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Concert Review – Mutual Benefit, live at Exit/In

Riding high on the positive buzz of last year’s Love’s Crushing Diamond, Mutual Benefit stopped by Nashville’s Exit/In during an abbreviated tour last night. I arrived too late for the first opener, but was amused and intrigued by the following supporting act, local synth-rock project Meth Dad, who bravely jammed out on the mic barefoot […]

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Jack White, Live and in Person at the Ryman Auditorium

all photos courtesy of Once upon a time in the summer of 2003, I held a ticket to see the White Stripes at the Ryman in my sweaty palm… until Jack broke his hand in a car wreck, cancelled the show, never made it up, nor played a proper Stripes show in Nashville again…and well, […]

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Guided By Voices and Neko Case, Live and in Person at the 2011 Pitchfork Festival

The first day of the 2011 Pitchfork Festival was an easy breezy day, not to mention the only day I felt like toting a camera around for.  Guided By Voices is touring the nation this year with its “classic lineup” and playing most of their hey-day catalog from 1992-1996.  Neko Case came out with a […]

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Panda Bear, Live and in Person at Moogfest 2010

(sorry I’m just getting around to posting this, but…) Last October I had the supreme pleasure of finally seeing Panda Bear perform live at the inaugural Moogfest in Asheville, NC.  The set was heavy on tracks from his forthcoming LP Tomboy.  Panda showed off new tracks like “Last Night at the Jetty”, “Surfer’s Hymn”, and […]

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Weezer – Memories in Vegas

To best review Weezer’s Memories Tour stop in Las Vegas, I have to go back in time to properly put the show in perspective…   It was probably February of 1995.  My mom took me to the mall and I walked into the music store and bought Green Day’s Dookie and Weezer’s self-titled album (The Blue Album, […]

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hips like cinderella

I was very fortunate to see the Pixies live and in person at the Ryman here in Nashville last Saturday. Rather than write a sappy blog about how much their music has meant to me, I’ll give you 5 reasons why it was such an unforgettable night. 1. They played their 1989 classic Doolittle in […]

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Bonnaroo 2010: The Flaming Lips perform Dark Side of the Moon, featuring Stardeath and White Dwarves

Since I saw the Kings of Leon back in the day when they made records I like (see Youth and Young Manhood and Aha Shake Heartbreak) I didn’t have any qualms about leaving their set after 15 minutes to get a good spot for the Flaming Lips’ soon-to-be legendary midnight set. I was pretty grinded […]

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Bonnaroo 2010: She & Him

I was fortunate to catch a rare performance by the mega duo She & Him, known to us as the actress Zooey Deschanel and all-around bad ass songwriter, guitarist, producer and performer known as M. Ward. They don’t tour much because both of them have tons of stuff going on otherwise, so there was no […]

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Bonnaroo 2010: The National

Alot of great bands played Bonnaroo this year. Among them all, I was really excited to catch The National again. I’ve absolutely worn out their previous two albums Alligator and Boxer so I was obviously fired up for this year’s new joint High Violet which did not disappoint. In anti-climatic fashion I’m going to run […]

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Julian Casablancas, Live and in Person at the Cannery Ballroom

Julian Casablancas, Live and in Person at the Cannery Ballroom

I’ve had a genuine affection and fascination for this guy since 2002 and was so glad he broughthis solo band to Nashville. and who else is ready for that new Strokes record? if you never heard Julian’s solo joint Phrazes for the Young you should check it. Set highlights were “Hard to Explain”, Springsteen’s “Dancing […]

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