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Frontier Ruckus – Nerves of the Nightmind

There is something behind the soulful strummings of Frontier Ruckus that tugs on your heartstrings…and it’s beautiful to behold. Listening, you are placed into simpler times; paining over a longing love and memories of a past left behind. To be honest, these guys make miss home.

Their sound is delicately aged with a bluesy-folk full of sorrowful wisdom. Frontier Ruckus is great for when in need of reflection. Matthew Milia delivers pained lyrics with a strained and passionate voice. Trials of dreams and times gone by are etched deeply in these songs. The featured female, Anna Burch, supplements Milia for a softer reprieve.

Nerves of the Nightmind is straight magic (I need to copyright that). The layered folk instrumentation is a crescendo of Americana sound. Frontier Ruckus delivers a soul etching performance with this song. How can you not love the saw blade? That’s what I thought. And this mastery is carried across their impressive portfolio.

I URGE, anyone who is passionate about live music to come support these guys when they hit the intimate stage of IOTA Music Club in Arlington on 30 March. This will be a once in a lifetime type show. Tickets at the door.

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Concert Pulse – 5/13

Concert Pulse will be a weekly updated list of concerts that I think you all should attend. The shows will mostly be in the DC area with some Richmond and Charlottesville dates. PLEASE, let me know if you’re interested in attending any of these concerts as I am always looking for people to go to shows with. If you can’t attend, you should at least check out the bands, they all have my backing.
  • Friday May 13; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (Red Palace, DC)
  • Tuesday May 17, The Antlers (Black Cat, DC)
  • Tuesday May 17; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (IOTA Club, Arlington)
  • Wednesday May 18; Damien Jurado w/John Vanderslice (Black Cat, DC)
  • Tuesday May 31; Alexander of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, DC)
  • Friday June 10; Other Lives (Red Palace, DC)
  • Friday June 17; Noah and the Whale (9:30).
  • Wednesday June 22, Foster the People (9:30)
  • Wednesday July 20; Phantogram, Glitch Mob, and Com Truise (9:30); Phantogram is who I really want to see here
  • Wednesday July 27; Eels (9:30)
  • New! Saturday July 30; Bon Iver (The National – Richmond); Tickets on sale TODAY @ 10am for all Bon Iver shows
  • New! Monday August 1; Bon Iver (9:30)
  • New! Tuesday August 2; Bon Iver (9:30)
  • Wednesday August 3; The Decemberists w/ The Head and the Heart (Cville Pavilion); I have tickets
  • Thursday September 29; Mogwai (9:30)
Drop a hot comment if any of these shows tickle your interest. I’d love to make all of these.

Concert Pulse

Concert Pulse will be a weekly updated list of concerts that I think you all should attend. The shows will mostly be in the DC area with some Richmond and Charlottesville dates. PLEASE, let me know if you’re interested in attending any of these concerts as I am always looking for people to go to shows with. If you can’t attend, you should at least check out the bands, they all have my backing.
  • Friday May 6; Foals, Freelance Whales, and the Naked and Famous (9:30 Club, DC)
  • Thursday May 12; Besnard Lakes (Black Cat, DC)
  • Friday May 13; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (Red Palace, DC)
  • Tuesday May 17, The Antlers (Black Cat, DC)
  • Tuesday May 17; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (IOTA Club, Arlington)
  • Wednesday May 18; Damien Jurado w/John Vanderslice (Black Cat, DC)
  • Tuesday May 31; Alexander of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, DC)
  • Friday June 10; Other Lives (Red Palace, DC)
  • Friday June 17, Noah and the Whale (9:30).
  • Wednesday June 22, Foster the People (9:30)
  • Wednesday July 20; Phantogram, Glitch Mob, and Com Truise (9:30); Phantogram is who I really want to see here
  • Wednesday July 27; Eels (9:30)
  • Wednesday August 3; The Decemberists w/ The Head and the Heart (Cville Pavilion)
  • Thursday September 29; Mogwai (9:30)
Drop a hot comment if any of these shows tickle your interest. I’d love to make all of these.

Introducing: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

“We are a musical project, with high-speed aspirations.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. pic

That just about says it all from this duo hailing from Detroit. In my opinion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s upcoming full length LP, It’s a Corporate World, should be one of the most anticipated releases of the summer (June 7). Don’t let the name fool you, this band is definitely playlist material. DEJJ has thrown their hat into the ever-popular electronic tune trend, and they have come up with music that is fresh and exciting. There is something addicting behind DEJJ’s music…you’re just going to have to listen for yourself to figure it out.

Listen: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Nothing But Our Love

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Morning Thought

**Concert Alert! Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. will be playing two shows in the DC area THIS MONTH:

  • Friday, May 13: Red Palace, DC
  • Tuesday, May 17: IOTA Club, Arlington

I plan on going to both of these shows, so let me know if you’re interested in tagging along. FYI: the show at IOTA is going to be epic, I highly recommend joining.

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