Category Archives: Music Industry News

On the way — Umphrey’s McGee, April 15 at George’s

December 17th, 2014 at 10:47 am

What do you get when you blend Radiohead, Beck and Phil Collins? Something called “National Loser Anthem, Tonight.” At least that’s what you got from Umphrey’s McGee when they made this mashup for their Halloween show in Boston this year. … Continue reading

George’s announce new slate of late winter/early spring shows

December 15th, 2014 at 11:09 am

“I Miss The Misery” by Halestorm. Just don’t miss this message, because I’m telling you about some upcoming concerts. I’m not telling you what to get people for Christmas, but I know that I get pretty excited when I get … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with The Welches and more

December 12th, 2014 at 5:03 am

I have good intentions of spending this day — and this weekend — Christmas shopping. But let me level with you. I’m much more likely to do nothing of the sort and go see some live music instead. Hey, family … Continue reading

Going Mediaeval

December 9th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

I doubt many Christmas concerts feature songs performed in the Medieval French language. But not every Christmas concert is one offered by the Mediaeval Baebes, an all-female act from England. They’ll perform in that ancient language, and also in Cornish … Continue reading

First round of artists announced for Thunder on the Mountain

December 8th, 2014 at 9:47 am

It feels a little strange talking about a summer music festival this time of year, but here we are doing just that. The first round of artists, including headliner Zac Brown Band, were announced last week. Here’s that band’s “Colder … Continue reading

Jazz up your Christmas

December 5th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Holiday songs might sound easy to play, with those beautiful, easy-to-recall melodies. But that’s far from the truth, says accomplished saxophone player Ted Nash. He has performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for 16 years, and he says the … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Split Lip Rayfield and more

December 5th, 2014 at 5:03 am

After the nice Thanksgiving break, which found me out of the office for a whole day, this week was a little challenging, with its five workdays and all. But like it usually does, the weekend provides a respite. Let’s get … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Chris Duarte, Dec. 3 at George’s

December 2nd, 2014 at 11:51 am

More than 20 years after his breakout album, blues/jazz guitarist Chris Duarte continues to make music and tour. His most recent release, “Lucky 13,” came out in mid-October. His current tour will bring him to George’s Majestic Lounge for a … Continue reading

Looking for the best new albums of 2014

December 1st, 2014 at 10:13 am

If you’ve been following along this year, you’ve got an idea of some of my favorite albums of 2014. I released a midway collection, and I also shared some favorites at a recent KUAF listener meetup. But that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

Thunder on the Mountain tickets on sale now

November 28th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Luke Bryan, reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, performs at Thunder on the Mountain in 2013. In the song, he says “I Don’t Want This Night To End.” It won’t – tickets for the 2015 version of the festival are … Continue reading