Monthly Archives: July 2013
On a recent Pizza Snob expedition to Freehold, NJ, I followed this link at nj.com to seek out the two still-standing childhood homes of Bruce Springsteen. http://www.nj.com/insidejersey/index.ssf/2009/05/bruce_rocked_here.html Here is a picture I took of the one at 39 ½ Institute Street. Here’s the one at 68 South Street.
I would have gone to see James McCartney at the Bluebird even if his famous father wasn’t playing Bonnaroo just three nights later. I’ll admit that I hoped Macca might find Nashville’s famed venue to be the perfect place to see his 35-year old, only son perform. He didn’t. Rare for the Bluebird, advance tickets […]
All good things must come to an end including Forecastle. Thankfully, I got an early start and saw the day’s opening set from Nashville’s The Wild Feathers. These guys are definitely the up-and-coming alt-country rockers to watch out for. “The Ceiling” may so far be my favorite song of 2013. I got to hear a […]
I came away today from Forecastle with the following two observations: Since time slots on the different stages generally overlap by about 15 minutes, artists should seriously consider not opening or closing with their best songs. Chances are that the new fans they are trying to attract are either leaving early or arriving late because […]
Just carry yourself back to me unspoiled From across that lonesome ocean Bob Dylan From “Boots of Spanish Leather” These classic Dylan lines are tattooed across Jason Isbell’s left forearm, perhaps a reminder of his new-found sobriety. His much anticipated and highly acclaimed new record, Southeastern, epically documents the torment and drama that he has […]
My son and I are once again at the fabulous Forecastle music festival in downtown Louisville on the banks of the Ohio River. Here is the first installment of my daily photo journal. We arrived earlier than expected and got to hear a few songs from Roadkill Ghost Choir. All I have to say about […]
I can’t imagine there being a better series of home shows than the ones at Live @ Drew’s. Since February 1997, Drew’s house on the lake near the NJ/NY border has hosted 146 shows in its spacious living room overlooking the water. More than just shows, these events offer serious music lovers a chance to […]