Metallica, aside from having the talent and drive to make it where they are today, made two critical and correct decisions very early into their career. The name they chose and the logo they designed helped cement their band as not only the standard bearer for thrash, but for metal in general. That’s a crown […]
Stalking the stage and gyrating like a human-sized praying mantis that’s occasionally subjected to electric shocks, Garrett remains the visual focal point of the show.
Eagles Of Death Metal will always been linked to the atrocity of the Bataclan murders, which is a bit ironic because Jesse Hughes and company are all about the good times.
Of the new material, a rousing “Avalanche Alley” was the strongest, fueled by the powerhouse vocals of Neko Case and Kathryn Calder.
Not counting her 2009 show with collaborator for life John Parish, it’s been quite a while since PJ Harvey played a show in town. Thirteen years, to be exact, but who’s counting? Throngs of fans who braved the remnants of the receding tide of Sox fans and Marathon participants/supporters made their way through Kenmore […]
One of the basic challenges a DJ faces is how to differentiate yourself from the pack when the live show consists of people blissfully dancing in a massive, dark room and you’re on a giant stage by yourself. Joel Zimmerman aka Deamau5 figured that out pretty well when he adopted the murine-styled headgear that […]
There’s something about Jay Farrar’s voice that’s rough-hewn yet comforting, like a slightly scratchy sweater that you’ve had for years but still never fails to ward off chills. And while his vocal range hasn’t changed, physically he’s pulling some Dorian Gray shit and looks pretty much exactly the way he did a decade ago. […]
At The Drive-In made a memorable return following an 11-year hiatus.
With a Green Day show, it’s part pop/punk marathon, part Make-A-Wish foundation for the lucky youthful fans pulled onto stage to join in the fun.
Even though Robyn Hitchcock’s been living in Nashville for the last few years, he’s not suddenly been corrupted by the machine and had his muse carjacked into writing songs about pickup trucks, chicks, and getting drunk on Natty Lights. However, he’s seriously toned down the fish and insect references over the last couple of decades, […]