Martin Van Ruin at Fitzgerald’s 8/17/18

Being a fan of Martin Van Ruin is a bit like having a best friend that moved away when you were kids. You get together every few years and have an amazing time and at the end of the day you both know you won’t see each other again for a while. That makes every show this band performs all the more important. I’ve been … Continue reading Martin Van Ruin at Fitzgerald’s 8/17/18

Martin Van Ruin-On The Level (Video Premiere)

It’s been a few years since Martin Van Ruin’s brilliant debut, Every Man A King. I’m very excited that their follow-up will finally arrive next Friday, and that they’ll be appearing at Fitzgerald’s the same night to play it live. Derek Nelson is a great songwriter and performer, so I’m sure Current Day won’t disappoint. Today I’m premiering the latest video off the record, “On … Continue reading Martin Van Ruin-On The Level (Video Premiere)

Martin Van Ruin at Empty Bottle 1/10/2013

In a move perhaps made trying to gain the respect of Beyonce, Martin Van Ruin released their debut album surreptitiously at the very end of 2013. I haven’t officially reviewed it, but I have it a few spins and it’s a strong beginning for the new band fronted by Derek Nelson. Friday night at the Empty Bottle was their second show as a band and … Continue reading Martin Van Ruin at Empty Bottle 1/10/2013

Great Shows All Week Long: Your Guide To The Best Concerts 8/12-8/17

After a slow week with not much going on following Lollapalooza weekend, we’re right back in the swing of things starting tomorrow. There’s too much going on for me to waste a lot of time with an intro, so let’s just dive right in… Tuesday August 13th The Future Laureates will be performing at House Of Blues. Q87.7 is sponsoring, and if you go LIKE … Continue reading Great Shows All Week Long: Your Guide To The Best Concerts 8/12-8/17