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Super cool lasers from Kings of Leon's concert at the Wells Fargo Center February 19th.

Rock & Roll: Alive and Well

I am very optimistic about the future of rock and roll! For a while, there was a lot of dance/pop music dominating the airways, but there currently seems to be a really strong crop of rock and roll bands out there to that I am really excited about.

Attending the Made in America concert the past two years has introduced me to a number of bands that I am listening to and going to see in concert.  I saw Gary Clark Jr. there for the fist time and just caught him opening for Kings of Leon the other night.  Love him and them!  This year at Made in America, I saw Imagine Dragons and The Gaslight Anthem, two more bands I look forward to seeing in concert again.  Dr. Dog is another favorite of mine and I finally got to see them live again after missing every one of their local shows the past two years.  A couple of bands that I haven’t seen yet but hope to see soon are Arcade Fire and Arctic Monkeys. There’s so much good stuff out there, it’s hard to name just a few of my faves.

Who’s your  favorite “new” band?




The FirstGlance Film Festival rolls into town September 20th through the 22nd at the Franklin Institute.

Who Shot Rock and Roll At FirstGlance Film Fest

Today is the start of the 16th annual FirstGlance Film Festival.  It runs through the weekend at the Franklin Theater at the Franklin Institute.  There’s a total of 38 projects screening with everything from feature length films to web series pilots to music videos.  I am looking forward to seeing the short documentary, Who Shot Rock and Roll:  The Film, about recording artists and the photographers who have captured them on film.

Check out all of the official selections, see the full schedule, watch trailers and buy tickets at http://firstglancefilms.com/.

Anything look especially good to you?