Recent Articles in Live Reviews

Bonnaroo 2011: The Ten-Mile Odyssey and Orwellian Undertones Are Still Worth It

This year, I was excited to see both Sleigh Bells and Band of Skulls, but many others had the same idea, since both performances were relatively packed, considering they were both tent shows on Thursday. Neither band disappointed, whether it was explosive sounds and lights from Sleigh Bells or the bluesy cords of Band of Skulls. I had gone into the festival predicting that Band of Skulls will make the same type of jump in exposure as Mumford & Sons had during the previous year…

20 Jun 2011 | 1 comment | More

Zaza and Dead Leaf Echo Play First Night of Northside Fest, 6.16.11

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We eased into the first night of Northside Festival 2011 with two great NYC bands playing aside from the main …Read the Rest

18 Jun 2011 | 1 comment | More

Man Man and My New Blue Kazoo at Williamsburg Music Hall, 6.01.11

I found this intriguing paragraph on the site kazoos.com and have to share it with any Man Man fans who may read this, since most of us at the show probably passed by their merch table and picked up a free plastic kazoo, courtesy of the band…

3 Jun 2011 | More

Airborne Toxic Event: Two Days, Three Shows in Chicago

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Last week, I caught three shows by The Airborne Toxic Event, and all three were some of the best shows I’ve ever been to, simply put.

24 May 2011 | 2 comments | More

Rise Against and Bad Religion at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Friday the 13th, 2011

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This past weekend, I caught the Four Year Strong, Bad Religion and Rise Against show at the historic Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. The Aragon opened in 1926, and I’m sure the original attendees had no idea what was in store for their quaint dance hall.

14 May 2011 | More

How To Throw A Proper Dance Party

Rinse it.

16 Apr 2011 | More

Where Were You During the S!CK Salem Show, NYC, 3.19.11?

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When people, weeks from now, ask me where I was five minutes before Salem was due to begin their NYC set at our S!CK party, (as part of their tour that willfully ignored SXSW), I will be able to answer that I was at a McDonald’s four blocks away from Santo’s, the venue.

22 Mar 2011 | 5 comments | More

The Aussie BBQ, Sans BBQ, Hit NYC on Sunday, 03.13.11

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Since we arrived to find a half-empty Bowery Ballroom with its Oz crowd chilling sit-in style during one of the acoustic acts that happened just after Grand Atlantic opened the day’s events, my trusty photographer and I decided to skip out for a quick mimosa at a French café across Bowery. We reentered upon an energizing set from the dapper Drawn from Bees already in full sway…

15 Mar 2011 | More

Video: Light Asylum Live at Coco 66

Light Asylum played last Saturday at Coco 66 in Brooklyn, the venue was packed and over capacity by the time …Read the Rest

8 Mar 2011 | More

Watch Now: Beacon Live at Public Assembly

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzWSCCTPpDE This is Beacon, made up of Tom and Jake, performing live at Public Assembly. I’m very quickly becoming entranced …Read the Rest

7 Mar 2011 | 2 comments | More