Tag Archives: adventures in music acquisition

All the best quotes can be found on the D-side…

I found this etched on side four of the recently purchased Allen Toussaint Collection double-LP: Although I probably would’ve preferred five or six additional songs on that side, it was a lot of fun holding the record out on the … Continue reading

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Sloan @ Fountain Square (6/26/15)

What do I do when a band I’ve liked since the 90s comes to my town to play a free concert ten minutes from my house on a Friday night when I’ve got absolutely nothing else going on? I pray … Continue reading

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Matt Pond @ Fountain Square (7/5/13)

Tonight I drove downtown to see Matt Pond and his band perform a free concert on Fountain Square.  Have you ever seen the opening credits to WKRP in Cincinnati?  If so, then you’re probably familiar with Fountain Square.  It’s home … Continue reading

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Old 97’s @ the 20th Century Theatre (1/30/12)

Part I: Where I discuss death and the rate at which news travels. So I was driving through Oakley last night when I noticed that the Old 97’s were on the 20th Century Theatre marquee.  They had a concert scheduled … Continue reading

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Darren Hanlon @ the Southgate House (4/7/11)

Part 1. Start off with the backstory of how I found out about Darren Hanlon and came to see him last fall.  Link to the write-up from that show. I went to a Darren Hanlon concert last October because I … Continue reading

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Kings of Convenience @ Metro Chicago (6/10/10)

I used to live in Chicago, but that was a long time ago and I hadn’t been back since 2002.  Well, I decided it was time to revisit my old stomping ground with a spur-of-the-moment road trip.  I went for … Continue reading

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the Minor Leagues @ the Taste of Cincinnati (5/30/10)

So I was sitting around updating my Hate List.  Local music, crowds, heat, humidity, and downtown Cincinnati were all ranked fairly high.  Despite this fact, I went down to check out a local band called the Minor Leagues at the … Continue reading

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the Minus 5 w/the Baseball Project & the Steve Wynn IV @ the Southgate House (9/19/09)

Maybe it was because I had so much pumpkin pie coursing through my veins, but Saturday night at the Southgate House felt like something special to me.  Simply put, it was the best night of music I’ve seen this year.  … Continue reading

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Damien Jurado @ Shake It Records (8/18/09)

Damien Jurado was one of my favorite singers about eight or nine years ago.  His albums Rehearsals for Departure (1999) and Ghost of David (2000) were particular favorites back then.  “Letters and Drawings” remains one of my all-time favorite songs, … Continue reading

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Marah @ the Southgate House (7/2/09) (part 2)

[EDITOR’S NOTE: I wrote a “review” for the Marah show before it actually took place. Why did I do that?  I was trying to manipulate the cosmos and it actually worked.  If you’re curious, you can go back and read … Continue reading

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