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Happy Mihalidaze: Twiddle Fans Gather in Vermont for a Special Holiday Treat

By Tammie Birdwell It was the Saturday before Christmas and throughout the northeast, Twiddle fans came together from miles around to gather at the beautiful West Mountain Inn for a one-night-only treat with the band’s lead singer/guitarist Mihali. With the temperatures outside dropping well below

Concert Review: Clutch @ The Cotillion—Wichita, KS 03/08/19

words and photos by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) The signs plastered all over Wichita’s legendary Cotillion Ballroom make it abundantly clear. Two posted in the lobby, on the way to the floor, and right up front on either side of the stage: NO CROWDSURFING To be

Concert Review: Daughters @89th St. Oklahoma City 02/24/19

words and photos by Ken Jobe About 25 minutes into Daughters’ set at 89th St in Oklahoma City, a fan calls out a request. It’s impossible to hear from the other side of the sold out venue, but frontman Alexis S. F. Marshall, aka “Lex”,

The Afghan Whigs Aren’t Too Cool For You

by Jeff Nale (@jeffnale) You’re at an Afghan Whigs show inside the beautifully renovated North Park Observatory, right in the middle of San Diego’s hipster epicenter. But you are not one of the hipsters. You’re forty-one. You do not blend in. But come to think

Slayer Hold Court Over a Test of Endurance in OKC

by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) When thrash metal titans Slayer announced they were embarking on a farewell tour before embracing retired life, they announced a supporting bill that could be a killer tour of its own: Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, and Behemoth, who were swapped

Band of Horses Make a Young Fan’s Life

by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) Last Sunday at Wichita’s legendary Cotillion Ballroom, I witnessed history. History for one young fan, anyway.

Let me back up. Sunday afternoon I found myself with an extra ticket to the Band of Horses/Bonny Doon show (thanks again, Billy!) and had

American Aquarium’s BJ Barham is a Problem Solver

by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) “I had a problem,” American Aquarium’s BJ Barham tells the crowd halfway through their sweat-drenched set at Knuckleheads Garage in Kansas City. “So I fixed it.” He’s referring to the problem of his alcoholism (he has been sober since 2014), but