Black Lips gets rowdy at The Lodge Room, Los Angeles

Loud, raucous, supersonic. I’ve been dying to see a show at The Lodge Room for years. Its a fantastic venue inside an old Masonic lodge from the 1920s that’s been converted into a live performance powerhouse in Los Angeles, with all the necessary modern niceties you’d expect — all the chic, stylized charm that you […]

The Black Angels gets trippy in Nashville

It was another beautiful fall night in Nashville as I headed downtown to the best venue in the music city, the Brooklyn Bowl. The anticipation I felt going into this evening was at an all-time high as two of my favorite bands would be performing, The Vacant Lots and The Black Angels. The Vacant Lots […]

Roger Waters gets under LA’s skin

After all that was happening in the entertainment industry over the last couple years, we are finally able to attend all the postponed shows that got pushed back by COVID. There is a special feeling when you hold your tickets for almost three years and the day finally arrives. To see not just a band […]

Witnessing Warren Haynes’ Gov’t Mule in Lafayette, NY

Warren Haynes’ Gov’t Mule brought their signature combo of southern rock and jam music to the orchards at Beak and Skiff in Lafayette, New York — delighting a packed crowd. The guitar player and member of the Allman Brothers’ extended family took his band through a fiery set of soulful rock and western jams in what […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Karaboudjan “Upside Down”

Karaboudjan, the moniker of a side project for Tycho‘s own Billy Kim, resurfaces with another single off his upcoming EP! Following the release of “Scatter” and the second to come after his debut EP in 2021, IMAGO, Karaboudjan shares “Upside Down” today only on Top Shelf Music before it hits all digital outlets tomorrow! Quilted […]

Brooks Nielsen brings solo debut tour to San Francisco

On Sunday August 28th, San Francisco’s historic Great American Music Hall — built in 1907, after the 1906 earthquake — hosted an intimate evening with Brooks Nielsen as part of the One Match Left debut tour. This was the sixth show of Brooks Nielsen’s debut as a solo act without The Growlers. For those unaware, […]

Arkansas to welcome its first FORMAT Festival for Fall 2022

Looking for festivals to fill your roster this year? Have you checked out FORMAT Festival… or even heard of it?? This brand-new festival in Bentonville, Arkansas is one you will want to buy tickets to STAT! The inaugural festival will take place this September 23rd through 25th and will feature not only a stellar lineup, […]

Two psychedelic sets of Dead & Company in St. Louis

Deadheads and Marching Bears were out in full hippie swing at the Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre in St. Louis on June 21st, as the iconic Dead & Company played an epic three-and-a-half hour set. The band took musical control of thousands of fans who were more than ready to lose their minds and open their hearts […]

Night One with Dead & Company in Mountain View, CA

Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA welcomed Deadheads of all ages for Night One of two of Dead & Company on Monday, June 13th. Original members of the Grateful Dead Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann are joined by Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti keyboardist (of Fare Thee Well and RatDog) and […]

Spoon packs San Diego’s Belly Up Tavern to capacity

Heading to Solana Beach’s Belly Up on a weeknight felt almost nostalgic… I hadn’t done it since the pre-COVID era. Despite having work in the morning, one of my favorite bands from my high school and college years was coming to town and it was simply unacceptable to miss. Spoon… the last time I saw […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 70: Zarate Zaaló

On this episode of Eclectic Soundtrax, hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos chat with Karate Zaaló (aka, Squiggly Finesse) — keyboardist, vocalist and mastermind of the Bourgeois Mystics. This fantastically eclectic group of intergalactic eccentrics currently reside at their 38-acre Austin-based commune (definitely, not a cult) and make outer-worldly music to inspire (or conquer?) us mere […]

Dancing in confetti with The Flaming Lips in St. Louis

The Flaming Lips recently made a stop in St. Louis for their American Head Tour. The sold-out show at The Pageant featured a theatrical mixture of blow-up robots, rainbows and, of course, confetti. Opening the show was a rock band from Cincinnati called the Heartless Bastards, led by songwriter and front-woman Erika Wennerstrom. The band’s […]

alt-J & Portugal. The Man back-to-back in St. Louis

It was another perfect night of music at St. Louis’ Chaifetz Arena on March 15th, 2022. To kick off the three-round alternative rock extravaganza and filling in for Sir Chloe at this stop of the tour was a band known as Windser. Born in Spring of 2020, Windser was created by Jordan Topf at the […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 65: Space Kamp

Welcome to another episode of Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, with hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos getting to know Adoo and Oskee of the psychedelic, reggae and hip-hop genre bending duo, Space Kamp. These two are originally Pennsylvania-based, although one now in Florida, as well as marijuana advocates and psychonauts. Space Kamp is also currently working […]