The fastest girl in town, indeed.

Miranda Lambert was in such a hurry to launch her new Certified Platinum Tour that she did it two days early with a last-minute show Tuesday night at Nashville’s Exit/In. She announced the free show via Twitter three hours before the doors opened and fans started to line up immediately.

Dressed in glittery, pin-striped tights and black leather short shorts, the singer told her audience that she and her band had been rehearsing for days and “were just ready to play for some people.”

“We’re going to do our set with some stuff scattered in,” she promised. “Thanks for waiting in the cold.”

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2012 : Van Halen

February 5, 2015

On January 2nd, 2012 journalists across New York received an invitation to a mysterious Van Halen event at New York’s Cafe Wha?, a basement club in Greenwich Village that seats a mere 250 people. It was initially thought to be a press conference announcing their first album with David Lee Roth since 1984, but soon enough word leaked out that Van Halen would actually be performing.


2013 : The Rolling Stones

February 5, 2015

The Rolling Stones hit L.A. last night with a surprise show in a tiny venue. The band announced on Twitter yesterday that they would be playing at the EchoPlex, an indie club in Echo Park that holds just 700 people. Tickets, at $20 a person, went on sale at 1 p.m. at the El Rey Theatre, just 30 minutes after the announcement went out, and were assigned by a random lottery among the 2,000 people who showed up to claim them.


New Year's Resolution New Year’s Resolution

Call me, I can hook it up.


in memory of a friend in maine

February 23, 2014

I Shall Be Released

This show was a benefit for a small school in Vermont. It really brought home the power of music, community and giving that has been one of the driving forces of my life for the last few years. Few people lived that spirit as well as her.

New Year's Resolution New Year’s Resolution

Call me, I can hook it up.


we were on a break!

November 7, 2013

Am I stoned right now? 1:15 – 1:20 seems to indicate, yes.


for our final trick

October 6, 2013

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Orange Peel
Asheville, NC

Thanks Allyn Halsey

LIVE: AKG CK 63 (~DIN, ROC, ~10′ high, ~50′ back) > Naiant Active/PFA > Tascam 680 (24/48)

HOME: 680 > Reaper (EQ) > Audacity (tracking, fades) > xACT (fix SBE/FLAC encoding, ffp)

01. -The End intro-
02. The Lion, The Beast, The Beat >
03. Never Go Back
04. Parachute Heart >
05. Stars >
06. Timekeeper >
07. Loneliest Soul
08. Turntable
09. Keepsake
10. Runaway
11. One Heart Missing >
12. The Divide
13. Like A Prayer >
14. Big White Gate >
15. Sweet Hands > Superstition > Sweet Hands
16. Medicine
17. Mystery Train
18. Friend of the Devil
19. Colors >
20. Sugar >
21. Paint It Black >
22. Stop the Bus
23. -encore break-
24. E: Nothing but the Water Pt. I >
25. E: Nothing but the Water Pt. II >
26. E: Gimme Some Lovin’
27. E: Time >
28. E: Paris (Ooh La La)
29. E: War Pigs
30. E: I’m On Fire >
31. E: Wild Thing


george takei

October 5, 2013


Photo Credit : Me

Goodbye road. At least for the longest chunk of time away from you I’ve seen in 10 years. You’ve shaped me in ways good and bad. The highlight of my life thus far has been on stage…on the road…With you. I’ve done all the things I set out to do. It’s it’s been a motherfucker of a ride. You took me all the way to the edge…the highest highs…some mean ass lows…but here I stand at the end of a decade and I still love my band and I still love getting up on stage…and making music with my friends. What am I saying? I don’t know…I guess I’m trying to say I love you all. I appreciate you all. I’m not going away but I am tired, sore, homesick, out of clean underwear, out of coffee, my mattress is shaped like a taco, my back is mangled and I miss my girlfriend…time to go home, hibernate, live, and then come up with the best new music we can conjure. Until then.