By the end of Ween’s Valentine’s Weekend run, I was already feeling pretty lucky. Sure, in line we were sharing our final hopes, songs that we wanted to hear before we had to call it quits. I may have whined a bit about how badly I wanted to hear Laura. But the show that we got was better than hearing any one request. I couldn’t … Continue reading Ween at Terminal 5, 2/15/2020 (Night Two)
In 2019, there was nowhere that I would rather be than Great Scott in Allston, Massachusetts. I live about 3.5 hours (on a good day) outside of Boston, so every time I go to Great Scott, it’s a bit of a pilgrimage. That’s one of my favorite things about the venue- I love making a whole day out of a show. Once I’m in Allston, … Continue reading Venue of the Year 2019: Great Scott in Allston, MA
My seventh Ween show! This time returning to a city I visited for the first time this year to see the other band that I’m totally obsessive over. Philadelphia has really become one of my favorite cities this year, and I was happy to find an excuse to sneak in 24 hours in the town. I’m accustomed to arriving at a Ween show 3-4 hours … Continue reading Ween, The Met, Philadelphia PA
The developed disposable camera photos from my Gizzard trip. Rochester Dylan Sizemore from Frankie and the Witch Fingers. Toronto The ice cream cone that wouldn’t stop dripping. Orb. This picture is (obviously) extremely special to me. New York City Hannah Findlay of Stonefield My first ever NYC slice. Philly Most of the photos from the actual concerts didn’t come out quite the way I expected. … Continue reading Scrapbook: Road Trip 2019
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
The Agenda Aug 23 – Frankie and the Witch Fingers in Rochester, NY Aug 25 – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in TorontoAug 28 – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in NYCAug 30 – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in Philadelphia My live-music oriented road trip included four new venues and one city that I got to explore for the first time. … Continue reading Road Trip 2019
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
I love disposable cameras. It takes me forever to get them developed so when I do get the pictures back it’s always a real blast from the past. I finally got the two disposable cameras from my time on the Norwegian Gem developed the other day. I’ve written a lot about this trip (especially my time in Antigua!), so I’ll just leave these photos here. … Continue reading Scrapbook: A Disposable Camera Haul from the Norwegian Gem.
The first concert I ever went to was an Avril Lavigne concert in St. John, New Brunswick. We had general admission tickets and I had just turned 10 years old. At the show, things were hot and sweaty and everyone around me was much older and taller than me. I was overwhelmed by the GA pit at the arena where the concert was held, people … Continue reading The Sweatiest Concert of All Time: Amyl and the Sniffers in Boston