Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Place To Bury Strangers @ Granada Theater

Last night A Place to Bury Strangers played the support slot for The Big Pink. I had high expectations for APTBS and I was not disappointed. Their extremely loud set featured the band playing in near darkness back-lit by a handful of video projectors. The relative darkness was shattered by a bank of strobes later in the set during "I Lived My Life To Stand In The Shadow Of Your Heart." Here's some photos I took during their set [plus one of their gear waiting to be loaded back into their vehicle]:

Monday, April 5, 2010

It's Opening Day!!!

The weeks of spring training have come to an end. The first game of the regular season took place last night [and featured a thrilling come-from-behind victory as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees]. But today...TODAY...a full slate of baseball is headed your way. There's a variety of options available to keep up with today's games as well as the other 161 regular season games your favorite team will be playing.

The obvious is local radio and television. Throw in cable/satellite and you should have no problems listening to or watching your local team slug it out on the diamond.

But what if your favorite team isn't your local team. No problem. Major League Baseball will help you out, albeit for a fee.

Pay a visit to MLB's Media Center and you can purchase monthly and season passes for MLB.TV. This will allow you to watch games on your desktop or laptop. The Premium version offers a few perks that'll be well worth the extra few bucks for diehard baseball fans.

For those who want to just listen to the game you're in luck...and for much less than the MLB.TV option. At Bat with Gameday Audio allows you to listen to the home and away broadcasts for every game. You also get a slew of in-game information [box scores; pitch data; player analysis; etc.].

And finally, for those on-the-go types who don't want to have to be tethered to a desktop or laptop, you can listen to games right on many mobile phones. The At Bat 2010 app is available for iPhones, Android phones, and Blackberry phones among others. I have the app on my Android phone and it's well worth the fifteen bucks. The first time you're able to listen to a game while sitting at the airport waiting for your flight to board you'll know what I mean.

The first games of the season are just hours away!

Go Rangers!!!