The Dead Deads at Park West 3/30/22

Going in to Park West on March 30th to see The Darkness, I had never heard of Nashville-based rock group The Dead Deads. I was approached by more than one fellow concertgoer who asked me if I was familiar with them, assuring me that I was in for a treat once they took the stage. To their credit, they were all correct. Once the band … Continue reading The Dead Deads at Park West 3/30/22

The Darkness at Park West 3/30/22

It’s been nearly 20 years since The Darkness exploded on the scene with their debut album, Permission To Land. It had been a while since a band came along and brought the over-the-top and in-your-face rock and roll the band exhibited on their first single, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love.” Through great success, a lengthy hiatus, and some lineup changes, they still appear … Continue reading The Darkness at Park West 3/30/22

Nubya Garcia at Aragon Ballroom 3/5/22

Like most people, I learned about jazz by watching the 2016 almost-best-picture-winner La La Land and having it explained to me by Ryan Gosling. It began in flophouses, as I recall. That’s not true. While jazz is a little bit of a blind spot for me overall, I know the big names and spent a good deal of time listening to them as I tried … Continue reading Nubya Garcia at Aragon Ballroom 3/5/22

The Wombats at Park West 2/3/22

As I stood outside Park West a few days ago, I tried to find ways to dissociate from my body to avoid freezing. I had arrived fifteen minutes before doors opened, but they were delayed for reasons unknown and the temperature was lingering in the single digits. I was eavesdropping on the conversation behind me in which a nice young man gave his girlfriend his … Continue reading The Wombats at Park West 2/3/22

Moon Kissed at Sleeping Village 11/3/21

If you want the quick version of my thoughts on seeing Moon Kissed live for the first time, here ya go: I bought a vinyl and a shirt after their set. For someone in my financial situation that is, quite honestly, a reckless financial choice. However, I enjoyed their performance so much, and already spent a lot of time listening to them on Spotify where … Continue reading Moon Kissed at Sleeping Village 11/3/21