The Soft White Sixties (The Olympic Venue – Boise) 11/15/19

Hey look!  It’s the final installment of my Fall 2019 “I’m Here for the Opener” series. Opener: The Soft White Sixties This quartet from California (originally from San Francisco but these days residing in Los Angeles) perked my curiosity with their solid Alta California album last year.  I was pleased to see that they were … Continue reading The Soft White Sixties (The Olympic Venue – Boise) 11/15/19

New Music 10/25/19: David Byrne, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Mikal Cronin

Hot off the presses: new music!  Better said, new music that is worth your time. This was a big, big week of notable music - hence the delay.  I strongly encourage you to give a few of these a listen, there is quite a bit of goodness here.   David Byrne – American Utopia on … Continue reading New Music 10/25/19: David Byrne, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Mikal Cronin

The Lil Smokies (The Olympic Venue – Boise) 11/8/19

Another great night of superb music that could be described as tangently bluegrass, but coming at the sold-out crowd from two very different perspectives. Opener: High Pine Whiskey Yell Most of this band used to be called Fall Creek String Band, who I have written good things about on these pages before.  Now they have … Continue reading The Lil Smokies (The Olympic Venue – Boise) 11/8/19

New Music 10/18/19: Jimmy Eat World, The Milk Carton Kids, The Talbott Brothers

Hot off the presses: new music!  Better said, new music that is worth your time. A quickie version from the road – three solid albums as I continue to try to catch up.   Jimmy Eat World – Surviving – 11 tracks / 42 minutes In case you missed their excellent Integrity Blues, here is … Continue reading New Music 10/18/19: Jimmy Eat World, The Milk Carton Kids, The Talbott Brothers

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #483: The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death (1997)

The big man’s influences are everywhere even twenty years later, in large part to this magnum opus. Recorded in 1996 and set to be released on Halloween of that year, this album was pushed back until the following April and Biggie wasn’t alive to see that happen.  Much has been written and spoken about the … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #483: The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death (1997)