For some time now I have been talking to people about a band that I saw for the first time in 2014 at a place called "Catfish Bend." I began talking about the skill of this band and the pedigree that follows it and while I would mention that I promised them that when the band released its first album they would understand. Would I be right? To paraphrase the old adage "the Devil is in the details."
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Tom Petty. That singular name means so much in the annals of music history that his contemporaries and those that have come after him have made the man an icon. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and if anything Tom Petty is imitated all of the time. At times with incredible success and at other times blatant failure but can a band that isn't named "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" do it justice?
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
If nothing I am a person that will travel for a good live music act without concern of distance or time frame. When I started this blog in fact it began because of a live show that I attended only miles from my home and that show directly relates to the trip to the Taste of Minnesota. Really you ask, how? Well...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The history of punk rock to many is nothing more than a bunch of "talentless" performers that just scream obscene lyrics resembling the dregs of humanity. To the rest of us punk rock is one of the most influential genres of music ever. Today's music across all genres (that includes to an extent country music even) would not exist in its current state, period. Punk rock has redefined genres of alternative, metal and hard rock but are the only influential punk bands named "Ramones," "Sex Pistols" and "The Clash?" Well...
Saturday, August 22, 2015
With a plethora of festivals and acts to write about, it seems that the festival I JUST left (on August 22nd, 2015) deserves a little press. While this article will be about the entire event, I may have a surprise or two inside of it so stay with me. Music festivals and I seem to be on a first name basis and at times those first names are curse words but will this festival and I be on friendly terms? Well...
Monday, August 3, 2015
My Musical Journey has been an interesting one, it has been fraught with danger and adventure, okay maybe not danger but definitely adventure. It has taken me all over the Midwest and because of that I started this blog. "So" you ask, "Where is this adventure?" Well, lets take it from the top and work into the adventure.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Take a look back the music of your youth for a moment. Be honest with yourself and reflect back on the bands that have such power behind them that you can remember their songs and specific moments in your life. Regardless of your age, regardless of your musical taste, regardless of the sweater you wore in that horrific school picture you wore in sixth grade, its possible. Do you remember that song?