Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band touring their new album at Shake It Records.

The Decemberists

maudlin bright angsted joyous The Decemberists show at the Taft was delightful. Also? They have a great episode up on Song Exploder.

Star Wars with the Cincinnati Pops

Highly recommended: Star Wars Episode IV with a live orchestra. Hat tip to Heather for the suggestion to catch the Cincinnati Pops provide the score. Even better? If there’s a Luke in your city to pose with folks for photos and raise money to buy Star Wars toys & pay medical bills for families.

Joywave at Brew Dog

With external hard drive that contains all my photos connected, a search for folders called ‘joywave‘ would reveal I’ve seen this band 5 times. They’re young and bright and from Rochester New York. Their music is almost always grounded in a solid hook, often bright and sometimes lyrically heavy— not heavy in a bad way, […]

Aimee Mann at the Madison Theater

No editing can really help this poor quality mobile photo from way back. But the concert was quite lovely. The first time I’d seen Aimee Mann live and the first time I’d seen tables and chairs set up on the floor of the Madison Theater. Bonus: Jonathan Coulton as opening act and joining Aimee on […]

Las Posadas

Las Posadas celebration in Price Hill, with music by MYCincinnati youth orchestra and piñatas by organizations around the city.

Joywave

One of the benefits of posting about concerts is so I can search my history to remember when or where or IF I saw a band. I saw Joywave at this same joint two years ago with KOPPS when the place was half the size and the crowd was even smaller. Joywave seems to attract […]

They Might Be Giants

So one of my first concerts ever was They Might Be Giants. This was pre-blogging so I’m not sure when, I’ll venture 1986, touring in support of their eponymous album (which I hold dearly). They were awesome then, and 30 years later? They still are. Here’s some crappy photos to prove it: Bonus of the […]