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Iron and Wine: Grog Shop 10/23/2003

It was bitter, bitter cold in Cleveland yesterday. I can only imagine if I was a boy from Florida, what it would have felt like. Sam Beam from Miami, who is also known under the band monicker Iron and Wine played the Grog Shop in Cleveland last night as an opener for Broadcast. Last night’s show was almost an anti-concert. ... Read More »

Elliott Smith: August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003

I am sure a lot of Elliott Smith die-hards wouldn’t consider me a fan, but I will get over it. I have never fit in with any of the “scenes” I have been involved with anyway. On the eve of going to see Iron and Wine at the Grog Shop (Cleveland), I learned of Elliott Smith’s death and it really ... Read More »

Turn And Face The Change

Many of you Blogcritics and perhaps a few regular readers know me as The Guy Who Got Mugged. And Beaten. Some of you may refer to me as The Guy Who Deserved To Get Mugged. And Should Have Been Killed But We’ll Settle For Beaten. But I digress. I’m also the guy with a 12-month EMusic.com subscription plan who got ... Read More »

Coheed and Cambria – In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

The first time I ever heard of Coheed and Cambria, I was waiting for them to come onstage at a show at the old Grog Shop in Cleveland when I struck up a conversation with a fan. The fan said to me, “Yeah. Have you ever listened to Rush? These guys are like a combination of Rush and Indie/Punk rock.” ... Read More »

Death Cab for Cutie Live at the Metro

I went and saw Death Cab for Cutie this weekend in Chicago at the famed Metro. As I told people who I was going to see, many of them thought that it was going to be some crazy metal rock show or something because of the band’s name. Plus, nobody can ever seem to remember it. Over the weekend I ... Read More »

Declaration of Independents: indie music on iTunes

The indies have arrived at iTunes! Matador Records just licensed much of its extensive back catalog, as well as new releases, to the Apple iTunes music store. Matador planted a flag for Spain by saying they’re the first indie to ink a deal with Apple. Sail on, fearless digital music adventurers! Matador also said that in the months ahead, it ... Read More »