Colder temperatures are coming in, folks, and almost all the featured shows this week could well be enjoyed around a fireplace. Get some extra layers on and don’t let the cold put you off enjoying yourself.
We’re back after a brief west-coast break – yes the weather was lovely, yes the tacos were great. Tacos can only bring so much joy though and the serious business of attending concerts must go on.
There’s a good mix of guitar-based shows this weekend, albeit a very cruel Saturday for my musical tastes in particular. Where are we with that being-in-multiple-places-at-the-same-time technology thing?
OK, so a bit of a weird week overall, but don’t blame the messenger. I just write about this shit. WHAT TO HEAR: Kicking things off in fittingly caustic fashion is Generation Coward (Willowtip Records), the latest batch of ruthless political grind from Orange County legends Phobia. A direct response to the horror of being […]
We’ve had crappy weather for days but the weekends looks like it should be nice, which is good because there are some excellent outdoor concerts to see. This week’s selection is mostly celebrating artists who have been in the game for decades rather then some fresh-faced newcomers, so here’s a big tip of the hat […]
Happy almost-April! Summer announcements are starting to trickle in and I’m starting to see a few tulips sprouting from the ground… let’s keep the optimism going with these great shows.
Now that the turkey coma has finally subsided, it’s time to work off those leftovers! Since we’re all so busy with the holidays and such, I’m going to just cut to the chase and include a collection of December shows you won’t want to miss. This is my way of helping you plan ahead, because […]
Happy August everyone, which apparently translates to happy scattered thunderstorm forecast week. Let’s hope that proves to be inaccurate because most of the recommendations this weekend are outdoors or have outdoor spaces, so we could well be in for a miserable ride. Alas, see you at the bar…
After several crazy weeks, things cool down on the release front this weekend—the last of July, in case you’ve been slacking on your summer metal binge and need a kick in the ass. As always, however, quality reigns over quantity, and in that respect, we are doing just fine once again.
Originally I was feeling guilty about missing the last two release weeks, which were absolutely packed with flashpoint metal records…then I took a look at this week’s lineup. Yeah, sorry, not sorry. WHAT TO HEAR: Let’s start this week at the fucking bottom with Mutilation Rites’ scathing new full-length, Chasm (Gilead Media). A crusty grind […]