Grade: Solid B I went into this show with absolutely no knowledge of Alex Cameron, and, honestly, that only enhanced my experience. Apparently, Cameron performs under the persona of a failed musician, which makes for a very paradoxical experience at his shows, as he’s obviously very talented, but almost pretending otherwise. Let’s start with the […]Read More ALEX CAMERON — FEBRUARY 28 AT THE CROCODILE, SEATTLE
GRADE: A- Just as with Everything Everything, I once again found myself traveling the country to see one of the boy’s favorite bands in concert, but I’m definitely not complaining. Not only did we get to go to Vegas, but we got to see The Killers in their hometown, which was the main reasons for the […]Read More THE KILLERS — FEBRUARY 3 AT THE MGM GARDEN ARENA, LAS VEGAS
GRADE: A Being 23, I like Santana, but I’m not invested in his music like so much of the older generation. I’m a fan of “Smooth,” (holla @ my boy Rob Thomas); that song he did with Michelle Branch was good for its time (“The Game of Love”); I (ironically) love anything Chad Kroeger does, […]Read More SANTANA — FEBRUARY 2 AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES, LAS VEGAS
GRADE: A+ I feel the way about City and Colour that most of friends felt about Taylor Swift in high school: he just gets it. I often find myself unable to listen to his music for too long, because it just produces such a visceral, emotional reaction in me that I need breaks from it. The first […]Read More City and Colour — SEPTEMBER 30 AT THE PARAMOUNT, SEATTLE
Grade: A Everything Everything is a little-known British band, but I get the feeling they’re going to blow up, and It’s incredible to be on the front lines of that. With four albums in seven years (and two of those in the past two years), they’re pushing hard to hone their craft and make it […]Read More Everything Everything — OCTOBER 11 AT THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM, L.A.