Progressive metal and post-metal made for a sold out show at Roadrunner in Boston last night, May 4. Here's some shots from the evening.
Boston Calling 2022 Comes on Strong Despite Nasty Weather, Artist Cancellations
Following two years of having to cancel due to the ongoing pandemic, Boston Calling made a triumphant return over Memorial Day Weekend, but it wasn't without its hiccups...or straight up coughing fits. The Strokes had to bail out as the second night's headliner, only to be replaced by Nine Inch Nails, who had already killed... Continue Reading →
Photo Gallery: Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley Play Boston
There's an abundance of Alice Cooper related posts this week, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Earlier this week, I caught the shock rocker live in Boston at the Leader Bank Pavilion. Opener was Ace Frehley, who I hadn't seen live since the 1996 KISS reunion tour. The Spaceman did a great set, mainly because... Continue Reading →
KISS Resume ‘End of the Road’ Tour
Kiss resumed their End of the Road tour last night at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass. more than 17 months since the last show of the trek, with this current leg having been interrupted and significantly rerouted since it was first announced in Dec. 2019 due to COVID-19. The band showed little signs of rust though,... Continue Reading →
R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen passed away today at the age of 65. It's a brutal blow to music and to me personally as his namesake band was one of my favorites - hands down - when it came to rock and roll. I've got many memories from over the years involving Van Halen, and will be... Continue Reading →
Part of Me: Chris Cornell Calls It a Day, My Heart Breaks
Chris Cornell died. I didn't know him...but it still hurt.
Havin’ it in Toronto
One of the musical acts I've been into for a couple years now is Sleaford Mods, an inventive duo out of England. Stripped down, it's observational punk hip-hop with frontman Jason Williamson spouting off about working class struggles with a mixture of humor, anger and disbelief backed by the laptop created beats from Andrew Fearn.... Continue Reading →
AC/Donsie? Hope Not.
Following a whirlwind weekend where I flew out to Chicago for this year's edition of Riot Fest to catch a reunion by the Misfits with Glenn Danzig, Social Distortion do their album White Light, White Heat, White Trash in full and a slew of other acts over a three-day period, I made a quick pit-stop... Continue Reading →
Marathon Monday in Boston
One of the best things I stumbled across this past weekend.