Nebula: Apollo

The follow up to Nebula’s 2003 Liquor And Poker Music debut, Atomic Ritual, Apollo sees Nebula grow even further beyond the space rock elements brought into that album. Grounded in riffy grooves, Nebula lift off with the appropriately-titled intro, “Orbit,” leading into “Loose Cannon,” where the energy of the …

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Prince @ Nokia Theatre

Every so often, the clouds above unexpectedly part and you’re graced with the light of great fortune. This could come in the form of love or an unforeseen scholastic or professional achievement or, in this case, a private Prince concert. Either way, you walk away having experienced something completely exciting …

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The Hellacopters: Rock & Roll Is Dead

Simple without being minimalist, sexy without being over-stylized, The Hellacopters’ music, already the stuff of legend in their native Sweden, have been waiting for years to break through to the American mainstream. And indeed, if it doesn’t happen this time, the title Rock & Roll Is Dead might be more …

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Mudvayne @ Starland Ballroom

What happens when you cross a barrage of maniacal metal with a trippy alt-core juggernaut; some thundering and lightning-fast grooves; and an in-your-face, staccato attack? It’s the Masters of Horror, of course!

Bobaflex hightailed it out of West Virginia with influences like Queen, Wu-Tang Clan, and local WV bluegrass. By …

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Queen @ Continental Airlines Arena

With only two appearances, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast, concertgoers at the Continental Airlines Arena at the Meadowlands had the opportunity to witness a rare event here in the States. A spectacular show billed as Queen + Paul Rogers. On the heels of a …

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Knut: Terraformer

Despite being close to celebrating a dozen years as a band, few folk on this side of the Atlantic (and probably not so many on the other) have heard of the name, let alone the band. I myself can’t exactly say I’ve been tracking Knut since their early demos, but …

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Devendra Banhart And The Hairy Fairies @ Webster Hall

It was cosmic being at the Webster Hall, San Fran style as Devendra Banhart and his troupe of bearded gents took over the downtown disco combining freako-folk and a gathering of the vibes into a free-for-all boogie-thon reminiscent of the Grateful Dead’s glory days. This time around, a playful aura …

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Thrice: Vheissu

Thrice have had an unusual development over the last few years; their debut Identity Crisis was indeed just that, 2002’s The Illusion Of Safety displayed some of their strongest material—a thrashy, technical, hardcore-influenced epic, and their most recent effort, The Artist In The Ambulance was a conceptual, but incompletely realized, …

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Thelonious Monk Quartet: With John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

Oh, to be hip in 1957. Nov. 29 at Carnegie Hall: on a bill with Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Sonny Rollins and more, a truly special collaboration occurred. To witness the meeting of the minds, Monk and Coltrane, is the forgotten trip of the wayback machine. A fantastic …

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Fixer @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise

What a trip! Take a two-level cruise boat, add a trio of bands and 100 or so fans, throw in a small bar and a simple sound system. Toss it into the East River and head south. For three hours, revelers aboard the Half Moon enjoyed cool breezes, gorgeous views …

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