Toronto Urban Roots Festival Preview 2015

   TURF was an absolute joy to cover last year and I’m very much looking forward to heading to Toronto in a couple weeks to do it again. The wide open spaces at Garrison Common is a gorgeous site for a music festival. It honestly makes every American festival I’ve been to look like garbage-you’re not packed in like sardines, the food truck area is … Continue reading Toronto Urban Roots Festival Preview 2015

CIMM Fest Day 2 Highlights

   Day 2 of the 7th annual CIMM Fest brings my most anticipated movie of 2015-not Avengers nor Star Wars, I’m talking about Rain The Color Blue With A Little Red In It. This sub-Saharan homage to the Prince classic Purple Rain has my mind abuzz with all the amazing possibilities. It plays late (11:20), so make sure you take a nap early evening so … Continue reading CIMM Fest Day 2 Highlights

CIMMFest Film And Music Preview

Last year the CIMMFest team was cool enough to let me check out a couple events and sent me some screeners so I could review other movies that I couldn’t see when they showed in theaters. It was a lot of fun, and they’re so passionate about bringing the worlds of cinema and music together it’s hard not to get excited along with them. This … Continue reading CIMMFest Film And Music Preview

We Got Lucky-The Best Of Tom Petty

  If the question you’re looking to answer is “Who is the greatest songwriter?” The obvious answer is Bob Dylan. With his profound knowledge of literature, absurd mastery of the language, and his acerbic wit it’s hard to think anyone could do it any better. And you wouldn’t be wrong. If I’m alone in a room and want to listen to something, Dylan is a … Continue reading We Got Lucky-The Best Of Tom Petty

Spring Awakening Festival Schedule

Now that the full schedule has been announced, I thought I’d give you an idea of what I would have as my ideal schedule. My picks are in pink. People who know a lot more about EDM will call me a headliner-hog, and that’s fine. Truthfully, if you want a good spot for the main attractions, you have to set up at that stage well … Continue reading Spring Awakening Festival Schedule