shakori hills grassroots festival spring 2012

Muchas gracias to Grant and the Bottom String (although to be fair, Grant pretty much is the Bottom String) for once again allowing me to scoot into the hippie zydeco-jam-band-roots-rock paradise that is Shakori Hills without paying for my ticket; I was out Thursday and Saturday (Sunday’s monsoon precluded my desire to stand in a…

jonquil @ local 506

Jonquil, a smartly clever pop band from the UK, weren’t even on my radar before Monday — but when one of my favorite publicists asked me to sit down with them on Wednesday evening before their set, I was more than happy to do it. I’ll have the interview up on Monday, but for today…

holy ghost tent revival through the years

I was supposed to shoot Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Dirty Bourbon River Show & the Woes at Kings last night, but as I was getting to Raleigh, my battery light came on and then as I was driving home, my car died on the side of I-40 so … I didn’t. Instead, behind the jump,…

superchunk @ the nasher museum of art

Unbelievable. Phenomenal. Amazing. Pick an adjective for “blew my mind” and it’s the right one. What a set. More photos behind the jump. Set list, courtesy Mr. McCaughan himself: So Convinced/Water Wings/Crossed Wires/My Gap Feels Weird/Song for Marion Brown/Watery Hands/Let It Go/Fractures in Plaster/Rosemarie/Shallow End/Punch Me Harder/Mower/Digging for Something (w/ John Darnielle)/Pink Clouds/Hyper Enough/Everything At…