Reviews

Behemoth: The Apostasy

I’m not sure if God exists, but I know Behemoth would kill Him if Nietzsche didn’t finish the job. Proven by 2004’s Demigod as far and away the most brutal of the new crop of black/death metal, Poland’s Behemot...
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The Machine @ Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE NJ—Yahoo lists 12 Pink Floyd cover or “tribute” bands, including entries from L.A., Germany, Denmark, Canada and the U.K. New York’s own The Machine perform worldwide, but also quite regularly in our...

Candlemass: King Of The Grey Islands

There’s a commercial with a corresponding jingle from Peter Paul candy for Almond Joy and Mounds bars. I’ve already tortured you enough by referencing it, so I won’t bother to type it out, but the general idea ...

Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger

The first time I heard Ryan Adams, I was coming up Ocean Parkway from Gilgo Beach while a friend played Love Is Hell. It wasn’t anything I hadn’t heard before, but the material was rich in both style and substa...
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Arctic Monkeys @ Hammerstein Ballroom

NEW YORK, NY—It wasn’t the scent of burning grass that filled the rafters at Hammerstein Ballroom, but rather it was the stumble of a wee too many pints at the corner pub that set the overtone for an evening of...

Patton Oswalt: Werewolves And Lollipops

There’s a number of examples of Patton Oswalt’s immense talent for absurdist description. Here’s how he describes his entire set: “Oh, my penis, wah!” In a way, he’s right. That talent is what holds the appr...
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Roger Waters @ Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK, NY—Roger Waters played it like a psychedelic shaman at the the altar of this Garden party, throwing off diatribes at the power elite and that fine line between intellectual euphoria and mental madness...

Savath & Savalas: Golden Pollen

One of the many forms that Prefuse 73 mastermind Guillermo Scott Herren takes, Savath & Savalas is likely his personal favorite, but it’s far removed from his better-known glitch/hip hop project. It’s a laz...
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Haale @ Joe’s Pub

NEW YORK, NY—Bronx-born and of Persian descent, Haale listened to musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Persian singer Hayedeh a lot while growing up. She didn’t pick up a guitar until 1996, but once she did, she beg...
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