(Eric D. Johnson, yours truly, and Kevin Morby at Fisherman's Village Music Festival 2018) Friends, family, internet randos- it's been real. Despite my glaring shortcomings when it comes to writing about music, I've given it my best (or close, anyway) effort for the last 28 months. Fact is, I'm ready to spend a little less of … Continue reading The Blog Is Dead. Long Live The Music.
My first live music experience since February 24th (and likely last one for weeks to come) was brief and unimpressive, but I enjoyed it for a few moments- from a distance, mind you. No, I didn't take a picture of him... I'm a bit off my game. Here is what an Albertsons looks like. … Continue reading A Guy with a Guitar Outside an Albertsons (Boise) 3/23/20
It’s been quite a ride for Dexter Holland and the boys from Garden Grove over the last (nearly) thirty years- have a listen and hear for yourself. No band personified the metal-punk movement of the 90s more than these dudes, at least for me. Sure, they incorporated more pop elements along the way, and I’m … Continue reading InMyRoom’s Best-of Playlists: The Offspring
AKA see ya in September! (Imagine this picture with 95% fewer jackets...) Sure, when a plan falls apart, disappointment is a natural response. Now that we’ve had some time to reflect, hopefully you are (like me) stoked that we will have five days of music, food, brews, comedy, and film in beautiful Boise in … Continue reading Treefort IX Lineup, Take II…
Incoming: new music! Better yet, new music that is worth your time. Lauren Ruth Ward – Vol. II – 11 tracks / 38 minutes Hard to decide what is stronger on this excellent LP- Lauren’s in your face songwriting or that powerfully seductive voice. Lauren established herself as a smart and talented songwriter with … Continue reading New Music 3/13/20: Lauren Ruth Ward, The Districts
This month in musical history – the sounds of decades past. 20 Years Ago This Month: Eels – Daisies of the Galaxy My man Mark Oliver Everett (you can just call him E) has been writing ridiculously underrated, consistently great music for the last 25 years, but he was sure on a roll in the … Continue reading The Classics: March 2020 edition (Disturbed, Eels, Crosby Stills Nash & Young)
One of America’s finest country-tinged rock bands has been doing it under the radar for thirty years- it’s about time you discovered how much you like them. Brian Henneman and the boys from Missouri are one of my favorite Spotify era discoveries. I first stumbled upon them in 2014 when I heard the reissue of … Continue reading InMyRoom’s Best-of Playlists: The Bottle Rockets