Category: Music

  • A recital, a Chamber Orchestra concert

    I doubt I will ever be able to spell embouchure without a dictionary. This is the busy season when it comes to music. With multiple performances each week and the tizzy of the quarter ending at school, I’m lucky to see Dan for large chunks of time. He had his faculty recital last month—a quite […]

  • Bang on a Can All Stars

    David Cossin and Glenn Kotche percuss (I think that’s a word) Our friend Meredith is always getting tickets to good shows and festivals. We work with her on a handful of different projects that combine our love of music. She alerted us to a Bang on a Can All Stars performance at Miami University last […]

  • Flashing lights

    Kanye West plays Cincinnati Saw Kanye’s Glow in the Dark tour on Friday. Why? Because I think his latest album Graduation is awesome and I was looking forward to a big fun show, a spectacle. I suppose it was delivered. Big LED screen with animations = check Smoke, some pyrotechnics = check Flashing lights = […]

  • Listening: May 08

    Above? Lyrics from Vampire Weekend’s “Walcott.” So cheeky. I finally set aside In Rainbows because a healthy music diet should have a steady flow of new dishes. Also, it was time to update the sidebar of my home page with recent favorites (a list isn’t enough as I don’t use iTunes that much). I […]

  • Home button

    An extra thrown in a package from record label Hometapes I make light of my studiomate’s obsession with vinyl, but when something like Brad Laner’s “Neighbor Singing” shows up at the door with an album cover complete with Josh Keyes creations, I am smitten. A couple photos here and here. In other news, Tom filed […]

  • MusicNOW Festival ’08

    Memorial Hall — stage set with an installation by Karl Jensen The MusicNow festival ended on Saturday night with performances by Grizzly Bear and Andrew Bird. The former I’d heard about when Erik interviewed them for Bears Gone Wild. He told me I should bring down some bubba shirts for the fellas, so that’s exactly […]

  • The Breeders: record release party

    At a Dayton V.F.W. I’ve been pretty excited about this for a while and the day is finally here. The official word: “To celebrate the imminent arrival of their new album, The Breeders would like to invite you to their official record release event. Join Kim, Kelley and the band to listen to a vinyl […]

  • Kelley

    (and me… there… in the window!) Busy gal, this Kelley Deal. She’s got a book droppin’ in 08, and maybe a new album too—but don’t ask me for details, I know nothing. What she doesn’t have is very many photos of herself making music, so we spent a few hours snapping some shots this evening. […]

  • Dan’s faculty recital

    Performing Vignettes for Trumpet and Percussion by James M. Stevenson III Drove up from Farm Day, threw on some pants and got to Dan’s recital just in time. The months of preparation paid off and we were treated to a great performance, and no, I’m not biased. I have to say, I welled up a […]

  • The National: Madison Theater – Covington, KY

    Another solid show [ bigger, sharper picture ] Haven’t been out to many rock concerts this year. I’m not counting the American Idol tour. Always try and catch The National when they roll through town. They’ve got music making down pat. Stopped by my mom’s on the way back up north. Apple season has begun […]