Watch a Short Sam Phillips Concert on NPR

Sam Phillips stopped in to play a show for All Songs Considered on NPR. … [Read more...]

Wednesday Night’s Trip to Borders was Pretty Cool

I've waited 22 years for this fanboy photo.Thanks to my friend Don for snapping this. … [Read more...]

Tonight: Join me at Sam Phillips’ free show!

7 p.m.Borders BookstoreRedmond Town Center16549 NE 74th StRedmond, WA 98052Phone: 425.869.1907I'll be there. … [Read more...]

An Honor for Over the Rhine

Over the Rhine gets to be the first act at Cincinnati's new 4,100-seat National City Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center on Saturday.And what will they do? Play all of the songs from their sensational double album Ohio! … [Read more...]

Sixpence None the Richer, Together Again, Live

Stephen Lamb reports on this year's most exciting band reunion, live in concert. … [Read more...]

A Dark Day for Seattle Music

Terrible news. The beating heart of the Seattle music scene stopped beating yesterday.That abrupt, last thump was a solo set from David Bazan (formerly of Pedro the Lion).I've lost track of how many concerts I've enjoyed at the Croc. So many memories: Sam Phillips, T-Bone Burnett, Over the Rhine, They Might Be Giants, not to mention that full day of waiting there and eating and drinking on a tip that R.E.M. was going to play a surprise live show (they didn't that night, but did a few … [Read more...]

The *Second* Over the Rhine Show Set List

I've seen Over the Rhine play live fifteen times now.Thursday night's show was a blast. But Friday's night's second show in Seattle was one of the very best performances I've seen by any band anywhere. They were on fire.They played:I Don't Want to Waste Your Time Fever I Want You to Be My Love Let's Spend the Day in Bed Entertaining Thoughts Nothing is Innocent The Trumpet child Who'm I Kiddin' But Me Trouble And Can It Be Drunkard's Prayer North Pole … [Read more...]

Last Night’s Over the Rhine Concert

Here's the set list from last night's spirited Over the Rhine show at the Triple Door in downtown Seattle: … [Read more...]

Over the Rhine’s “Trumpet Child” Tour Kickoff

From the Over the Rhine MySpace page: Starting August 31, Over the Rhine will kick off the TRUMPET CHILD 2007 WORLD TOUR with a gala Album Release Concert at Coney Island Moonlight Gardens in Cincinnati, OH. - shortly followed by the first leg of the tour, beginning September 13 in Seattle, Washington.Beginning this Saturday, June 2nd at Midnight Eastern Time (that's either Friday Night or Saturday morning - depending on your preference), you'll be able to buy tickets for the 8/31 Coney … [Read more...]

Decemberists and Diamonds

Anybody planning to be at the My Brightest Diamond / The Decemberists show in Seattle tomorrow night?I'll be there. Send me a note so I can watch for you. … [Read more...]