After a two year period of woodshedding, Warpaint emerged with their third full length record, and as bands do even the shambles of the music industry falling in all around them, they hit the road in support of Heads Up. Slowly but surely, they’ve inched away from the sparse, spidery post-punk sound that […]
There is more than one way to remove the epidermis from a feline, and tonight, two bands from Texas and Stockholm showed the many varied gradations of how to go from point A to point B in the metal world. Opeth is touring the states in support of the just-released Sorceress, another point in […]
The history of massively popular bands playing much smaller than usual venues is a long and storied one. Veterans of the Massachusetts scene may recall the Rolling Stones setting up camp for an early 80’s pre-tour warm up gig at the tiny Sir Morgan’s Cove in Worcester, and more recently U2 did a mini concert at […]
Has anyone ever looked as suave and debonair as Bryan Ferry, the man who practically invented the insouciant half-unraveled tuxedo bowtie look and turned it into a template for coolness? It certainly helped that he inherited some amazing DNA from what we can assume is the deep end of the gene pool, and matched […]
Day Two at Newport Folk Fest Is Hotter Than a Smoke Show and Kris Kristofferson is Everywhere
Pop is fun, but it’s a hell of a lot more so when things get weird.
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.