futurebirds @ local 506

Futurebirds have such a lush sound; with three guitars (and/or banjo) plus a pedal steel, perfect harmonies, good drumming and solid bass lines, they just sound textured all the time, shivery and terrifically Southern — the accents, the steel? I don’t know — I’d love to see them tour with Band of Horses, I think…

bristol rhythm & roots reunion 2010

Cost effective and bitchin’, as one of my coworkers would say. Happy 10th birthday, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion! You don’t look a day over seven. You were a highlight of 2009, and you brought it again in 2010. Can’t wait for 2011. “Was that your brother?” One of the best parts of the festival…

bristol rhythm & roots 2010

I think this may be my second favorite place in the world outside of the state of North Carolina (Camden Yards is my favorite). Not this Econo Lodge specifically, but Bristol in general. We’re in Tenne-virginia for the 10th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion this weekend; keep an eye out here for photos and out…

i wake in the morning and i step outside

holy ghost tent revival @ the pour house, originally uploaded by minervacat. I’m listening to my 4&5 star songs playlist on my iPod lately, on shuffle — and this afternoon on the way home, it threw up a slice of my teenage years. 4 Non-Blondes’ “What’s Going On” followed by Dog’s Eye View’s “Everything Falls…

trkfest 2010

More photos behind the jump. Kudos as usual to the Trekky kids, especially Will, Martin and Emma, who once again ran a fantastic festival.

what is important what’s really important

langhorne slim @ cat’s cradle, originally uploaded by minervacat. i haven’t finished a thing since i started my life/i don’t feel much like starting now Over this past weekend, and the week before that, I’ve had multiple conversations with multiple people about the things that are making me craziest right now — and one of…

holy ghost tent revival @ local 506, may 2010

Never, ever a bad show from these guys, and sometimes a tremendous one, like last night. A few more shots behind the jump, and the rest of the set is here. I’ve been frustrated with my shooting lately — the last month or so — and am finding that I’m harder on myself than I…

holy ghost tent revival @ trekky records studio

holy ghost tent revival @ trekky records studio, originally uploaded by minervacat. I’m really hung up on music studio photography lately; that’s what’s been kicking me into high mental gear this week. In specific, this photo of My Chemical Romance’s Ray Toro (left) and Gerard Way (right) has just absolutely fascinated me. That’s my inspiration…

bristol rhythm & roots: holy ghost tent revival

bristol rhythm & roots: holy ghost tent revival, originally uploaded by minervacat. “One thing pop music is good for is remembering that somewhere inside us is the potential for unvanquishable joy.” — John Darnielle