On a rainy Sunday Night (All Hallows’ Eve, to be specific) Philadelphia’s Underground Arts hosted a punk show made up of bands that are rapidly growing into formidable musical entities: Bad Cop/Bad Cop and The Interrupters. Continue reading Bad Cop/ Bad Cop with The Interrupters at Underground Arts
October 11th, 2016. Sands Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
With five bands on the bill, someone had to go first and that was Butcher Babies. Unfortunately, this show had an extremely early start time, so this reviewer managed to arrive right as they bid farewell to the crowd. Still, judging by seeing them in the past, they surely had an energetic performance highlighting their latest release Take It Like A Man. Continue reading Megadeth Brings the ‘Dystopia Tour’ to the SEC
Over the past week and a half, I’ve seen several erroneous reports that a “lost” Bowie album has resurfaced and is now available for purchase. What these articles are referring to is what the Bowie camp are purporting to be The Gouster, a scrapped album that eventually gave way to Young Americans, currently included in the recently released Who Can I Be Now? box set. Continue reading Album Review: David Bowie – ‘Who Can I Be Now?’ (1974 to 1976) Box Set
Between The Buried And Me‘s frontman Tommy Rogers has a new record coming out November 4th under his Giles moniker called Velcro_Kid via Sumerian Records.
You can check out the first single “Strangers In A Paranoid Mind” which has a heavy industrial-vibe below. Also, look for current tour mates Devin Townsend guest on the song “Gazer.”
Velcro Kid comes out November 4, and you can pre-order it here.
9/15/16 – Transcending the Coma Tour – The Devin Townsend Project / Between the Buried and Me with Fallujah – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Traffic and parking prevented us from witnessing opening act Fallujah’s performance. Reports seem to indicate that they put their latest release Dreamless firmly in the spotlight.
Between the Buried and Me were the second act of the evening and, as promised, played their latest album Coma Ecliptic in full. Coma Ecliptic was my favorite album of 2015, so seeing it in person was an experience that was perhaps best appreciated by those of us who had a familiarity with the concept and story. Then again, fans of progressive rock can also enjoy it as it may be the most accessible collection of songs the band has put out yet. The narrative helps to make it cohesive as a collection. Continue reading Transcending the Coma Tour
A few years ago, Henry and a mutual friend conducted an interview with Buddy (trombone) of Less Than Jake written by me. In a lot of ways, even though I had never spoken to Chris (guitar and vocals), this felt like a follow-up. They didn’t have a lot to report in terms of new developments, but we dove into the election theme of their Warped shows, why they have been putting out some of their best work lately, possible future ways they will be releasing music, releasing a live album…. that was recorded 15 years earlier and their 5th annual Wake and Bake Festival in Gainesville, FL. Continue reading Exclusive Interview: Less Than Jake