Entries Categorized as 'Live'

Favorite Live Shows of 2012

Date December 12, 2012

As a result of certain life events due to transpire next year, I may not be going to concerts / festivals at the same rate I used to, so it’s a good thing that I went all out this year. This was my first year I went to Bonnaroo in addition to my usual Pitchfork [...]

New Order @ Aragon Ballroom (10/21)

Date October 29, 2012

I’ve always appreciated New Order as a groundbreaking dance-pop band and one of the most consistent hit-makers of the 1980′s, but in the last five years my love for them has increased dramatically. I now count them among my very favorite bands of all time, so having the chance to see them live (even sans [...]

Pygmalion Festival – Day Three (Grizzly Bear / Dinosaur Jr. / Cloud Nothings / UMO / Frankie Rose / Lower Dens)

Date October 15, 2012

Whereas most days at Pygmalion Music Festival you’ll find yourself bouncing around from place to place to catch all the good bands, for the grand finale everyone was centralized in one place, downtown Champaign at the Highdive Outdoor stage. It was an amazing set-up and led to perhaps my favorite day of live music in Pygmalion’s [...]

Pygmalion Festival – Day Two (Dirty Projectors / Best Coast / Lord Huron / Tennis / Hospitality / Hundred Waters)

Date October 5, 2012

One of the great things about this year of Pygmalion Music Festival is that since it was condensed to three days instead of the normal four days (or five, the case of ’10), the festival organizers were able to fit a ton more of amazing bands into one night, all killer no filler if you [...]

Pygmalion Festival – Day One (HUM / Psychic Twin / Jared Bartman)

Date October 1, 2012

This year marked the 8th year that Pygmalion Music Festival has taken over Champaign / Urbana, IL, turning it into the epicenter for top-notch indie music for one weekend of the year. It’s also the 8th year that I’ve attended, so suffice it to say, I’m a big fan of the festival which continues to [...]

Hot Chip @ Pitchfork Music Festival (6/14)

Date July 30, 2012

On the title track to Hot Chip‘s sophomore album the British electro-pop band warns that “Hot Chip will break your legs, snap off your head” and watching all the wild, celebratory dancing happening in the crowd during their Saturday evening set, you could be sure they weren’t joking around. The band’s euphoric dance anthems incited [...]