Category: Kelley Lauginiger

Joe Russo on The Divided Mind

Joe Russo on The Divided Mind
With a penchant for all things deep-cut, drummer Joe Russo is full of surprises. His musical improv is like an onomatopoeia of the way he lives his life; daring, busy, often collaborative and with a cadence of passionate intensity. His assertive delivery complements his readiness to protect the things he loves, set to destroy anything standing in... Read more »

Local Piano Guy Does OK: Umphrey's Joel Cummins Treats Tonic Room to a Sold Out Solo Delight

Local Piano Guy Does OK: Umphrey's Joel Cummins Treats Tonic Room to a Sold Out Solo Delight
Last weekend, rockers Umphrey’s McGee took the Midwest by storm, ripping through raucous material with fiery abandon from Fort Wayne to Detroit. Trailblazing an eventual path to the west coast, the six-piece kicks off tonight at the gorgeous Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA, after leaving Michigan in embers and taking a small break to recoup. If... Read more »

"It's Not a Fucking Recital" and Other Ditties about the Joel Cummins Solo Show at Tonic Room 2/24

"It's Not a Fucking Recital" and Other Ditties about the Joel Cummins Solo Show at Tonic Room 2/24
Musician Joel Cummins is a lot of things. Here are five: A keyboard wizard: He plays piano, synths, and all things keys in prog-rock outfit Umphrey’s McGee. A man of the people: he makes friends with Umphrey’s fans and sits in with other bands wherever he goes. A Cubs fan: a classically trained piano player hailing... Read more »
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