Motley Crue @ The Hard Rock Cafe

Christmas came early for me this year, boys and girls! I was recently invited to a private star-studded Motley Crue concert down at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square. The event was part of The Hard Rock 35th Anniversary Ambassadors Of Rock Tour to commemorate the Hard Rock’s 35th …

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Dark Globe: Nostalgia For The Future

Dark Globe are a British electronica duo, featuring a rotating cast of singers spread throughout their curiously-titled debut, Nostalgia For The Future, most of which was culled from 12”, random EPs and mixes as early as 2003. With a predominant up-tempo downbeat-driven sound, it’s obvious Dark Globe are maintaining …

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Wired All Wrong: Break Out The Battle Tapes

Wired All Wrong are Jeff Turzo from God Lives Underwater, and Matt Mahaffey from the less-recognizable Self. The two, drawn by some mystical force, decided it would be a really good idea to make music together. It is to wonder.

Most of the tracks on the record come off like …

by   |  09/13/2006  |  Comments (1)

Steely Dan @ PNC Bank Arts Center

This intriguing double bill, bringing together former bandmates, promised to be one of the highlights of the summer concert season. Michael McDonald had a stint as a member of Steely Dan prior to his rise to fame as a member of the Doobie Brothers. Steely Dan had a rather lengthy …

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Mouth Of The Architect: The Ties That Bind

The first 30 seconds of opener “Boabab” do plenty to sum up what’s at the core of Mouth Of The Architect’s second full-length for Translation Loss. It is a massive, plodding, methodical and insurmountable wall of riffing. Though the band changes up the tempo a little more than on their …

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O.A.R. @ Tweeter Center

Unlike so many artists that are quick to forget their back catalogs once they’ve had a mainstream hit, O.A.R. chose to remember their rich repertoire over generating easy applause from the newly anointed during their Aug. 10 performance at the Tweeter Center on The Waterfront in Camden, NJ.

At a …

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Ziggy Marley @ Bowery Ballroom

Bob Marley’s eldest son Ziggy lit up The Bowery Ballroom with a smoking set of roots, rock and reggae. Whereas brother Damien’s Welcome To Jamrock is a contemporary take on the genre, combining dancehall and rap in its wake, Ziggy’s is a down home, grass roots affair where the love …

by   |  08/23/2006  |  Comments Off on Ziggy Marley @ Bowery Ballroom

Against Me!: Americans Abroad: Live

Against Me!, known for their constant touring and use of an exclamation point, highlight both these aspects on their new live record, which contains tracks from As The Eternal Cowboy, Reinventing Axl Rose and Searching For A Former Clarity. The record also features an unreleased song, “Americans Abroad,” …

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Silver Mt. Zion @ First Unitarian Church

If one wishes to experience the closest thing to a perfect night of musical entertainment, they need only buy a ticket to the next Silver Mt. Zion show in their area. Luckily for me, I only live about an hour from where they played on July 31. For the price …

by   |  08/16/2006  |  Comments Off on Silver Mt. Zion @ First Unitarian Church

Edgewater: We’re Not Robots

We’re Not Robots is a problematic title for an album. So is PeoplePC commercial cover art. But nothing quite prepared me for what was to come inside—nu-metal.

That’s right, a genre that for all intents and purposes was put out to pasture at least half a decade ago, with only …

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