LIVE SHOW REVIEW: LETTUCE in RALEIGH!

Lettuce continues to lead a groove funk revival with their evolved, 70s-infused acid jazz sound; camaraderie between bandmates flows out to the crowd through every note, creating a synchronicity with their fans.  The six-piece group was fresh off two sets at Suwannee Hulaween in Florida where they debuted several new songs, and it was apparent…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: MUTEMATH in PORTLAND!

Astounded.  That was the feeling when I left MUTEMATH’s recent show in Portland, Oregon. It has been a long time since I was truly surprised at the visual artistry of a performance, but these gentleman delivered nothing less than a stunner. I arrived at the Crystal Ballroom late, rushing through the traffic and the rain…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: GLOSSARY

If you’ve never heard of Glossary, you can be forgiven for it. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based band hasn’t played a show in quite a few years, but Glossary is probably a favorite band of several of your favorite Americana bands. John Moreland is a fan. Two Cow Garage. Austin Lucas. Lucero (with whom they even shared…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: CONOR OBERST

Full disclosure – I’m a 31 year-old dude who likes to write songs.  Usually, when I decide to write them, I do so using an acoustic guitar.  I grew up listening to punk rock as a kid, until someone played me “Like A Rolling Stone” on a road trip, and off I went. I was 18…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD

I always argue that there is something special that sets the Nashville music scene apart.  At 3rd & Lindsley, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood broke from their mold of two sets and added a third—thereby treating fans to over three hours of jam-infused southern rock.  Whether intended or not, I am readily using that third set…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: PILGRIMAGE FESTIVAL, DAY 1

It’s Saturday of Pilgrimage Music Festival, and as we arrived to the festival grounds that morning, all I could think about was how hot it was for the end of September in Franklin, Tennessee. After this initial thought, like everyone attending the festival, I decided to embrace the discomfort and take in every moment. This…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: MEMPHO MUSIC FESTIVAL, DAY 1

Celebrating the rich musical heritage of Memphis, Tennessee, and boasting a well-curated lineup, MEMPHO Music Festival roared into its inaugural weekend.  Located in Shelby Farms Park (home to its own herd of American Bison), the festival boasted two stages with staggered performances, food trucks, and art displays.  With a lineup including rock, alternative pop, Americana,…