Archive for August, 2008

I stopped by the Frank Bango benefit concert held at Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday night. I saw Sam Champion, Bango, and Dean & Britta. Richard Bruckner played as well, and it was the first time I had heard him (except for some quick day-of-show online listening). Unfortunately, his set lasted fifteen minutes, so it was […]


I have gotten into the habit of attending shows to see bands that I know very little about. Maybe I’ve heard a song or two, or gotten a recommendation from someone, or maybe I remember hearing their name somewhere. In any case, I don’t have to know the band’s songs by heart for me to […]


This new Ray LaMontagne song is just really sweet – You Are the Best Thing. His upcoming album Gossip in the Grain is out October 14. Tour dates are listed on http://www.raylamontagne.com. To promote their upcoming release, Loyalty to Loyalty, Cold War Kids has released a track called “Something is Not Right with Me.”  Listen […]


I decided to check out the Port O’Brien/Bodies of Water concert at Union Hall on Friday mainly because Port O’Brien will be performing at the Monolith Festival in Denver next month and I wanted to do some pre-festival scouting.  I enjoyed the set, but it took me a while to get into it. This is probably […]


Sold out!

13Aug08

It happened again today. I had gone a while without suffering the painful feeling of ticket rejection, but I came down with a bad case of it today. I have learned all too many times that in NYC you have to be the first one out of the gate in order to snag tickets to […]


Let me just take this moment to personally thank Mother Nature for not raining on me during The National’s concert at Central Park Summerstage on Monday. I have now come to expect rain, or at least the threat of rain, at every outdoor event I attend this summer in NYC, so needless to say I […]


I have been listening to Bon Iver’s album, “For Emma, Forever Ago,” for months now. I had read the story of the album — how it was the result of Justin Vernon’s period of hibernation in a remote area of Wisconsin. After listening to songs like “Skinny Love” and “Flume” I was impressed, and wondered […]