Reviews

The Atomic Bitchwax: Boxriff

Contributing to that ever-blurring line between what’s strictly audio and what’s strictly video comes NJ’s own fuzzmasters, The Atomic Bitchwax, with Boxriff, a single release that is at once an EP of new mater...
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Paul Stanley @ Irving Plaza

Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley took on the crowd at Irving Plaza with an in your face rock performance that was a no frills affair of blasting rock and singalong choruses. Unmasked this time around, the starman cr...

Botch: 061502

A long-awaited live release for fans of the west coast grindcore myth referred to as, simply, “Botch,” 061502 is, in fact, a DVD/CD set, which really gives it the title of “Combined Disc Of The Week.” Sort of l...

Various Artists: Sucking The ’70s

Like the 2002 compilation which preceded it, this edition of Small Stone’s Sucking The ’70s puts some of stoner rock’s finest in their perfect element, covering classic ’70s hard rock tunes with a modern, smoky...

The Who: Endless Wire

Erase all preconceptions. The Who are back and on their first album in 24 years they have managed to shatter all expectations. Somehow Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey rekindled the magic of years past to creat...
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Journey / Def Leppard @ Borgata Hotel

This tour is an interesting mix of styles and it features two bands that have been playing to millions of fans over the years— Journey and Def Leppard. Journey have gone through some changes over the years b...

Battle of Mice: A Day of Nights

It is both impossible and inappropriate to separate A Day Of Nights from the narrative out of which it was created. Not only is the fluctuating personal relationship of Red Sparowes’ Josh Graham and Made Out O...
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Sufjan Stevens @ Town Hall

At the first of three sold-out shows at The Town Hall, Sufjan Stevens demonstrated that a large band performing in a mid-sized hall can still provide the type of intimate performance usually reserved for small ...