Queens Of The Stone Age: Lullabies To Paralyze

Sure to find its way onto many a critic’s Top 10 list this year, Lullabies To Paralyze, the latest offering from Josh Homme’s main gig, Queens Of The Stone Age, is nearly impossible to discuss without mentioning the line-up changes from their 2002 breakthrough Songs For The Deaf.…

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Death From Above 1979 @ The Bowery Ballroom

After ambling home from the sold out Death From Above 1979 show at The Bowery Ballroom, I attempted to write a review. As I sat down to my laptop, Jesse Keeler’s bass still buzzing in my head, I was at a loss. How do I write a review of a …

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd @ Bowery Ballroom

One might think in this age of DJs and music sampling that a great live performance is becoming a thing of the past. Well, not if Kenny Wayne Shepherd has anything to say about it. The young gun many had written off as a Stevie Ray Vaughan coattail rider has …

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The Mars Volta: Frances The Mute

You have to be really patient to even think about getting into this record. For real, seriously, like there is no other way to put it. Normally, this kind of thing really excites me but it literally took me about three weeks of repeated listens to be able to determine …

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Mudvayne @ CBGB’s

Factor into the equation that the first time I saw Mudvayne perform, it was July 2000, and the members were sporting painted faces (but not black metal corpse paint) at the height of the Slipknot copycat craze, performing for 20 minutes at Tattoo The Earth, the traveling tattoo tour that …

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Various Artists: Global Underground: After Hours

This two disc set is a marathon of moodiness that will brig you home and slump you back into your seat in such a way that you may never want to leave your house again let alone go back out into the club. Now what you do in said chair …

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Omarion: O

B2K was pretty whack if you are an adult urban fan.That’s just the way it is. If you’re a preteen or a teen or were so when the shit was hot you might disagree but whatever, the shit was whack to these ears because…nah it just sucked. Because as a …

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The Polyphonic Spree @ Warsaw

It was a night of choral thunder and sanctimonious boom where the band’s sonic swirls, bombastic pop and bouncy beats sucked the bad karma out of the room like a meeting with the Dalai Lama. The Polyphonic Spree turned the reformed Polish social club into a rock church with its …

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Entombed @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Tours come and tours go. Great shows last forever in the memories of those lucky enough to have seen them.

Entombed, among the forefathers of the original Swedish death metal sound, met with Crowbar, the kings of New Orleans sludge, supported by Pro- Pain, the toughest of old-school New York …

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Ani DiFranco: Knuckle Down

This is a different ADF record because home girl finally lets someone else in on the production side of the album and it shows. Fellow musician Joe Henry comes through and earns his keep by shifting things around enough to keep them interesting without changing up ADF’s core vibe.

The …

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