Tyler- I can't believe how talented of a writer you are. This article was beautifully written, it almost feels as if I was there. You did a great job of describing the venue, the audiences, and especially the performers. As a friend, I'm so proud, as a critic, I couldn't be more impressed with your talented writing!
Great interview! Give the interviewer a full time job! He's great!
The DJ was actually The Castle's very own DJ Tom Gold :)
Fabulous review Gabe! Too bad I missed it.
Back in the 60's, I worked a show called headsup. Believe it or not, we got ratings through the roof. We had no playlist and of course, the corporate got greedy and decided that what we needed to do was get a playlist. Bang! there went our wonderful ratings, Bang,Bang, goodbye ownership of the station and hello Clearvoice communications. See what I mean? Even W.M.N.F. in all it's glory uses a playlist. If people could just get rid of that playlist, it would really change the turf of f.m. radio.
just downloaded the app. pretty cool. got them to play my song fairly quickly... maybe it was a fluke, but happy that family of the year got some local air time.
WMNF is an exception to the rule. And yes, I am well aware of WMNF, I listen to it too. Have you read the paper? CL covers WMNF events and artists touted by the station pretty regularly (the feature in this week's paper, due out on Thursday, is about Tropical Heatwave), as well as indie music well beyond what 'MNF pushes! Point is, WMNF makes it into the paper all the time. This story is more looking at the idea of a corporate radio station finally making a really big change, what it means to the landscape of broadcast radio and what sort of impact it could have on/what it might mean to broadcast radio in the future.
97x aside and with all due respect... Leilani, in regards to your negative comments about broadcast radio, have you not heard of WMNF TAMPA 88.5 FM?
Hell, it's only been around since 1979 and plays a thousand different ARTISTS
a week... not just 500 different "lame ass played a million times already" songs.
Give it a listen. WMNF radio is alive and well and using HD and streaming effectively.
This is great. Obrigado, Morningbell, for always surprising us and making lovely music. ... Hey, did Leilani write it? (Seems so.) Don't see a byline.
Hec yes sista!
It's not a story, it's a column. It was meant to be a more personal take on Umphrey's, because seeing them live has always been a very personal experience, and I wrote it this way because it felt right, and why would I write a normal 'feature' for any Umphrey's story, anyway? Doesn't do the band justice. Sorry you weren't a fan and read a little too much into my illness, but thanks for reading nonetheless! I am still not a fan of Steve Kimock, saw him before that particular show and seen him since then, and no matter how talented he is, he is not, and will never be, an exciting performer.
I don't think this is a very helpful preview. The writer brings WAY too much personal drama to the mix. Like I care that you are ready to puke from a suspect meal? Come on.
Okay maybe you were sick from some shrooms or blotter. But you just cant say in public. Maybe it was a taco. I don't care and neither should any preview readers.
UmsMcGee CAN really bring it. And sometimes they fall a little flat. That's the nature of true grass roots music. It's not prepackaged, prewrapped, prepared for your suit-corp brainwashed mind. Just like a Steve Kimmock show, its real honest and visceral. Sometimes you get bored or distracted from it...and sometimes it blows your universe.
UmsMgGee is extremely good at the sometimes fine line between entertaining and challenging. Infectious Grooves can sometimes challenge you a little too much. Steve Kimmock is treat, but can leave you wondering if he's really gonna BRING it...if you know what I mean. UmsMcGee stands firmly in the middle, and adeptly so. It's worth the 25 ticket. Cheap.....*stuff* these days.
good looks, cant wait to cop the record
Great captures Tracy!
Steph that was awesome. Sounded like a great show. I love her and I'll have to check out the opener. Prince? Really? Send me some traks. love ya. Dad
Great review!!! Its making me want to get her (and his) music!!!!
I've been lucky to have seen L.Cohen three time in the past three years. All three shows have amazed me but I must admit mondays show was the best yet. The road is kind to Leonard, he seems to be getting younger. Can't wait to see him when he turns 80 he sounds like he's really going to bump it up yet another notch. Thanks Gabe for describing this life event so eloquently.
Great review of an amazing concert. My favorite was "A Thousand Kisses Deep". That one had me in tears, although "Dance Me To The End of Love" is a close second. The violinist (Alexandru Bublitchi) and Javier Mas were incredible. Best concert I've ever attended...and I've been to many.
Despite sound issues, Daryl Hall always sounds stupendous. His voice has not changed in all the years he's been singing. Crisp, clear and tremendous!
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