Lord Huron and the New Frontiersmen

Monday, April 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music   Davy Crockett, Lewis and Clark, Ben Schneider… Perhaps that last name doesn’t have quite the same heroism attached to it as the others, but it ought to. Schneider – better known as Lord Huron – is a modern-day journeyman engaged in his own Manifest Destiny. Hailing from Michigan and settling in the Wild West of Los Angeles, the folk musician seems to come from a time before fast cars and social media. His world –... READ MORE

Thankful for Music

Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo courtesy Elena Roussakis/Creative Commons Happy Thanksgiving and Chanukah to those who celebrate! This time of year, as we're conjuring up our best-of lists, we remember how much we music fans have to be thankful for. Here are a few of the music-related things that warm our hearts:   Spotify We know: Plenty of musicians have decried this free and subscription streaming service. And yet, these protests are generally from super-successful millionaire types with major-label contracts. So, for... READ MORE

Concert Review - Desaparecidos

Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts Conor Oberst of Desaparecidos. Photos by Melissa Bobbitt The scalper barked a confused message into his phone: “Yeah, they’re called Desaparecidos, but the audience is a bunch of 25-year-old white kids.” This over-the-hill peddler of ill-begotten wares might have been baffled, but those actually there to see the fabled Omaha band were elated. The post-punk-emo quintet, led by nu-Dylan scribe Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, were to play a raucous set that gave these pale urban... READ MORE

Concert Review - Way Over Yonder

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 4:21 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts The contract was signed in blood: They were to play only folk songs. The maniacal mastermind behind the coup watched from the wings, shooting ominous looks at the man on display as he toyed with the idea of throwing in a little rock 'n' roll. That wouldn't fly here. One misstep, and he'd be fed to the sharks. Or worse-- the tourists. Capitalizing on the success of the summer Twilight Concerts, which featured No Age... READ MORE