Category Archives: Music (live)

This little blog is growing up…

I’m completely unqualified to write a book about music. I’m not letting that stop me. I’m just being honest. I don’t play an instrument. I have only the most rudimentary understanding of how the essence of music theory translates to … Continue reading

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Lucero & Larry and his Flask @ the Bluebird 3/30/12 & 3/31/12

To “get” the Flask, you’ll have to see ’em live. The CD just can’t do them justice. Each night, Lucero played a slightly different show, changing up both songs and order on the set list. Friday’s was more precise, but … Continue reading

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Lucero’s Women and Work –Not Really a Review

Last summer, in 102 degree heat, I stood on black asphalt in front of a tiny stage surrounded by the Van’s Warped Tour’s over-abundance of screamo bands, listening to Ben Nichols and the boys play songs off of 1372 Overton … Continue reading

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Angus Mohr Mohr Mohr (reboot)

One more week till St. Paddy’s weekend and back to back Angus nights. Here’s a reboot of a post I wrote last fall about a Little Bear show. A three set show is a lot like a night of really … Continue reading

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“…the most beautiful human obsession.”

According to Daniel Levitin’s This is Your Brain on Music, it’s, well, music. If you’re reading this blog, you’re aware that I agree with Levitin, if for no other reason than it justifies my own obsession. I know I should … Continue reading

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Harvests: Celtic and Otherwise

Celtic Harvest Festival Edgewater: Dancing beneath the blue night, rainbow lights shimmering across Steve’s kit, and the rain’s breath still hanging in the air, summer died. It was a palpable moment; the warm season pulled like the stitching holding the … Continue reading

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Two Lonigan’s Epiphanies

Epiphany #1: There are some nights when Steve’s drums save me. When thinking tangles my feet and strangles my soul, when self doubt and all the infinite things that can go wrong leave me feeling lost and foolish, and a craven part … Continue reading

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Angus Mohr Mohr Mohr

A three set show is a lot like a night of really good, long anticipated, sex. The first set is all about relief and taking the edge off after a long wait. At an Angus Mohr show you get rocked … Continue reading

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A Lot More Angus Mohr

First off, there are no bad places to see this band play. Every venue has its own charms. When they play theaters, you get plush seats and a cultural emphasis.  Festivals, you see whole families of fans, sun-kissed and happy, clapping and singing … Continue reading

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Hurt

Beginning near the end: Angus Mohr is rocking their way to the end of, “Long Way to the Top.” Paul’s already warned us that this is the last song. It’s after six, the band’s been playing since two with only … Continue reading

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