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Human Again

By UrbanAnthropod, January 24, 2012 8:52 pm
Ingrid Michaelson at Best Buy

Ingrid Michaelson at Best Buy

I changed jobs in August. This has really changed my extracurricular activities. I’ve cut out a lot of live music from my life. There was a time when I would see nearly a show a week. But things slowed down and now with the new schedule, shows are almost absent from my life.

Human Again
It had …

Black Diamond Skye

By UrbanAnthropod, September 24, 2010 11:01 pm
Alice in Chains at the Garden

Alice in Chains at the Garden

So they didn’t sell out The Garden! It was still great. Mastadon opened. They were fairly mediocre and the lighting was horribly boring. Then the Deftones came out. They really cranked things up. Finally, AIC came to the stage. They were still awesome. And the size of the stadium meant the acoustics for this type …

Ra Ra Riot Release Show @ Sound Fix Records

By UrbanAnthropod, August 25, 2010 7:34 pm
Allie Lawn @ Sound Fix Records

Allie Lawn @ Sound Fix Records

The Riot

Link to all my Ra Ra Riot pictures on Flickr
Ra Ra Riot celebrated release day for The Orchard with a low-key and widely unannounced in-store performance at Brooklyn’s indie music store, Sound Fix Records, followed by a well advertised DJ set at Brooklyn Bowl (with Vampire Weekend). For those unfamiliar with the band, the …

Band of Horses at Grand Central

By UrbanAnthropod, June 18, 2010 10:05 pm
Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses

Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses

Following up on a Tweet from Band of Horses, I discovered that AOL (they still exist and have money to sponsor things?) was throwing a surprise pop-up show inside Grand Central Terminal. I’d heard Band of Horses live before when they opened for Pearl Jam last month at the Garden. Appraising their sound was a …

The National Underground

By UrbanAnthropod, May 29, 2010 12:15 pm
Jon Ryon, Andre Hunte & Tim Brown

Jon Ryon, Andre Hunte & Tim Brown

Friday night was music night. I was anxious to get down to the Lower East Side (LES) to check out some bands. Exiting the F at Second Avenue, I felt the immediate positive energy of the bustling city. To the right, I could spy landmarks like Katz’s deli and Russ & Daughters. All around I …

Garden Party

By UrbanAnthropod, May 22, 2010 10:49 am
Ed Vedder at the Garden May 2010

Ed Vedder at the Garden May 2010

The Lottery
In a previous post, I mentioned how I was anticipating Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden. On the first of the two nights, I arrived at the will-call window to see that I did not win the lottery. Rows 1&2 and 9&10 are lottery seats to enable fan club members with low seniority …

Anticipating MSG

By UrbanAnthropod, May 10, 2010 7:35 am
Half Full

Half Full

Warning: This is not a post about going for Chinese take-out!
Less than 2 weeks to go
Two years ago, Pearl Jam made their way into NYC and played two shows at Madison Square Garden.

I’m a huge fan and try to make it to each show they do locally.

As a member of the fan club, I …

Jersey Triple Play at the Canal Room

By UrbanAnthropod, April 10, 2010 4:28 pm
Jerzy Jung Promo

Jerzy Jung Promo

Burbites in Manhattan
Burbites often find it frightening to cross the Hudson over to the city. So I was quite pleased to learn that a bunch of the guys from the armpit of America were trekking over to the Canal Room to catch a show. OK, to be fair, the show did feature a trio of …

Layne Staley – c. today

By UrbanAnthropod, April 5, 2010 8:00 am

In Moratorium
I never had the opportunity to see Alice in Chains back in the day. By the time I was an appropriate age to go to concerts with friends, Alice in Chains was already in great decline. While they released the eponymous album (aka, “Tripod”) when I was in college, they were effectively not touring. …

Precious Riches – Company of Thieves at the Bowery Ballroom

By UrbanAnthropod, March 10, 2010 1:32 am
Genevieve Schatz

Genevieve Schatz

Openers
The sold-out show opened with AM Taxi, a punk-inspired band from Chicago. Oddly enough, the lead guitarist went through numerous guitar changes. The highlight of the set came when Genevieve Schatz of the headlining act came on stage to perform a song with the band. She sang with a clarity that brightened the accompanying music. …

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