday night...
Last night Phish played at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit and busted out the first-ever encore of "2001" while songs like "Wilson" and "Poor Heart" made the first appearances of the year. "Fuego" continues it's dominance in...
"These West Coast darlings create music that is fun and catchy, but they boast the talent and creativity to back it up."
The Oxford electro-rock outfit of Glass Animals has quickly become one of our favorite finds of 2014. Their album ZABA is easily one of the best this year and they have much more on the way. We...
Mac DeMarco recently rolled through San Francisco to play two sold-out nights at Great American Music Hall. Our friend Justin Yee was there to get photos from the second show. This dude has some wild fans. --Editor

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