Escondido: A Dustland Fairytale Without The Happy Ending

As a Valentine’s day gift to my beautiful girlfriend, I purchased a bouquet of hand-picked concert tickets. Among those tickets was a pair to see Nashville-based Escondido at First Avenue’s younger sibling, 7th Street Entry. As a band, the group is finding success at only 3 years old. They’ve set out on their own not ...

Brendan Benson/Young Hines @ Varsity Theater (06.29.2012)

Last night, Brendan Benson entered the doors of Varsity Theater for the first time ever in his long career. Alongside him were the Huck Finn-era folks known as The Howling Brothers and inaugural artist of Brendan Benson’s Readymade Records, Young Hines. I hadn’t previously known The Howling Brothers, but when I saw them take the stage I ...