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Archive for the ‘Shows’ Category

The Quest for Relevance

March 24, 2010

I just left one of the biggest glad handing sessions I’ve ever been privy to.  And it was dope.  South by Southwest is a collection of music industry types celebrating their importance, but when you can move past the inescapable condescension, the party is outfuckingrageous. It doesn’t stop and it doesn’t start, there is just […]

Shooting in Reno

April 4, 2008

 I rarely make the trip over the river; Virginia is almost as exotic to me as Burkina Faso.  The combination of my buddy’s band, Tom McBride & the Atomic, and my first visit to Iota proved enough to make the trip to Arlington.  Iota is a cool venue, maybe 1/3 the size of the main […]

The Boss

November 15, 2007

Had the pleasure of seeing Bruce Springsteen live for the second time earlier this week and needed to confirm what thousands upon thousands have already said; Bruce is one of the best performers of all time.  The energy Bruce & the E Street Band bring throughout the show is nothing short of legendary. The reaction […]

Go! Team

October 31, 2007

Last night I went to my first show in a little over a month and had a great time.  Band was The Go! Team and venue was 930 Club.  Show was late; doors opened at 10 and the band didnt come on until a little after 11.  When they did come on, to borrow a […]