Top-10 Concerts of 2014

This year was good to me musically. My favorite band, Counting Crows, put our their first album with original songs since 2008. A good friend of mine, Kirk Windus, and I traveled to Manchester, TN for Bonnaroo. Eighty percent of my top-10 concerts I witnessed this year took place in Tennessee. It was one of [...]

Somewhere Under Wonderland

It had been 76 months since Adam Duritz wrote an album. Counting Crows created an amazing cover album in 2012, and the band released two live albums in between the last time Duritz had original songs. That changed earlier this summer when Duritz played a handful of new songs, leading up to the debut of [...]

A completely, totally random playlist

It's 2 a.m. right now, and I can't fall asleep. I'm listening to iTunes on shuffle, so I figured I'd make a random playlist. Let's see how this goes. Whatever song comes on shuffle will be included in the 23-song playlist. Enjoy. 1. Eminem - Say Goodbye to Hollywood 2. Oasis - Shakermaker [...]

Summer of Concerts

The summer of 2014 will be remembered for all the great bands I had the opportunity to see in concert. Bonnaroo hooked the Buzz up with two free passes to their 13th annual festival. Manchester, Tennessee is where I saw the majority of the acts this summer. But I also saw Haim in Philadelphia and [...]

Palisades Park—Wish I Was Here Counting Crows released a lyric video for their newest single "Palisades Park." It's quickly becoming my favorite song, and whenever I discover a new favorite song I play it constantly. I'm sure my family has already grown sick of hearing it from my bedroom. It's a beautifully written song. Whenever Counting Crows perform a [...]

somewhere under wonderland

Counting Crows will release their new album on September 2nd, but they've been playing some songs from their Somewhere Under Wonderland on their current tour. It's been over six years since Adam Duritz wrote his last album, so expect this album to be absolutely brilliant. Duritz dealt with mental health issues in the mid to late 2000s, [...]

Bonnaroo: Day 3

Bonnaroo takes a toll on your body. Walking around, standing during shows and sleeping on the ground in a tent can really make your whole body ache. Right now, it’s 10:13 central time on the final day of Bonnaroo. The first three days having been absolutely life changing. Day three featuring some incredible shows, including [...]

Bonnaroo: Day 2

I knew day two would be insane. Some of my favorite bands were scheduled that day, and they did not disappoint. Kirk and I split up more than once on Friday to check out different acts. He, also, had a photo pass which gave him sweet access to the pit level for Sam Smith and [...]