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The Mountain Goats had to scale heady heights to battle the noise coming from another show downstairs at Webster Hall on Thursday night, but the sold out crowd would not be deterred either. The band were celebrating the release of their 15th studio album, Beat the Champ, which came out on Merge Records on the 7th of […]
At the time of writing, it’s supposed to be a pretty gorgeous weekend (Saturday and Sunday, at least), which should hopefully make a good impression as there are a lot of bands from out-of-town in the column this week. 5) Tyvek, Laced, Honey and B-Boys at Silent Barn Tyvek make the trip from Detroit Support comes […]
Eight months ago, when I first started filling this space with the rantings and ravings of both myself and the metal underground at large, I strongly considered calling it “Tuesdays Have No Feel”, in tribute to one Seinfeld’s finest nothing-isms ever. Revisiting that today, however, l now see that would have been a misnomer of […]
Deerhoof brought their current tour to a close with a career-spanning party at the Marlin room on Saturday night. I prefer the Marlin Room to the Studio downstairs (and the ballroom, naturally), it’s a nice sized space with a low ceiling and good sight lines, there is some sound bleed from the other rooms, but aside from […]
It’s already been a fine week for gigs so far, with neo-classical being the order of things until now (reviews for A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Max Richter coming soon!), but it’s time to swap bowed instruments for guitars, and a bit of brass, with the weekend choices. 5) The Budos Band at […]
We were spoiled for choice last weekend with many acts en-route to SXSW, but now it seems like every band on the planet is in Texas, what have we been left with? Fortunately, there was no reason to worry about a vacuum being created.
In a fit of domestication (and, in this case, transparency), I spent this past Sunday assembling IKEA furniture for my girlfriend. And as anyone who has ever spent their weekend assembling IKEA furniture can tell you, the only thing it makes you want to do is throw on something caustic and smash that pile of […]
The Patriots won, the Mayor didn’t kill the groundhog and your brain should finally be starting to recover from that booze-fueled romp that you took this weekend. Can you believe it’s already February? I have plenty to show for this year. For starters, I have a pretty cool looking bruise on my right thigh and […]
Well, it’s officially 2015. I’m going to do the basic bitch thing and proceed to cleanse this month. After all, my body is so toxic at the moment that my eyes are literally swollen (that’s how you “do the holidays”, kids). So instead of drinking, smoking, eating cheeseburgers, drinking coffee, or doing anything else that […]