Wounded Messenger’s Top 13 Albums and Shows of 2013

Again it’s time to take stock of the year in music as it relates to my life. The leeway afforded by cutesy use of the year for the number of entries – 13 this year – is really coming in handy, as there were a lot of good albums and shows this year. Here we go, in alphabetical order by artist.

Elvis Costello and The Roots – Wise Up Ghost
Foals – Holy Fire
Jason Isbell – Southeastern
Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound
Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
Lorde – Pure Heroine
Paul McCartney – NEW
Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
Superchunk – I Hate Music
Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
Volcano Choir – Repave
White Denim – Corsicana Lemonade
William Tyler – Impossible Truth

TOP 13 SHOWS OF 2013
The Breeders – September 7, Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, NC
Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola – April 5, Billsborough Music Hall, Hillsborough, NC
David Byrne and St. Vincent – June 15, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
Father John Misty – June 13, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
Foals – June 14, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
Jason Isbell – July 2, Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NC
Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration – June 20, Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
Mike Dillon Band – March 18, Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh, NC
Paul McCartney – June 14, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
Pearl Jam – October 30, TWC Arena, Charlotte, NC
Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell – September 28, IBMA Festival, Raleigh, NC
Tame Impala – June 15, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
Umphrey’s McGee – January 23, Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem, NC

Recent Music Reviews and Upcoming Warren Haynes Christmas Jam Coverage

Here’s a look at my most recent articles and photos for Glide Magazine:

Show Review: Mike Doughty Plays Soul Coughing at Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, 11/21/13

Festival Review: IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass, Raleigh, NC, September 2013

Album Review: Mike Doughty – Circles Super Bon Bon….

The 25th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam is coming up, and as always you can look to my twitter feed (@woundedtweeter) and possibly even the Glide Magazine Twitter as well (@glidemag) for up-to-the-minute updates on all the madness in Asheville. Happy trails! Enjoy a few photos from the aforementioned shows below.

Catherine Popper of Mike Doughty Band

Mike Doughty

All Star Jam

The Infamous Stringdusters

Steve Martin

Del McCoury Band

Sam Bush

Punch Brothers

Del McCoury

Greensky Bluegrass

Bonnaroo 2013 Photos and Reviews, and more

It’s been almost three months since I have posted here, because I’ve been super busy. Here’s a look at the stuff I’ve produced since then…

Glide Magazine has undergone a wonderful makeover, and you can see all of my Bonnaroo 2013 coverage there. Check out the Photo Gallery and reviews of each day featuring artists like Foals, Matt and Kim, Paul McCartney, Wu-Tang Clan, Father John Misty, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Hip Hop Superjam, Weird Al Yankovic, Bjork, Tom Petty, Tame Impala, and more : Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

I also reviewed and took some photos of the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes in Raleigh a few weeks ago – see them, along with a video, here.

Looking forward, there will be a beer post soon, and more music reviews and photos at Glide. Here’s a teaser from the Bonnaroo album!