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.
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.