Interview With Taking Back Sunday: Now Tell Them Louder

If anything, life in the Taking Back Sunday camp is never dull. After releasing Tell All Your Friends in 2002 and cultivating a rather rabid fanbase, this Long Island crew lost a few key members. TBS emerged from that crisis relatively unscathed and certainly unphased, replacing their prodigal sons, and …

by   |  04/26/2006  |  Comments Off on Interview With Taking Back Sunday: Now Tell Them Louder

Interview with Thursday: Love For The Garden State

One brisk, late winter evening, I was walking downtown to a listening party at New York City’s The Spotted Pig for Thursday’s new album, and sophomore effort for Island, A City By The Light Divided. As I turned the corner, I saw drummer Tucker Rule, guitarist Tom Keeley, out …

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Mudvayne @ CBGB’s

Factor into the equation that the first time I saw Mudvayne perform, it was July 2000, and the members were sporting painted faces (but not black metal corpse paint) at the height of the Slipknot copycat craze, performing for 20 minutes at Tattoo The Earth, the traveling tattoo tour that …

by   |  03/09/2005  |  Comments Off on Mudvayne @ CBGB’s

Thursday @ Starland Balllroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—I juggled my vacation plans in order to catch both post-Christmas Thursday shows at the Starland Ballroom because I knew that this would be the last time the beloved New Brunswick band would be playing live for quite some time, a cold, hard-to-swallow fact that singer Geoff Rickly announced …

by   |  01/12/2005  |  Comments Off on Thursday @ Starland Balllroom


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