Friday, October 22, 2010

Bad Religion Irving Plaza NYC 10-20-10

Photos and words by Christopher G. Smith
Bad Religion played their first of three New York shows at Irving Plaza celebrating their 30th anniversary tour. The three NYC performances will cover the breadth of their discography in chronological order, the first show covered the beginning of the bands career through their seminal album No Control. This tour also promotes the bands recently released album The Dissent of Man. Bad Religion was one of the first punk rock acts I ever went to at the rip age of 13 and these guys did not disappoint me 15 years later. Bad Religion's staying power is endless, they have left their mark on me and the world.

To find tour dates and info check out the bands website: Bad Religion

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Terri Clark at Anthology San Diego, CA 13 Oct 2010

Country music superstar, Terri Clark, makes a stop at Anthology in San Diego, CA to promote her new album. Terri is on a one woman acoustic tour. Not only is she a tremendous singer/songwriter, she has a wonderful sense of humor and shared many great stories about the country legends she has met and worked with over the years. This show was being recorded for a live dvd. I for one can't wait to watch it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Festy

The Infamous Stringdusters now have a festival of their own The Festy. Taking place at Devil's Backbone Brewing Company in the beautiful mountains of Nelson County Va. With two stages set up allowing for music flow all day long into the wee hour of the night. With The Infamous Stringdusters being the host of the first annual event they hand picked the incredible line-up. Starting with Sarah Siskind who kicked it off, too Toubab Krewe who closed it out on Sunday night. The list in-between is just as exciting. Pantheburn, Tress on Fire, Yarn,Misty Strings,Morwenna Lasko & Jpun Quaretet,Town Mountian,Packway Handle Band,Robinella,Crooked Still,Old School Freight Train,Tony Rice Unit,Railroad Earth,The Devon Sproule & Paul Curreri Band,Larry Keel & Natural Bridge,Josh Ritter & The Love Canon String Band and two nights of The Infamous Stringdusters.

Other activities included morning yoga classes, massage therapists, rock climbing wall. There were music workshops as well as a zero-waste workshop and composting. There were morning runs and mountain bike races. A fantastic group of food venders as well. So mark your calendar for October 8 & 9 2011 for the 2nd annual Festy.

All words and Photographs by Don McGurrin

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