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Neon Trees (July 10, 2012)

This was a hell of a lineup: JJAMZ, Penguin Prison and Neon Trees at Webster Hall!! This would be the second of four Neon Trees show this year for me and the first without Elaine Bradley, their drummer, who gave birth to her first child, Bryce, the previous day. 239 more words


JJAMZ // An Evolutionary Band

Supergroups.  They have both graced and haunted the music industry for years…typically never living up to the original bands’ potential.  Don’t get me wrong…this is not entirely the case; take groups like with Cream, Journey and Broken Social Scene for example.   440 more words

August 2012

JJAMZ make a pact.

Artist: JJAMZ

Track: Never Enough

Album: Suicide Pact (Out July 10, 2012)

What do you get when you bring together Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley, Conor Oberst), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet) James Valentine (Maroon 5), Michael Runion and the ever delightful Z Berg (The Like)? 25 more words


Kevin Hayes

I met Kevin for the first time in Los Angeles on Gold Motel’s first tour of the West Coast. At the time, I was introduced to Kevin as a musician, not a photographer. 711 more words


Will I See You Tonight [And, by 'tonight', I mean Wednesday, July 21st.]?

It’s one of the sad facts of our lives that we are, eternally, a band of last minute plans.  From our sordid personal lives to our ill-fated and poorly reviewed Improvised Space Jazz Oddessy (“Future Prog 2025”), Chaperone is a bunch of ill-planned (and, for at least one of us, illiterate) ne’er-do-wells. 98 more words

The Gleaners And I

Review: Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band 6/30/09

Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band made a stop to Louisville on Tuesday night to play their songs to a sold out show at Headliners. 628 more words


Shhhhhhhh: Conor Oberst Played the R Bar Last Night (and He Hopes LA Chokes)

Last night Threadtrend was lucky enough to make its way into the super-secret Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band show at R Bar. For those not clued in, R Bar on Mondays has a floating password that changes from week to week as different musical acts take the stage. 424 more words