LCD Soundsystem’s “Shut Up And Play The Hits” Is A Concert Funeral?

  Yep, we love exploring concert movies that capture the essence of the live music experience. And we’re excited to share the news that LCD Soundsystem‘s Shut Up and Play the Hits will be arriving in theaters this summer. James Murphy and company wanted to go out in the spirit of the Last Waltz. And […]

How Did Live Music Help Fans Cope After 9/11?

Over the last ten years, I’ve heard many personal stories about what my friends and family felt during and after the tragic events of 9/11. And today, in one way or another, you’ll probably be sharing stories of where you were and what you felt when you heard the unbelievable and shocking news that the […]

Why I’m Thankful For Live Music and You

Each year of live music has its special moments. Its peaks and valleys. Its surprises and disappointments. And while I gathered my thoughts for this special Thanksgiving Day post, I took a look back at 2010 and realized that when it comes to live music, I have a lot to be thankful for.

What Emotions Do Fans Feel During A Ra Ra Riot Show?

Ra Ra Riot has come a long way since I first saw them perform in 2007 at moe.down festival near their home in upstate New York. During their recent show at Metro in Chicago earlier this month, I had the chance to see how they’ve grown, get glimpse of their future and wonder what emotions […]

Saul Williams Spares A Penny: My Eternal Afterthought

That video above is evidence that something eternal happened last night at the Saul Williams show. It was a case of my brain processing one thing while my heart processed another. During what I believe was the song “A Penny for a Thought”  I misunderstood the lyrics in a way that surprisingly served my soul and comforted […]

Experiencing Grief, Joy and Community in Live Music

Two things have been brewing in my mind lately. 1) The Community of Cathartic Mourning and 2) Building Relationships in Live Music The Community of Cathartic Mourning A good friend of my wife and I shared this Bonnie Raitt Star Tribune review with me a few weeks ago (the video above is one she excitedly posted on Facebook before […]