Friday, May 1, 2015

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Happy Friday!  Bringing some variety today…  San Cisco waited no time to release their second video for RUN.  Florence + the Machine is creating a Ship To Wreck in her new video. Heems (part Das Racist) has an expected wacky new video Sometimes

Bonus:  This is the new Zhala video, which I’m not crazy about - but she’s the new Robyn protege on Konichiwa Records.  I’ll be curious to see what else she can deliver

Monday, April 27, 2015

Joan Armatrading (4/22/15)

I was lucky enough to grab some front row seats to Joan Armatrading on her last major tour - and I don't expect her to pull a Cher either.  This time she performed solo on stage and had no problem commanding attention with her (still) amazing musicianship and witty banter.  In addition to a full repertoire of songs, we were also treated to some great visuals and stories of her herstory.  I'm so glad I've discovered her music and have been able to see her several times in concert.

Joan Armatrading (6/22/15)

Joan Armatrading (6/22/15)

Record Store Day 2015

Lines at Record stores! 

Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day 2015

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2015

I was lucky enough to attend, but unfortunately forgot my phone for this marathon 6 hour event.  Thankfully Matt had his to document the experience, otherwise it's like I wasn't even there. :-P  After a great Record Store Day that morning, the excitement continued to this event...  Overall, this was a phenomenal experience, with an impressive list of venerable artists.  Go Cleveland!

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2015

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2015

Reptar (4/7/15)

Forgot about this show… whoops.  Opening was Icky Blossoms, who has some great recorded music!  I was really pumped for these guys, but their live show had a slow start.  By the end of their set, I started to see why I liked them in the first place.  Just took some warming up.

Icky Blossoms (4/7/15)

Reptar is a fun band.  I can’t say this show was all the memorable, but I love their eclectic style...

Reptar (4/7/15)

Sufjan Stevens (4/16/15)

Sufjan Stevens returned to Cleveland with a new album in tow.  His new release, Carrie & Lowell, is a consistantly light & delicate album - much like his performance.  Also like the album, the show was precise and extremely polished (great visuals & lighting!).  Also, I couldn’t have been more proud of a Cleveland audience - you could could have heard a pin drop in that auditorium, for the entire length of the show.

Sufjan Stevens (4/16/15)

Sufjan Stevens (4/16/15)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Seattle 2015

I was recently in Seattle for work, and was able to pad some time to visit with friends while I was there. As usual, I looked for some live shows… Not much was happening while I was there, but I did see they had a local rap showcase at The Crocodile - which looked like an excellent venue. It was only $5! There was some great stuff there...

While that was the only official show I saw, I did find some musical entertainment with this guy as well… Quite the setup.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (4/4/15)

This was supposed to be a “House Concert” but this show actually took place in the Superelectric space at the 78th street studios. Alex Ounsworth was as a little sheepish as usual, but talented as always. Wasn’t necessarily a great space for an acoustic show, but overall worth it! He is still one of my favorite songwriters and vocalists!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Big Data (4/3/15)

I had high hopes for this show, especially with such an eclectic lineup. We unfortunately only caught one song by CHAPPO, but it was enough to be interested to see them next time.

ON an ON were pretty good, but I guess it says something if I don’t remember much of their show - but I was there with a good group of friends, so I did have some distractions.

Big Data full on embraced our current technology empire, with non-stop visuals of Google, Hulu, YouTube, etc… The were high energy and lots of fun. Roll the tape!