Concerts

Minus The Bear @ Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—Mid-heat wave, the last idea I would have had for cooling off is to go to a concert at Starland Ballroom. Much to my surprise, it was the perfect offbeat solution. I arrived near the end of Ev...

Islands @ Music Hall Of Williamburg

BROOKLYN, NY—There are those who would complain that indie rock as we know it today has become a cesspool of self-importance and hip elitism, and let’s face it—those people have a point. It can seem like every ...

Rasputina @ Le Poisson Rouge

NEW YORK, NY—An “Oh shit” slipped from my lips as the brawny watchdogs (a.k.a. security guards) at the front doors of Le Poisson Rouge informed me that there were only 15 minutes left to the main act’s set—a qu...

Floor @ Club Europa

BROOKLYN, NY—Ask a roomful of people who Floor is and they’ll think you’re either stupid or crazy. Obviously, it’s not a who, it’s a what, and you’re standing on it. But there are those few (you know, the ki...

Eyehategod @ Daniel Street Club

MILTON, CT—After Black Sabbath no band has been more important to the development of doom and sludge metal than New Orleans-based misanthropes, Eyehategod. Having endured several hiatuses over the years due to ...

GWAR @ Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—Joey Ramone was an ancient 45-years-old during his band’s final tour in 1996, and he sang “Beat on the brat with a baseball bat” until the bitter end. The human life form that inhabits GWAR’s fro...
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