LIVE SHOW REVIEW: MY MORNING JACKET

  Last Friday night added up to the perfect storm for an unforgettable concert experience.  A dynamic band with an impeccable history of mesmerizing live performances?  Taken care of by the Louisville rockers of My Morning Jacket.  Amazing sound quality in an open air setting?  Taken care of by Ascend Amphitheater, which I might argue…

#tbt: CAGE THE ELEPHANT at BONNAROO

Sometimes the most memorable shows from a festival are the ones that offer an unexpected surprise–not to imply a lack of high expectations going into Cage The Elephant’s 2017 Bonnaroo set. Being a Cage live show veteran, I thought I knew what to expect, but Cage muscled out a new level of energy for their…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: PICKWICK in PORTLAND!

It was a sultry night last Saturday, as the temps climbed into the upper 90s, unusual for those of us here in Portland, Oregon–but unbeknownst to the passersby, the Doug Fir Lounge was hot inside as well – not for lack of A/C, but because Seattle’s Pickwick played a show that set us all on…

#tbt: BONNAROO SUPERJAM!

Half party and half concert, SuperJam is always one of the most anticipated events on the Bonnaroo lineup.  The 2017 version carried even higher expectations as it was curated by the iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  Billed as The Soul Shakedown, the Superjam pulls together an eclectic range of talent from across the festival’s many…

#tbt: THE STRUMBELLAS at BONNAROO

It was Friday afternoon at the 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the field at the Which Stage was filled with a crowd fit for an evening headliner.  Well before the start of The Strumbellas’ show, there had been a steady flow of people approaching the stage and staking out the best spots to…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO, DAY 3

After ending Friday night with the rocking spectacle of U2, I was ready to start Saturday with something a bit more mellow, and found what I was looking for on the Who Stage with Nashville rockicana artist Reuben Bidez. Leading with his acoustic guitar and soulful voice, Bidez ranged from melancholy to wistful while getting…