Posts Tagged ‘Rich Borden’

LIVE: Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 10/26/13

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
The Chandler Travis Philharmonic (photo by Timothy Reidy)

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Photographs by Timothy Reidy and Rich Borden

Yes, it was Halloween weekend, but the truth of the matter is that the members of the Chandler Travis Philharmonic weren’t dressed up to go trick-or-treating. This is pretty much the same way they always dress when they leap into the spotlight to crank up their unique hybrid of Dixieland jazz and rock ‘n’ roll.

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LIVE: Willie “Loco” Alexander & the Fish Eye Brothers @ Valentine’s, 10/12/13

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Story and video by Joel Patterson
Photographs by Rich Borden

Tribal, jungle rhythms. That’s all punk was – that’s all any music is, anyway – something to motivate you to dance and/or writhe. Any era’s “underground” music will always be about taboos being wrenched out of their sockets and sacred cows keeling over. It’s when this music speaks to the core of what a generation believes, when it provides a framework to understand the world and our place in it, well then mister, you’ve got real, true pop culture.

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LIVE: David Greenberger @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 10/12/13

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Story and video by Joel Patterson
Photograph by Rich Borden

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LIVE: MaryLeigh Roohan @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 10/12/13

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Story and video by Joel Patterson
Photograph by Rich Borden

I love Fate. I love how it puts you in the driver’s seat of your own life. I love how I found a perfectly crisp $10 bill outside of Valentine’s last Saturday night, just lying on the sidewalk waiting for me. Far more amazing: chancing onto MaryLeigh Roohan, who opened the evening’s show for punk’s great grandfather Willie Alexander.

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LIVE: NRBQ @ The Linda, 4/3/11

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Terry Adams (photo by Fred Boak)

Terry Adams (photo by Fred Boak)

Although Terry Adams – rock ‘n’ roll’s mad scientist of the clavinet – is now the only remaining original member, he certainly made a strong case for reclaiming the hallowed name NRBQ with his rollicking performance at The Linda on Sunday night. In concert, the band – known as the Terry Adams Rock and Roll Quartet until Adams recently decided to rename them with the resurrected the NRBQ band moniker – sported all the earmarks of vintage NRBQ:

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