Behemoth. The word signifies massive size, power, and utter disdain for anything in its way. Some bands have a way of selecting the perfect band, and Nergal hit the bullseye here. Part black metal, part death metal, part whatever metal-based pigeonhole of your choice, the band is all business when on stage. Dressed in […]
The first thing I saw upon entering the main room of House of Blues last night was two guys wearing full chain mail armor. Slightly later, I spied someone with a drinking horn fastened to his belt. Yes, Viking metal has arrived in town. For those not in the know, Tumba-based Amon Amarth is […]
The last (original) Stooge standing, Iggy’s back at it. Has he ever stopped? Nothing seems to be able to slow down this force of nature, not his outrageous actions on or off stage, his previously enormous appetite for drugs that would fell a small bison, or just general old age. Hell, he’s been eligible […]
Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers performed on a stripped down stage of intimate lighting, accented by the lo-fi twinkle of white Christmas lights strewn about. It was clear that the transcendent show was one of pure passion.
When a band is nine records deep into their career, there are certain expectations regarding the set lists. Sure, the fans want to hear some new material, but they also want some well-worn chestnuts that have nestled into their lives like a comfy pair of slippers, not some boots you have to break in. So […]
The opening band sounds like Dick Dale on downers. Dual vocalists split the front of the stage. The hipster, stage-left, plays rhythm, mic on distortion.
It’s all looking good for post-Labor Day.
Be sure to note the subterranean “Walnut Room” for a refuge during live shows, as well as a space for themed events (in the works: video game nights).
There are times when the sun shines brightly over chosen locales, and the laws of the land are forced to overturn, altering themselves for the greater good of beer.
Lush harmonies, a propulsive rhythm section, and a slight Roger McGuinn fixation remain as key ingredients, as was the presence of several 12 string guitars on stage throughout the night.