Hank III at the Boulder Theater

A lot of musicians suffer from being bound to genre. They find one niche that works and stick with it, which while it is financially good for them, tends to limit how many albums they put out worth listening to. I am pleased to say that this is not the case with Hank III whose show I caught at the Boulder Theater. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hank III[/caption] The grandson of Hank Williams...

04 Sep 9:58 PM 0 Read More...

Dressy Bessy at the Bluebird Theater

Now, normally the Bluebird is one of my favorite venues in town, at least in the last 5 years.  The sound is usually better.  The vocals were a little low.  You could hear everything clearly with the exception of the vocals.  It was a little more noticeable for Pacific Pride and The Omens.  Both bands really started the Bluebird rockin’. Pacific Pride was loud and ready to take on anything until the guitar ...

31 Aug 9:48 PM 0 Read More...

Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers at the Fox Theatre

Nicki and her band’s brand of vintage-hued rock, country and soul embodies a nostalgic feeling that also sounds new. They put on a stellar show last week at the Fox that made for one enjoyable evening. Perhaps the familiar feeling comes from the band’s relationships. Nicki’s spouse Tim Bluhm (keyboards/vocals/guitar) is a seasoned musician as the founder of bay-area favorite The Mother Hips. Band members Ste...

31 Aug 9:31 PM 0 Read More...

Theophilus London at the Fox Theatre

Everything was vibrating, even my nostrils. Theophilus London and crew had the bass up, way up, Thursday night at the Fox Theatre. Students were welcomed back in style by New York’s alternative hip-hop MC and trendsetter. The venue was packed with mostly students of the Hill variety and after a long summer away, they were ready to party. I ignored my surroundings as best as I could, tossed my camera on the stage, a...

29 Aug 9:27 PM 0 Read More...

Yeasayer at the Ogden Theatre

Sunday is usually a pretty uneventful day of the week, at least for me. It’s most likely spent sleeping, eating too much, or sitting around my record player, wistfully recalling the weekend and the dreadfully inevitable Monday looming around the corner. This Sunday evening was, dare I say, something entirely different. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="513"] Daughn Gibson[/caption]   One of ma...

26 Aug 9:20 PM 0 Read More...