Traces of Natalie Cressman: Chainsaw Set to Tear the Roof off Tonic Room This Saturday 11/21

Traces of Natalie Cressman:  Chainsaw Set to Tear the Roof off Tonic Room This Saturday 11/21
As a lady artist myself, I jump at the chance to support women in any way I can, and especially women in the arts.  But I wasn’t just excited about this Q & A opportunity because Natalie Cressman offers the feminine mystique alone, but because she’s a vibrant character, talented across so many facets of... Read more »

Oliver Wood on Paradise: The New Wood Brothers Album to be Showcased at The Vic this Saturday 11/7

Oliver Wood on Paradise: The New Wood Brothers Album to be Showcased at The Vic this Saturday 11/7
Since the first time I heard the Wood Brothers a few years back, I’ve remained intrigued with each new release. Here’s these three guys, playin’ what could be bluegrass, but there’s no fiddles.  But it’s got that jazzy, fuzzy bass-y edge, too, you know? It also could be rock at times, and has a pretty... Read more »

An ANAGRAM acrostic: Play with words & At the Show with Marco Benevento: 15 TICKETS LEFT for Tonic Tonight!

An ANAGRAM acrostic: Play with words & At the Show with Marco Benevento: 15 TICKETS LEFT for Tonic Tonight!
We’re feeling silly cuz Friday, and feeling like happiness cuz Marco is tonight AND tomorrow.  So-are you down to clown???  Here’s a lil’ guided wordplay tour in convincing you to get on the good foot if you haven’t already.  Only fifteen tickets left for tonight! So consider this a PSA. – A lways a fun dance... Read more »
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Marco Benevento on Phish, Dreaming about The Duo & His New Album Laden with Vocals

Marco Benevento on Phish, Dreaming about The Duo & His New Album Laden with Vocals
It’s no secret that Marco Benevento has superior taste.  Over the years his sound has developed from a heavy, dark, and pulsating offering of eccentricity, into an elongated space, balanced with more sonic love, light, and wisdom.  Just as we all grow up and evolve in our feelings and life-living, it’s evident to me his... Read more »

Joe Russo on Life after Furthur, Why You Should Catch JRAD While You Can and How He's Ready for the Duo to Reunite (!!!!)

Joe Russo on Life after Furthur, Why You Should Catch JRAD While You Can and How He's Ready for the Duo to Reunite (!!!!)
Early on in their Deadicated bromance, the five members of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead said they’d only keep the project going if it was fun.  I guess that means it  must be good times for them, as they’ve been successfully touring since January 2013  and only improving improvised communication and evolving their way through the... Read more »

Turbo Suit + Joel Cummins Forecasted to Meld the Musical Colors of the Rainbow at NCMF '15

Turbo Suit + Joel Cummins Forecasted to Meld the Musical Colors of the Rainbow at NCMF '15
Diverse, hometown music festivals like North Coast don’t typically stack up this phat and honestly it’s a blessing.  Labor day gives us that perfect stretch back into real life, only after experiencing some of that existential new-new with the homies over the summer.  But , one challege we’ve all faced in the trying times of... Read more »
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Heineken House: The Double Entendre of Your Drink-Drank-Dance Dreams

Heineken House: The Double Entendre of Your Drink-Drank-Dance Dreams
If you’re an O.G. Coastie, I think it’s fair to say, “We’ve come a long way, baby.”  What was once just a few pop-up stages in our ole’ kickball fields, this fest has become quite expansive. In its sixth year running, North Coast welcomes new-ish addition The Heineken House into its grasps as a spot... Read more »

Four Reasons to Check out Galactic's "Into the Deep" Release Party Next Weekend

Four Reasons to Check out Galactic's "Into the Deep" Release Party Next Weekend
There are a lot of solid acts to choose from over Labor Day weekend where North Coast after-parties are concerned.  They are pretty diverse across the 16-show-gamut, so I guess one could say there is something for everyone. One of my top show choices is definitely Galactic, as they bring the funky fonky heat, and... Read more »

A Very Puterbaugh Comedy Expo

A Very Puterbaugh Comedy Expo
Only one thing could have actually been better than host Tommy McNamara’s intro of Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow coming to the stage.  Instead, Tiffany and Danielle Puterbaugh took the mic’s and destroyed anyone’s chance of having a bad time.  Up just before Brooklyn headliner, Phoebe Robinson, The Puterbaugh Sisters flanked the only two-mic setup... Read more »
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Sports and Their Social Media Equivalences

Sports and Their Social Media Equivalences
1. Facebook = Baseball: Old people are really into it and think it is way more relevant than it really is, but nobody under 30 is even using it anymore.   2. WhatsApp = Soccer:  Everyone in the rest of the world uses it everyday, but nobody in America even knows it exists.   3. Instagram = NBA: Neither looks as good... Read more »