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.

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 […]

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 […]

R.Ring at MOTR

Always a pleasure to see R.Ring. This go ’round they were joined by cellist Lori Goldston and drummer Leo Deluca and it was good. Hankering for more. If I could be a groupie and follow them around I totally would, because they’re solid people to boot.

Sleater Kinney at Bogarts

Sufjan Stevens

I didn’t take this photo. My friend Bob did. After the usher came down to let us know photography wasn’t permitted, I looked down at my camera only to see the message “NO CARD” on the screen. Which is fine really, because then I was able to just sit back and enjoy Sufjan Stevens go […]