Music Review: Trauma Parlor, LunarHeadz @ TJ Leland’s 1/23/16

Saturday was LunarHeadz’s first show of 2016. We’ll get to them in a minute, but first let’s talk about Trauma Parlor, who opened the show, and who I’ve written about previously. In that review, I discussed their versatility and ability to coherently blend different musical styles, which were again on display. Trauma Parlor is about 4 shows and a 4-song garage-recorded EP into their career, but … Continue reading Music Review: Trauma Parlor, LunarHeadz @ TJ Leland’s 1/23/16

Music Review: Aaron Lee Tasjan @ Olive Street House Concerts 1/17/16

The allure of folk music is its ability to tell stories. And probably the near-mythic sound of the human voice over acoustic guitar. So it’s no surprise that more than 40 people packed themselves into Rob Poole and Carol Puckett’s living room Sunday night to hear Nashville singer-songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan play the first of this year’s Olive Street House Concerts. Tasjan, like the many heroes … Continue reading Music Review: Aaron Lee Tasjan @ Olive Street House Concerts 1/17/16

On with the show! PCT slates auditions, performances

Cast members begin rehearsals for the musical Evita at Memorial Auditorium in June 2015 under direction of Linden Little. Little will agin direct PCT’s summer musical, Gypsy, one of three shows that comprise the 2016 season. Photo by Andra Stefanoni. In the world of the performing arts, only one thing is as exciting as the curtain going up on a show: Starting work on a show. And … Continue reading On with the show! PCT slates auditions, performances

Music Review: 88er @ TJ Leland’s 1/16/16

The stage at TJ Leland’s. Before 88er took the stage at TJ Leland’s last night, I was discussing genre and influences, about how any given band, no matter how individual or unique-sounding, is the result of the various inspirations that came before and helped shape their musical sensibilities. Anyone who produces art of any kind didn’t come into being out of nothing; they are shaped by, and … Continue reading Music Review: 88er @ TJ Leland’s 1/16/16