Reviews

Quodia: The Arrow

With an initial resemblance to children’s storybooks-on-tape via its calm, purposeful vocals over a minimal musical soundscape, The Arrow: A Story In Seven Parts is at its base that very idea. After touring thi...

UNKLE: War Stories

The first full-length in four years from the electronica duo of James Lavelle and Richard File, better known as UNKLE, War Stories is an unexpected rock album. From Lavelle’s hip-hop/ dance and electronic roots...
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Collective Soul @ Nokia Theatre

NEW YORK, NY—Only one sentence reminded me that indeed the members of Collective Soul hail from Atlanta, Georgia, not California: “Southern gentlemen getting that Northern hospitality, man.” Though, even tha...

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...
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