Andrew Bird; Lincoln Theater, Washington DC & Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

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Hideout, December 2012

So it seems like every year I do one of these – a semi-vacation to some other random city to see Andrew Bird. It’s a bit like a pilgrimage, if catching a couple of concerts and then spending a few days pretending that I live somewhere else can . . . → Read More: Andrew Bird; Lincoln Theater, Washington DC & Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

Andrew Bird, Fourth Presbyterian Church; December 11, 2013

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People occasionally ask me how I can sit through four concerts from the same artist four nights in a row, or more generally, how there is any artist, anywhere, in any genre, who it’s possible to love so much that I would want to see more than a handful of times, . . . → Read More: Andrew Bird, Fourth Presbyterian Church; December 11, 2013

Andrew Bird – Gezelligheid 2013 – Historical Lagniappe

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There is a thing that Andrew Bird does, and it is a thing that Andrew Bird has done for a long time, and that thing is covering songs that in their original form might sound strange to our ears.

While it’s the kind of thing I could (and have) rambled on about until the . . . → Read More: Andrew Bird – Gezelligheid 2013 – Historical Lagniappe

Andrew Bird, Fourth Presbyterian Church; December 10, 2013

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I’ve got about an hour to tell you my thoughts on last night’s Gezellegheid shows before I get to go off and meet up with fellow erstwhile blogger Mel to go stand in line for a while. (These write-ups were much easier to manage when I turned Birdmas into a staycation; maybe . . . → Read More: Andrew Bird, Fourth Presbyterian Church; December 10, 2013

Andrew Bird, Fourth Presbyterian Church; December 9, 2013

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Hey, internet. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve become a bit more of an occasional blogger than anything else, but there’s one very special time of year where I still have thoughts and feelings about music that I need to impart to you, and that’s during what I’ve previously dubbed Birdmas, . . . → Read More: Andrew Bird, Fourth Presbyterian Church; December 9, 2013

11 Albums I Actually Listened to and Liked in 2012

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So, as we’ve previously established, I am absolutely terrible at making Best Of Anything lists. The lists are either unwieldy or never get finished. But as I was sitting around trying to come up with some songs to play on my year-end CHIRP Radio show, I figured that I might as well . . . → Read More: 11 Albums I Actually Listened to and Liked in 2012