While I was finishing school, I would spend hours in a private editing room, working on my thesis film and looking for new music. This is how I found a lot of the bands that I’ve been really into this year, like Khruangbin and The Murlocs. One of the last bands I found that really made an impression was Frankie and the Witch Fingers, from … Continue reading WOAH! Frankie and the Witch Fingers in Rochester!!
I can sum this concert up in three words: Ambrose Kenny-Smith. The Philly concert with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard had a lot going on. It was the last show of my short run with the band, it was the show where my concert partner knew the band the least well, and it was the one where I made the most friends leading up … Continue reading King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in Philadelphia
I have a long list of bands that I hope I’ll get around to getting to see. There’s a hierarchy of how far I’m willing to drive for who, what concerts are worth $15 and which are worth $50. Every once in a while I think a band goes onto the “gotta see em” list with just one song. Orb was a band like that … Continue reading ORB in Toronto, NYC, and Philly
I spend most of my time listening to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. They’re the only band that has come anywhere close to making me feel the way I feel about Ween, (my very favorite band). The seven piece Australian psych-rock group, if that’s even what they are, captured my imagination first with Nonagon Infinity, like a lot of fans, and I’ve been obsessed … Continue reading King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in Toronto
When an opener is a good find, it’s a real joy. Even if they’re only a find because you’re a little bit late to the party. This is my case with Stonefield. I had heard of the band before they were announced as the openers for King Gizzard’s tour, but I hadn’t really listened to them. Conveniently, their most recent album, Bent, came out after … Continue reading Stonefield in Toronto, NYC, and Philadelphia
When I was in college I had the honor of getting to work on several films with a performer named Faith Kelly. Faith is a HUSTLER, a naturally talented person who takes it to the next level by working SO DAMN HARD. We became friends quickly, and after a week on set together she made me a mix tape that I always have in my … Continue reading Ruckzuck at Geno’s Rock Club in Portland ME
As the people who are closest to me (and the people who have casually met me once or twice) know, live music and concerts are a huge part of my life. Going to see a band is always special, always wonderful, and simply never gets old– at least it hasn’t in the 12 years between my first concert and today. I don’t like to miss … Continue reading The Casual Concert Experience with Kurt Vile and the Violators