Posts Tagged ‘gigs’

I always look forward to writing year-end reviews and round-ups. And then I always sit down to do them and they always take significantly more time and energy than I am prepared to spend writing them. At any rate, and without further ado, let’s see how 2009 stacked up. You Can’t Even Begin to Know […]


Here’s a first in my quote-unquote writing career: I wrote most of this post on a cocktail napkin with a pen I borrowed from the bartender because I decided to leave all but my ID and my phone at home last night. I’d been on the fence all week about going to see Bell x1 […]


So I was supposed to start this new thing tomorrow where I wake up at 4:45 and swim for an hour and a half before work, but my veins are a-buzz with electricity and my ears are still ringing from what I’m officially declaring The Best Gig of My Life. So it looks like the […]


My love for Grimey’s New and Preloved Music knows no bounds. In the midst of the Great Broken Car Saga of last week, I wandered in the record store on 8th Ave South to attempt some music therapy. I left with The Weakerthans’ Reunion Tour LP and The Decemberists’ The Crane Wife LP, which, for […]


Of all the bands and musicians I currently list among my favorites, I have had the longest standing relationship with Pete Yorn. And I think, until last night, that was something I sort of took for granted. His are the songs I never skip on shuffle, but they’re also the songs I pay the least […]


Libby got me the Drive-By Truckers’ album, “A Blessing and a Curse” for my birthday, which was pretty perfect of her because Friday night, I went to see Jason Isbell for the third time this year. He played the Cannery Ballroom, opening for some band I’d never heard of and couldn’t be bothered to stay […]


Look at THIS! By chance, I happened to stumble upon that announcement this morning. I thought seeing Marah twice in a week was enough to sustain me for the rest of my life. But here they are, after last year’s failed tour, showing up in my life three times this year. I have been waffling […]