Category Archives: Music

Talent Scout

I jammed along to Blind Melon’s  “No Rain,” watching from my bedroom window as Adam pulled up in his old Mercedes-Benz. This was one of my favorite things to do. Rock out and night watch. There wasn’t a lot of … Continue reading

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Seeking Solace in Song

“Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul I want to get lost in your rock n’ roll and drift away” I’ve always known this comforting chorus, but I never really connected to Dobie Gray’s 1973 smash hit until … Continue reading

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Let laughter and positivity carry you through this difficult time

“Blow up your TV. Throw away your paper. Go to the country. Build you a home. Plant a little garden. Eat a lotta peaches. Try and find Jesus, on your own.” – John Prine, “Spanish Pipedream” Well, it’s Holy Week, … Continue reading

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Local musicians, artists go “live” to lift spirits

It was February of 2007. I was in New Orleans with my friend Daniel – a native – celebrating his first Mardi Gras after Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the impassioned city, its impact still widely spread. Daniel’s home had significant … Continue reading

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“Dookie” Lives On: Reflections on Green Day’s breakthrough 25 years later

August 14, 1994 Twenty-five years ago today, Green Day burst onto the scene with a playful, unhinged 8-song performance at Woodstock ’94 that ended in a full-out mud-throwing fight with the audience. “This isn’t fucking peace, it’s fucking anarchy,” said … Continue reading

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For Brady: Feed Jake

“You gonna play a song or what?” I was strumming an orange Washburn acoustic the bartender handed me. It was one of several guitars hanging over the bar at the Oasis on Merrill Avenue, in the heart of downtown Glendive. … Continue reading

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Homecoming: Daniel Bonte returns to Indy

“I bolted, man.” Daniel Bonte and I hadn’t talked since 2002, when we graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Indiana. He was calling from Orange County, California, wanting to reconnect before embarking on a tour that includes a … Continue reading

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Supaman unites through hip-hop and positivity

Christian Parrish Takes the Gun doesn’t hide from his identity. He doesn’t hide that he’s Supaman, nor does he hide where he comes from: the Crow Agency of Big Horn County, Montana. A decorated and celebrated musician and activist, Supaman’s … Continue reading

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Local concert to reunite lifelong friends

Randy Berry of Lewistown is looking forward to having a childhood friend come back to town this weekend – Kostas Lazarides, a Billings native of Greek descent who is known for writing several chart-topping country songs, including “Timber, I’m Falling … Continue reading

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Jer Gregg: Resurrected

Jer Gregg: Resurrected “Everyone loves something that is authentic, and Jer Gregg is an authentic artist that not only honors and creates the music he is passionate about, but honors and looks after those that make up the company he keeps.” – Stephen … Continue reading

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