AKA the shortest post in In My Room history This one will be short and sweet, folks. As I go through the Top 500 list, there certainly will be plenty of records that just won’t appeal to me, but at least I am becoming more well-rounded and civilized with each edition. This is some polished … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #488: D’Angelo – Voodoo (2000)
A magical night as I experience The Gorge and its majestic views of the Columbia River for the first time with one of the best lineups you’ll ever see. Oh, and proceeds from the show raised over $20,000 for food banks in the Central Washington area. Opener: Spoon These Austin lads are one of my … Continue reading Beck, Cage the Elephant, Spoon (The Gorge-George, WA) 7/13/19
I humbly declare August 2nd, 2019 to be National Rock out to Tool Day. Or, The Day Tool Broke iTunes. Folks, this is a B.F.D. Growing up, I was just as big a music nerd as I am today, but those were a simpler times. I had CDs, hundreds of them, and I had them … Continue reading Tool. Is. Back.
One of the all-time country greats brings his Bakersfield sound to Idaho for a night of bliss – and lots of fantastic covers. All right, so Ryan Bingham opened, and was fine, but to talk any more about him is to bury the lead. I mean, this is Dwight Mothafuckin Yoakam, people… want to take … Continue reading Dwight Yoakam (Idaho Center Amphitheater-Nampa) 7/11/19
Hot off the presses: new music! Better said, new music that is worth your time. Kyle Craft – Showboat Honey – 11 tracks / 36 minutes The Louisiana-raised songwriter’s third LP continues to show his songwriting chops and some clear influences. Full Circle Nightmare, Kyle’s breakthrough (and first effort with his backing band Showboat … Continue reading New Music 7/12/19: Kyle Craft
Hot off the presses: new music! Better said, new music that is worth your time. The Orwells – The Orwells – 12 tracks / 43 minutes Nearly a year after disbanding in the wake of sexual assault accusations involving multiple members, The Orwells have self-released what is their last record. The tough part of the … Continue reading New Music 7/5/19: The Orwells
In which I finally take in a show from the hillside about ¼ mile from the stage. Jeff Tweedy joked a few years ago, as he pointed to the smattering of folks camped out on blankets in the foothills that surround the Outlaw Field venue at the historic Idaho Old Penitentiary, that they were catching … Continue reading Clint Black (Outlaw Field-Boise) 6/30/19