Month: July 2011

  • Jesse Terry with Greg Mayo at The Bitter End

    I rarely post the night of a show. Since we got home early and we’re swamped tomorrow, I’m happy to get my thoughts down while they’re fresh. There are a growing number of musicians whose shows we do anything we can to catch. Jesse Terry has been on that list since the first […]

  • John Schmitt Birthday Show at The Living Room

    I seem to be saying this a lot lately: Musicians tend to play on or near their birthday, throwing a party for their fans, even though it’s work for them. That trend continued last night. John Schmitt celebrated his birthday (and noted that two members of his band/guests had birthdays one day on […]

  • Chris Ayer at Rockwood Music Hall

    Chris Ayer just returned from touring the UK and Europe. We missed him while he was gone, though it might sound protectionist if I publicly admit that we didn’t want to share him with the rest of the world. Matt Simons, one of Chris’ partners-in-crime toured with him, but wasn’t in town last […]

  • Scott Chasolen at The Living Room

    We’ve seen Scott Chasolen twice now, both very briefly. The first was at Backscratch 13 when he performed three songs (two originals) with his trio. The second was when he played piano on one number supporting his very talented wife, Mighty Kate (Katy Pfaffl). That was enough to put him on my list. […]

  • Five For Fighting, Ian Axel and Blip Blip Bleep at Alive at Five in Stamford

    If you wound up here looking to read about Five For Fighting, skip to the bottom, or read about the openers first, followed by why I chose to cover them last (not my usual order). While we were very excited to see Five For Fighting, we primarily showed up to see Ian Axel. […]

  • Alex Wong and Ximena at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

    Alex Wong had a show listed at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 as: “Alex Wong and Special Guest”. A number of days ago the title changed to “Alex Wong and Ximena”. We didn’t need any extra incentive to attend the show, but if Alex was worried that we were getting tired of seeing […]

  • Delta Rae at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

    Delta Rae bring the heat, on stage, and outdoors. 11 months ago, we saw them play at Arlene’s Grocery. We cut a trip short to have dinner with our friends from Thailand and came home a bit earlier to catch Delta Rae. The temperature on our car thermometer that day (August 31, 2010) […]

  • Brian Killeen Birthday Bash at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

    What do you do after driving 5.5 hours to return home from a 10-day business trip? If you’re most people, you catch up with what happened while you were on the road, then collapse for an evening of relaxation. If you’re crazy kids like us, you do that, add a catnap and after […]

  • Installing CrashPlan on a PogoPlug Pro

    There are critical updates embedded in this post, added on 9/3/2011, all preceded with Update:. You can apply those instructions separately if you’ve already completed the rest of this installation. Updates will be marked with End Update to allow for multi-paragraph updates. I will strike-through the parts that were replaced, so that you […]

  • Dave Eggar, Deoro and Many Special Guests at Barge Music

    Dave Eggar is an extraordinary musician. We’ve only seen him play the cello, but I hear rumors that he plays other instruments as well (no surprise) and I bet he’s pretty darn good on those too. Every time we’ve seen Dave, it was in support of another artist (Ian Axel, Rachael Sage, ambeR […]