U2: Rattle and Hum is 25 Years Old! Share Your Concert Film Memories…

Phil Joanou's groundbreaking concert film U2: Rattle and Hum opened during my senior year of high school, on the birthday of my lifelong friend and musical co-conspirator Todd Fadel.And I was so jealous. Todd would automatically have the most awesome birthday party ever.And he pretty much did, because we gathered at his house, ate a bunch of Pizza Hut pizza, and then headed out to Portland's Eastgate theater on November 4, 1988.That was our formula for fun in those days. Yeah. I … [Read more...]

Over the Rhine will orchestrate the sunset in Seattle on Monday

To celebrate Over the Rhine's upcoming outdoor concert at Bumbershoot in Seattle (It's supposed to be an 80-degree day!), I've brought back three different conversations I've had with Linford Detweiler over the last 11 years. … [Read more...]

Good Dog, Bad Dog, Great Show! (Updated)

My favorite Over the Rhine album is still Good Dog Bad Dog.It's the record that made me fall in love with the group that have been my favorite band ever since. They're still growing, still getting better, but you know how it is. First love.Here are several clips from last week's live performance of the entire album, 14 years after it was released... … [Read more...]

A Concert Stage With No Backdrop

U2's upcoming tour is going to be something concertgoers haven't seen before.Check it out here. Be sure to use the different "cameras" listed in the corner. … [Read more...]

Cincinnati memories + OTR Set Lists

You're welcome to browse my often-blurry snapshots from my weekend in Cincinnati and my three Over the Rhine concerts... here at Flickr.By the way, here are the Set Lists for the concerts: FIRST CONCERT SET ONEEyes Wide Open How Does It Feel? How Does It Feel? (Reprise) Within Without (with Kim Taylor) Like a Radio Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander June (with Kim Taylor, Jake Bradley, Kenny Hutson, and Julie Lee) Circle of Quiet (with Kim Taylor and Julie … [Read more...]

Decemberists, live, tonight on NPR.

The Decemberists live on NPR, tonight! … [Read more...]

Set list from last night’s thrilling Sam Phillips concert at the Triple Door

Anne and I enjoyed a tasty (and beautiful) lunch at Lola yesterday, and the company wasn't bad either: … [Read more...]

Tonight. Downtown Seattle. The Triple Door. Sam Phillips.

I'll be there. Will you?It's drummer Jay Bellerose's birthday. Do you need another reason to be there?(No false advertising. She's wearing that outfit today.)(Well, she may change for the show, I suppose... but at this point in the day...) … [Read more...]

Over the Rhine’s 20th Anniversary Brouhaha

I'm planning my first trip to Ohio.Are you?From the latest Over the Rhine newsletter: WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF HEARTACHE:A Special 20th Anniversary Holiday Celebration of the Music of Over the Rhine:December 19, The Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH: An evening with Over the Rhine. featuring music from decade one.December 20, The Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH: An evening with Over the Rhine, featuring music from decade two.Here's the skinny folks. The first night, we are … [Read more...]

Stephen Lamb reports on Sixpence None the Richer’s live show

Thanks to Stephen Lamb for writing up this report for Looking Closer on Sixpence live! … [Read more...]