All posts by Mike Vasquez

Summer Camp Music Festival: MP3 Sampler

This summer, we’re sending a GLONO crew to camp out and cover at least three music festivals. The first will be the 12th annual Summer Camp Music Festival, in Chillicothe, IL over Memorial Day Weekend (All Good and Hoxeyville are also on the list). The line up for Summer Camp is really exciting. Over 100 bands … Continue reading Summer Camp Music Festival: MP3 Sampler

Greensky Bluegrass at The Loft

Greensky Bluegrass at The Loft Lansing, MI Thursday, April 12, 2012 The thing that struck me the most about this Greensky Bluegrass show was the crowd. By the time they stepped on stage, The Loft was packed with people. The excitement and anticipation in the air was electric. During the show, almost everyone was dancing … Continue reading Greensky Bluegrass at The Loft

Dr. John – Locked Down

Dr. John – Locked Down (Nonesuch Records) I first read about the new Dr. John record in Rolling Stone a few months back. I’ve always been a fan of Mac Rebennack (aka Dr. John), so I was intrigued. Rebennack has been on the scene since the late 60s, and with over 20 albums under his … Continue reading Dr. John – Locked Down

Gov’t Mule – Mighty High

Gov’t Mule – Mighty High (ATO Records) Back when I was in the eighth grade, I checked out Legend, a Bob Marley compilation, from my local public library. I still remember the entire experience. It was a transformative moment for me, musically, even culturally. The album totally captured my imagination. It wasn’t like anything I’d ever … Continue reading Gov’t Mule – Mighty High

Five From the Archive: Ween in 2011

We’ve covered Ween on Glorious Noise before, back when they played the Royal Oak Music Theater in 2010… 1. Ween – “Roses Are Free”. A great song in its own right, but also noteworthy as the Ween cover Phish rolls out pretty regularly. It’s from the classic 1994 album Chocolate and Cheese. Full show: April … Continue reading Five From the Archive: Ween in 2011

Five From the Archive: Warren Zevon in 1976

Well, it’s that time again. Time for another Five From the Archive post featuring the legendary Warren Zevon. We’ve looked at his work before, first a batch of songs from 1978, then a batch from his 2000 solo acoustic tour. This time around, we are looking at selections from 1976, the year his first record, … Continue reading Five From the Archive: Warren Zevon in 1976

The Levon Helm Band at The Michigan Theater

The Levon Helm Band at The Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI, March 19, 2012 Me and Levon go way back. Waaaay back. All the way back to… 1985 or so. I was in my early teens, the Bob Dylan box set Biograph had just come out, and I was listening to that a lot. My dad’s … Continue reading The Levon Helm Band at The Michigan Theater

Five From the Archive: Umphrey’s McGee in 2012

About two and a half years ago, we ran our first “Five From the Archive” piece. We called it “Top Five Covers by Umphrey’s McGee”, predating the official series name, since we only decided to make it a more regular item after we saw how much interest the Umphrey’s McGee covers generated. Since we’ll be … Continue reading Five From the Archive: Umphrey’s McGee in 2012

Five From the Archive: Greensky Bluegrass

Greensky Bluegrass is a local Michigan band done good. Coming out of Kalamazoo, they hit a soft spot for me right away, since that’s where I (and some other GLONO folks) went to college. And they have done a lot of shows at a place I know well: Bell’s Brewery. I was drinking their beer … Continue reading Five From the Archive: Greensky Bluegrass

Five From the Archive: Elliott Smith’s Best Covers

Elliott Smith always picked interesting songs to cover. Some that were well known, some that were more obscure. But they were all good. They certainly hit my musical sweet spot. These five selections are just a sampling — he was a serial covererist — and you can find more just browsing through the shows available … Continue reading Five From the Archive: Elliott Smith’s Best Covers