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 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 […]

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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 […]