Umphrey's Rocks Peoria

So I realize that I'm supposed to have a certain amount of objectivity when reviewing a show. Having said that, this article is going to be gushing, simply because I can't find anything wrong with the show last night. Simply put, it was spectacular. Umphrey's McGee on the Riverfront in Peoria, once again with a special guest.

Shoe Fest Artists Round 3

Shoe Fest released the third round of artists for this year.

The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday

So I was going through a bunch of music that I hadn't listened to in a while, and I found a massive archive of old Phish/Trey Anastasio stuff. One of the files was called The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, and seeing as how it contained some Phish songs like "The Lizards", "Possum," and "Wilson", I did some reading on the subject.

My Study Playlist

So this summer I'm finishing up my electives and I have to write and read a ton of French. Like, hours every day. So I decided I might as well check out some tunes I haven't heard before or haven't listened to in a long time, and these have been the standouts of the past few weeks. In no particular order: 

Shoe Fest/Summer Camp After Party

Now that the glow of Summer Camp has finally started to fade, it's time to move on.... to the Summer Camp after party at the Canopy Club! Old Shoe and Zmick will be taking the stage this Friday (the 28th) to keep the vibes going for only $6. That's a steal for two great bands that tour their heart out for us.

An Interview with Erin Zindle of The Ragbirds

One of the highlights for me of Summer Camp this year was The Ragbirds' set at one in the morning at the Campfire stage. It made you forget about the rain. Recently I was lucky enough to get frontwoman Erin Zindle to answer a few of my questions:

Summer Camp Review cont'd.

Now that I've had some time to collect my memories and get myself back together, I remember a lot more about the weekend, both musically and just in general. Things got kicked off Friday morning with a blistering set from Old Shoe. They were really in the zone, every note sounded effortless and perfectly placed.

Summer Camp in Review

What a weekend. Ups and downs, emotions overflowing, rain and mud. Dirty people struggling to stand up and throw down with the artists who put their soul into such a fantastic festival.

An Interview with Matt Robinson of Old Shoe

Somehow in the flurry of activity coming his way, Matt Robinson of Old Shoe (vocals, guitar) was kind enough to answer a few questions about the band and life on the road.