The "late" set at Jazz at the Bistro starts at 9:30 p.m., about the time other jazz clubs are getting ready to open.
On a dreary February night, Stephen Baier moves through Shock City Studios. Dots Not Feathers' central songwriter has to be reminded to slow down: His brisk shuffle hurtles him back towards the studio where Ryan Myers, Jessica Haley, Katie Brookings, Nick Blackburn and Chris Dickey await his return.
The members of the young, local band Old Salt Union were kind enough to sit down with me before their show with Acoustics Anonymous on February 14 at the Old Rock House to talk about their friendship, their new CD and their desire to open for the Deftones.
Ponce de Leon may not have found the fountain of youth, but hardcore-thrash crossover band Dirty Rotten Imbeciles proved that spending 30 years in the thrash zone is the next best thing.
The greatest foe of the musicians who played Tuesday night at the Gramophone was the slew of libations administered by the bartenders.
"All the bands involved are genuinely excited about being involved. It's kind of something that's bigger than all of us," Matt Stuttler says of Garagefest, the three-day festival scheduled to take place February 21-23 at the Heavy Anchor.
Kishi Bashi's personality seems to parallel his music, with joyful, lighthearted humbleness despite its complexity. His songs demonstrate an expert level of musical mastery, but he's still able to laugh and make jokes between songs, and even smile as he played. You could tell he enjoyed performing, and that made everyone enjoy watching him.