Rodrigo y Gabriela Sell Out Red Rocks!

Rodrigo y Gabriela perform for 9,000 people at Red Rocks (this image from R&G’s Facebook photos, all others are mine) A couple years ago we attended the first Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  We had picked up a good spot at one of the side stages and we enjoying our time away from the chaos… Read more →

Curren$y – Pilot Talk

Curren$y – Pilot Talk You can add Curren$y‘s major label debut to the list of reasons (including Big Boi‘s solo album, Big K.R.I.T, Rick Ross and Freddie Gibb’s mixtape) that the South is the reason to stay interested in hip-hop in 2010. Curren$y – The Hangover Reviews: AllMusic 4/5 Pitchfork  8.4 URB 4.5/5 Read more →

Rick Ross – Teflon Don

Rick Ross – Teflon Don Miami dirty south rapper Rick Ross follows last year’s Deeper Than Rap with another solid hardcore rap album.  Ross is one of the few artists in the genre who almost convince me they are as hard as they claim to be…even though I doubt he is. Rick Ross ft. Jay-Z – Free Mason Read more →

RUSH Marathon at the Rocks

The forecast was for rain, our seats were way up in the 58th row, the traffic getting into Red Rocks was horrendous and we were going to see a Rush.  Most Rush fans would trade their first-born or maybe even their favorite bass to see Rush at Red Rocks.  I am not most Rush fans.  I woudn’t even consider myself… Read more →

Steel Train – Steel Train

Steel Train – Steel Train The latest album from Steel Train is no masterpiece, but it’s a fun summer album.  I almost feel like I would appreciate this album more if I were in high school because it’s got an emo feel to it…but the obvious Tom Petty and CSNY influences bring it a step above a guilty pleasure. Steel… Read more →

Toro Y Moi – Causers of This

Toro Y Moi – Causers of This For someone who does not much care for most electronic music, I sure am buying into this chillwave summer.  Just chalk Toro Y Moi‘s debut up as another reason why chill my favorite type of wave this year. Toro Y Moi– Minors Reviews: NME 8/10 Filter 83% Prefix 7.5 Read more →