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Flogging Molly’s 2016 Salty Dog St. Patrick’s Day Cruise

April 8, 2016 // 1 Comment

Sort of…  I fell victim to the cruise crud, and I am just now starting to feel human again.  Here is a quick taste of what went down in international waters.  Seriously, how are we to make decisions when there are 3 venues, pop-up shows, and cabin shows all occurring at the same time??!! There [Read More...]

The Bohicas Live: A Review in Pictures

December 17, 2015 // 3 Comments

Fellow GATR (and one of our favorite photogs) Jamie-Lee got The Bohicas in Northampton’s Roadmender. Below are the amazing pictures she photographed from the December 4th show. The pictures instantly transports you to Roadmender as if you were there, front and center and covered in sweat from [Read More...]

The Vaccines Take Columbus

September 1, 2015 // 3 Comments

    I had the pleasure of encountering The Vaccines for the first time at Lollapalooza in the summer of 2011.  They were playing the Music Unlimited stage early Friday morning.  I remember feeling sorry for them because most of the people lining the barrier were there to see MUSE and [Read More...]

Failure Is Anything But

September 1, 2015 // 4 Comments

In 1992 I was in my second year of law school and bemoaning the face that cool bands never come to Oxford, Mississippi.  In the early 90’s, grunge was in its early years and Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit was in heavy rotation on MTv (for you younger readers, there was a time when [Read More...]

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Riviera Theater in Chicago

June 2, 2015 // 5 Comments

“So apparently, we were destined to rock because it was getting so fucking good that it cut right here.” Exclaimed Noel Gallagher as he came back from an unexpected and brief technical difficulty during The Mexican (the PA was cut off in the middle of the song but NGHFB came right back and [Read More...]

Concert Review: The Kooks, Chicago IL

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

WHO: The Kooks WHERE: Vic Theater-Chicago Illinois WHEN: May 2, 2015 Before I began this review, I decided that maybe it would be best to offer a disclaimer of some sort. As much as I loved and enjoyed seeing the Kooks in Chicago, the night was bittersweet at best. They put on an amazing show, as [Read More...]

Carl Barât and the Jackals at Cedar Street Courtyard for SXSW

April 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Jackals, Billy Tessio and Carl Barât. The energy at FLOODFest at Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin for SXSW was palpable. It was quiet but the kind of quiet before the storm. The crowd congregated over our love of music and this particular crowd was ready for the storm that is Carl Barât and [Read More...]

Watch Summer Moon at Lucille’s for SXSW

March 27, 2015 // 6 Comments

Summer Moon is a band so fresh that they have yet to release any official new music but they already have a solid following and have even performed five times. They’re not exactly newcomers, they’re more like a supergroup that consist of Nikolai Fraiture (of The Strokes), Tennessee [Read More...]
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