Fatigue reared its head as Day Three began. Having been up into the wee hours of the morning, the ability to rise up and continue the exploration begins to wane a bit and the ability to press on deteriorates. However, […]
People still talk with awe and reverence about seeing bands like Zeppelin, The Stones, and The Who back in their prime. Those classic rock juggernauts often serve as a template by which lots of current bands can draw comparisons and […]
A few years have passed since I last roughed it in the great outdoors and in the interim I’ve realized that I truly appreciate the wonders of modern life…you know, the basics like running water, air conditioning, and queen-sized mattresses […]
Grace Potter was nice enough to spend a few minutes chatting with me prior to her blistering set at this year’s Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, one of the initial stops on her and her band’s conquest of America that […]
The stifling heat and humidity has found its way to the Ozarks, just in time for the 20,000-plus crowd to descend on Mulberry Mountain for Wakarusa 2011. Following a 14-hour, two-day journey from North Carolina, my buddy and I arrived […]
Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff has long had a flair for the dramatic. His songs tend to fall on the epic side of the scale; wordy compositions featuring worried protagonists expressing doubt and uncertainty and struggling to fit into the […]
Ben Harper’s music goes hand in hand with the summertime. His well-worn lyrics, funky shape-shifting grooves, and jam-band tendencies provide the perfect soundtrack for the pool, the beach, road trips, and outdoor festivals. Given a mid-May release date, his new […]
Wakarusa Festival 2011 Summer is almost upon us, and as much of the nation is either unthawing or cleaning up from several rounds of brutal storms, plans are being made to get out and travel. While baseball stadiums, beaches, and […]
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