Stonefield in Toronto, NYC, and Philadelphia

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

The Casual Concert Experience with Kurt Vile and the Violators

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

The Sweatiest Concert of All Time: Amyl and the Sniffers in Boston

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

Summer Solstice with Khruangbin and Kikagaku Moyo

Stroke of luck after stroke of luck hit me on the summer solstice this year- hopefully leading to good luck for the rest of my season (and I think I deserve a little bit of luck, Mr. Universe). The first lucky occurence– one of my best friends arrived in the Midcoast for her summer tenure at the company we both work for. Second, I was … Continue reading Summer Solstice with Khruangbin and Kikagaku Moyo

Family, Beer, Music. Paddlefest 2019 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick

My Canadian relatives live about an hour north of my hometown, and were the closest extended family to me growing up. The distance between us may have grown over the years, but we all like to make a point to get together whenever we can. My cousin, Kylie Fox, has been traveling all over Canada for the last couple of years showing the world her … Continue reading Family, Beer, Music. Paddlefest 2019 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Meat Puppets at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME

The summer between my sophomore and junior years of college, I was a recently-dumped, moody 20-year-old living alone in a strange city. Never has there been a better time to get into classic punk music. Listening almost exclusively to Devo is what I think brought me to the Meat Puppets, who have had a special place in my heart ever since I first heard a … Continue reading Meat Puppets at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME

The Claypool Lennon Delirium in Toronto, ON

It’s easy to speak about Les Claypool exclusively in hyperbole. My childhood is populated with memories of Primus songs heard from behind my older brother’s bedroom door. When I started listening to them for myself last year, it was because I was in a six hour painting class every Friday morning, and something about the funk-metal group caught my attention again, sending my into a … Continue reading The Claypool Lennon Delirium in Toronto, ON