While trying not to be consumed in depression about elections in my country of birth today, where the state of politics is at a depressingly all time low and the best case I can think of is a gridlocked hung parliament, I find the best medicine is always live music. So here we go, drink […]
It’s already been a good week with shows by Tool and Mikal Cronin in the bag, so let’s pull things kicking and screaming into the weekend.
We’re apparently five weeks away from Winter, not sure the weather got the memo. Anyway, let’s dive right into the best shows you can catch over the next few days.
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.
Looks like we’re in for a mostly pleasant weekend weather-wise, and there might not be too many of those left for the next few months, so make the most of it. This week it’s all about tried-and-tested excellent acts.
Philly quartet Sheer Mag put out their excellent new album, A Distant Call in August and those with a hankering for Thin Lizzy-esque rock should listen to it at your nearest convenience (or inconvenience, even). Produced by Arthur Rizk, the record nails a classic sound and captures the band at their most accomplished to date, while their previous efforts […]
It’s always sad to hear of impending venue closures like Brooklyn Bazaar, come to think of it we’re almost at the 5-year anniversary of Vice media ripping Death By Audio out of our still beating hearts (still not over it). Anyway, let’s try to be a bit more positive with these excellent shows…
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?
In what is usually a somber and reflective week, it’s important to remember that should also include some joy and gratitude of what we still have and can achieve. For the purpose of this weekly column, that includes the experience that only live music can bring.