Posts Tagged ‘audience’

SxSW 2010 DAY FOUR

SxSW 2010 DAY FOUR

also see: DAY ONE | DAY TWO | DAY THREE | DAY FOUR In a decade of SxSW adventures, I have never encountered a night as cold as Saturday.  To call it “unseasonable” does not begin to do it justice. The mercury dropped to 37 degrees, accented by a biting wind howling through the streets […]

SxSW 2010 DAY THREE

SxSW 2010 DAY THREE

also see: DAY ONE | DAY TWO | DAY THREE | DAY FOUR As I blog about last night’s SxSW shows, it is 43 degrees, windy, gray and rainy outside.  Forty-three degrees? I thought this was supposed to be Texas!  I’m thinking I’m going to cover lots of indoor shows tonight. I spent much of […]

Justin Townes Earle and Wagons at The Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba NSW Australia October 7

Justin Townes Earle and Wagons at The Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba NSW Australia October 7

As we pulled up outside The Clarendon, the sleet was falling and all I could think was thank God I brought my big black jacket! Let’s face it, Katoomba = COLD! There’s no denying that fact! Justin Townes Earle is no show pony, he’s a work horse… having played over 250 shows in the last […]

Merle Haggard, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, 10/1/09

Merle Haggard, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, 10/1/09

Seeing Merle Haggard live is in many ways (at least for me) similar to what it used to be like seeing the Grateful Dead. Now that some of you are quite possibly cursing me, let me elaborate before the hate mail begins.. First, you never know what songs will be played, as Merle never makes […]

Scene Spotlight: Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival –– Columbia, Mo.

Scene Spotlight: Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival –– Columbia, Mo.

Being in the middle of a state in Middle America is actually a pretty ideal situation for a music lover. Being at the convergence point for artists from all over the country is quite the advantage, and a festival like Columbia, Missouri’s Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ Festival proves it, combining local and national performers. […]

Jewel San Manuel Casino

Never before have I seen the snaggle-toothed queen of hippie-folk-pop-(and now country) perform live, but alas the smoke filled San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino decided to accommodate as many Southern California fans as would come when they showcased a performance by Jewel last Thursday. Prior to the show I was not quite sure how […]

Revival Tour (Frontman of Against Me!, Avail, Hot Water Music, and Lucero) – The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA

by Jason Estopinal November 1, 2008 – The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA Lined up like a row of raw unshucked corn, punk/folk/Americana pillars Tim Barry (Avail), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music, Rumbleseat), Ben Nichols (Lucero), and Tom Gabel (Against Me!) crowded the stage to a sold out audience of foot stompin’ fist pumpers. More […]

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Two Gallants Past and Present

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Two Gallants Past and Present

by David Zimmerle Two Gallants crashed into their own louder than hard and unforgiving thunder rolling over a dark clouded sky. I first saw them live in 2002 while still an even younger scruff studying English and not knowing what the fuck I was doing. It seems like a whole lifetime has passed since that […]