Frank Turner-England Keep My Bones

I knew about a minute in to England Keep My Bones that I was going to love this record. Frank Turner, former hardcore punk rocker turned singer/songwriter has put together a near-perfect twelve songs on his fourth full-length solo effort. The thing that hooked me was the opening track, “Eulogy.” It’s a short song, and about half of it is a horn-led intro. Once the … Continue reading Frank Turner-England Keep My Bones

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray

This post won’t be terribly long, but it is one I feel strongly about. Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray are currently living the dream: Driving across the country, playing gigs and educating kids (and adults) about the history of music. There isn’t a great deal of material to listen to online, but what they have posted is good. You can check it out on their … Continue reading Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray

Airborne Toxic Event at Metro, Chicago 5/19/11

Last year I had the opportunity to see The Airborne Toxic Event play a show with the Calder Quartet at Park West. Previous to that I had seen them at Lollapalooza in 2009, but I don’t really remember it because as soon as their set was over I got my nose broken. Tonight was the first time I think I saw them in a venue … Continue reading Airborne Toxic Event at Metro, Chicago 5/19/11