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Concert Review: iHeart Radio ALTer EGO ’19

January 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

On Saturday, January 19th, I made the decision to attend the iHeart Radio ALTer EGO ’19 for my 26th birthday because for those of you who are unaware… I follow The Killers around for fun. Anyways, when The Killers announced they were going to be playing at this gig I went to check [Read More...]

Live at SXSW: Starcrawler March 14, 2018 Sidewinder Bar

April 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

This is the band that I came to Austin to see. From the first moment I saw the video for I Love LA, I was hooked on Starcrawler. On stage, Arrow deWilde could pass as a little sister to Marilyn Manson, with her bizarre clothing, crazed facial expressions, and use of fake blood.  BUT…the real [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...]

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...]

Blossoms at Latitude 30 for SXSW

March 27, 2015 // 4 Comments

South by Southwest is known for its outrageous music festival, it had plenty of artists to choose from but for Wednesday March 18th, I made sure to go see a band that I had been keeping up with for quite some time. For those of you just hearing about Blossoms, they are a five piece band from [Read More...]

Young Rising Sons at The Palm Door for SXSW

March 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

The pop rock quartet Young Rising Sons pulled off an amazing SXSW showcase at The Palm Door at “dirty” Sixth street on March 20th, not disappointing the set expectation.The band, made up of lead singer Andy Tongren, guitarist Dylan Scott, bassist Julian Dimagiba, and drummer Steve [Read More...]

Concert Review: Catfish and the Bottlemen in Ames, Iowa

February 27, 2015 // 3 Comments

Catfish and the Bottlemen played at the Maintenance Shop in Ames, Iowa to a sold out crowd inside the student union at the University of Iowa. Most notable about this venue is the fact that we got to queue indoors. Iowa was warmer than my native Minnesota at the time but being able to wait inside a [Read More...]

Concert Review: Kongos at Cains Ballroom in Tulsa, OK

February 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

Despite it being Superbowl Sunday, the crowd packed into Cains Ballroom to watch South Africa’s Kongos take the stage. The band hit the stage  singing Hey I Don’t Know and were backed by a colorful projection of video clips ranging from what looked like black and white movies to [Read More...]
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