Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword and has been the Clubs Editor for the paper since 2006. He's also worked in music supervision for film and was managing editor of Color Red magazine. Solomon hopes to one day shake the hand of Tom Waits.
12 days ago | Concert Reviews
Early in Sting and Peter Gabriel’s Pepsi Center show, which was part of their "Rock Paper Scissors" tour, Gabriel told the audience that the set would be “a little like karaoke night in Denver.” Gabriel’s band, dressed in black with red stripes on...
13 days ago | Jazz
One night in June 2002, Bay Area-based drummer Scott Amendola finished recording the tracks for Cry, his second album as a bandleader. He and guitarist Nels Cline (who would join Wilco two years later) sat in the control room afterward. Commenting...
14 days ago | Bars
After a dozen years at 1424 Market Street, Mynt Mojito Lounge is re-opening this Friday, July 15, in much bigger digs a few doors down at 1410 Market Street, the former home of Spill Lounge, which opened in 2003 and recently closed. Since the...
22 days ago
27 days ago | Jazz
Jazz saxophonist Mark Fox was never really an inside player. Rather, he came in from the far outside, immersed in the music of avant-garde jazz innovators like Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders and David S. Ware before ever checking out Charli...
1 month ago | Music Festivals
Two years before starting the wildly exuberant keyboard-drum duo Matt and Kim, Matt Johnson met Kim Schifino at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute — and he was instantly intimidated. “I grew up in a small town in Vermont,” Johnson says, “and I’m a little ...