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The Big Takeover Issue #90

Daniel Coston

Today's Lovin' Spoonful: Phil Smith, Joe Butler, Steve Boone, Jerry Yester, Mike Arturi and photographer Henry Diltz

Steve Boone: A Spoonful Of Match Heads

21 November 2014

“When you’re not feeling good about yourself, a number one record doesn’t matter.”

Dave Mason photo by Daniel Coston

Dave Mason, Handlebar, Greenville, SC, Feb. 14, 2014

12 March 2014

After closing the first set with “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, Mason took a short break, and soon returned with a clear focus on his solo work. “We Just Disagree” opened the second set, noting to all that this was now a Dave Mason show.

Os Mutantes - New Brookland Tavern (Columbia, SC) - Thursday, November 21, 2013

4 February 2014

For those in the audience, there was also a sense of joy to finally see such a heralded band during their first ever tour of the Southeast.

Dr. Dog in concert

Dr. Dog: The Show Is On The Road

18 February 2012

Dr. Dog talk about their new album, Be The Void, and touring.

Mike & The Ravens

Mike & The Ravens

12 January 2012

The band’s new album, Pillar To Post marks their 50th anniversary, as well as brings the band’s history to a close.


Heron: Upon Reflection

12 January 2012

A rare group interview with the heralded English folk group.

Big Star 3rd tribute show

Various artists, tribute to Big Star Third - Cat's Cradle - (Carrboro, NC) - December 10, 2010

2 January 2011

Big Star’s legendary, mysterious third album is played live for the first time ever, with members of Big Star, REM, dBs and many others.

The Octopus Project at Moogfest

Moogfest (Asheville, NC) - Friday, October 29, 2010

24 November 2010

I really liked the concept of Moogfest. A three-day festival in Robert Moog’s home base of Asheville, NC, saluting the man and the music that his synthesizer has helped to create. Spread out over five venues in Asheville, many of the festival’s big shows took place at the Asheville Civic Center, and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, which organizers set up so that concertgoers could easily walk inside from one venue to the other.

Moogfest 2010

Moogfest coming to Asheville, NC, October 29-31

25 October 2010

MGMT, Devo, Van Dyke Parks, Jonsi and others will celebrate Robert Moog and the music his inventions influenced.

Procol Harem at Wolf Trap

Jethro Tull with Procol Harum, Filene Center at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA June 8, 2010

25 July 2010

A band I’ve never seen, in a venue I’ve been to before. In some situations, that might be a setup for an uncertain evening, but when its Procol Harum at Wolf Trap, the possibilities are much more favorable.