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 […]
You’re probably hungover, so I’m not going to bore you with the normal drivel. What I will say is, I hope you had a wonderful day off from work. Even if you’re feeling less than patriotic these days, you can still enjoy a little R&R away from the office. For those of you who didn’t […]
In a week dominated by inhumane actions stemmed from our wannabe-dictator of a president, it’s pretty hard to come up with any kind of intro to this weekend’s choice selection of shows… but whether you’re just looking to switch your brain off or a reward for fighting a good cause, it’s important to take stock […]
The event this year is at Brooklyn Steel. Tickets start at $55 in advance, $60 at the door. More information here. For one night only, an incredible array of dozens of Bushwick restaurants, bars, shops and businesses gather to celebrate the neighborhood’s vibrant culinary life while offering tastes of their food and drink. Venders this […]