Sunday, February 26, 2017

Top 5 Favorite Concerts

From dive bars to stadiums, from local bands to legends,  I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of awesome shows.  Sometimes you know what you’re getting into and sometimes you’re just taken by surprise and turned on to an artist that you didn’t like before.  These things have happened to me before and I hope they continue!  This list is my 5 favorite major concerts that I’ve attended.  These are the ones that have inspired me and helped shape my view on what makes a good rock show.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Is Columbia, SC Becoming a Major Entertainment Market Again?

(On May 13, Alice Cooper will be performing in Columbia, SC for the first time since 1978)

With hip hop sensation J Cole announcing that he's opening his upcoming tour at Columbia’s Music Farm, a lot of attention is being brought to the area. It got me thinking, is Columbia, SC becoming a major entertainment market again?  While it won't rival our neighbors in Charlotte and Atlanta, we may no longer be considered a dead zone in national artist’s eyes. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Drive-By Truckers / Kyle Craft / New York, NY / 02-11-17

Drive-By Truckers on stage at Webster Hall New York, NY (photo by Ben Sadler - PopCultureCast)

Whodathunk the boys from Muscle Shoals would have such a strong following in New York City, but there I was, midway back from the stage on a packed balcony at Webster Hall rocking along with a room full of Yankees.  As the balcony frequently vibrated and moved along with the undulations of the ecstatic fans, I tried to stop myself from remembering that the old East Village landmark was built in 1886. The floor area was even more packed with people of all ages from young millennials to aged NYC music scene stalwarts (think dudes in their 50-60s wearing crusty old band shirts and Chuck Taylors).  Despite the decidedly southern stylings of the Drive-By Truckers, their undeniable ability to craft a story and paint a picture with their songs coupled with their fully capable musical chops have led to wider and wider appeal, especially of late.  I’m very glad they decided to bring the Darkened Flags Tour to my neck of the woods.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

This Week On Our YouTube Channel (Feb. 5-11)

This past week was a streamlined week.  All that was released was the 6 let's play videos.  Even though I only did the 10 Minute Alone videos, I hit an important milestone in that series!