Photos & Review: Emilie Simon @ the Crocodile

France’s Emilie Simon is a beautiful, sexy artist who conveys her emotions even if you don’t understand a word of French. Not all her songs are in French so English speakers can delight in her English lyrics as well. She wouldn’t need even to talk to the audience and her presence would remain magnificent. But […]

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Photos: Police Teeth @ The Vera Project

I noticed a band called Police Teeth on last year’s Reverbfest schedule and decided to check them out based solely on their name. Within seconds I was completely addicted… their music hit home in a way that is rare for me these days and I was happily reminded of all the now-blurry punk shows I went […]

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Photos & Review: Butterfly Boucher @ the Crocodile

Butterfly Boucher, armed with a charming and settling Australian accent recently played an opening slot for Emilie Simon at the Crocodile. She’s an open performer, the kind who can get up on a stage and perform all alone and break into conversation that’s easy and fun. It doesn’t hurt also that her music is gorgeous. […]

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H is For Hellgate calls it quits

I loved this band and am pretty bummed right now. Here’s what Jamie Hellgate says via the band’s website: 127 Shows Later, H Is for Hellgate Closes Up Shop It’s with a very substantial amount of sadness that I, Jamie Hellgate, write the news that H Is for Hellgate is in its final days. Jon, our […]

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Photos: Dagmar’s Birthday Show @ the Blue Moon

I adore Dagmar, but am quick to dismiss some of the music she listens to due to my own closed-mindedness, especially about anything remotely resembling the 80s. I tend to shut down as soon as I see fringed scarves over t-shirts or hear those familiar new-wave sounds I suffered through in high school. Fortunately, bands like The Royal […]

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