2024-06-23 12:23 AM

Off Track: For Shins, Fans Swoon, Not So For Spoon

If there was any question as to whether Monday’s Merriweather Pavilion concert was a double bill or a straight up Shins show it was answered with the first spacy sounds of the Portland-based band’s set-opening song “Sleeping Lessons.” When the lights came up, so did the happy hands of the Shins fans that had staked […]

Press Pass: Damien Rice

As the concert ended, Damien Rice stood at mid-stage, microphone in one hand, cigarette in the other. He swayed slightly, a trail of red wine staining his t-shirt from collar to midriff. The image was fitting for the Irish bard whose often-gloomy catalog echoes sentiments of sleepless nights and feelings oft found in the bottom […]