There’s an organization in the U.K. called Safe Gigs for Women founded with the primary goal of, kind of obviously, making gigs safe for women. Our neighbors across the pond have a real epidemic of women being harassed in one way or another at concerts and festivals, from physical assault to groping to outright rape.… Continue reading I can’t believe we even have to have this discussion
"The chapters of your life might take you by surprise, and the last plot twist, you never saw it coming." Thanks, Arkells, for the perfect summation of my state of mind. Apparently I'm a music journalist now? Did NOT see that one coming. But to say that I'm thrilled wouldn't even come close to describing… Continue reading The last plot twist, I never saw it coming
"The future's not where it used to be." https://youtu.be/dq_u57WFqmE (This song is everything.) You guys know how I feel about opening acts - don't ever miss them and, if you've never heard of the band, listen to their set with an open mind. You might think you'll be bored and unimpressed, but I've found quite… Continue reading What I’m Spinning – Atlas Genius
Hi. It’s been a while, and for that you have my apologies. But don’t worry, I haven’t been idle. I’m not gonna give you a full recap of everything I've been up to since June though (at least, not today). Rather, I want to talk about last weekend, where so many good memories were made,… Continue reading My heart’s always theirs
"Oh, it's just a game, a silly little game. Everyone's a fool so you don't take any blame. With entitled narcissism, you speak courageously. You're praying to gods who are meaningless to me. You're preying on the weak and those who don't believe." Letting the Arkells do the talking today. Get angry, people.
"And I remembered all the things that I used to care about and I realized that they have faded; they don't matter to me now. They are just moments in a lifetime which I'll never understand. Just a glance across a room, a cigarette burn on my hand; just a second of conversation on a Sunday… Continue reading What I’m Spinning – Postcards from Ursa Minor
The last time these guys made an appearance in my blog, they kind of got the short shrift. They closed out a busy two weeks of traversing the east coast and, in much the same way I collapsed, exhausted, on the couch when I finally got home, I lost all momentum in writing my recap.… Continue reading With eyes closed tight, I swing with all my might
I’m starting to wonder if the ripple effects from discovering Frank Turner will ever stop. There's always something, some association or connection made, that can be traced back to him. I’ve met so many brilliant, creative people and have been exposed to so much fantastic music because of him. And, if not for Frank, I… Continue reading A fine night to test what you know
3 months 12 shows attended 28 artists seen 7 states traversed 2 road trips that weren't centered around a concert 5 beaches lounged upon 20 (at least) soft pretzels consumed over 1000 photos taken over 4000 miles driven dozens of friends made hundreds of memories made What did you do this summer?
I'm very nearly finished with my whirlwind month of long car rides that end either in beautiful locales or at the foot of a concert stage. I'm tired, I haven't really known what day of the week it is since mid-July, and my house desperately needs to be cleaned. But despite all that, I don't want it… Continue reading “Pure potential in a soiled white shirt”