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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 th...

Opeth: Ghost Reveries

The opening inset of the liner notes reads:“Ghost Reveries: an observation by Opeth.” I promptly fell over from the sheer pretentiousness— I want to see what Opeth are looking at. And woe that there is no great...

Charlie Mingus: East Coasting

Opening with a three-a.m. walk down a city street with a particular lonely take on the standard “Memories Of You,” this reissue of one of Mingus’ less acclaimed releases instantly shows its superior mastering q...

Nine Black Alps: Nine Black Alps EP

They’re from Manchester, they have guitars and raw production, they have to suck, right? It’s a pretty mathematical formula, and one which Nine Black Alps (who take their name from a Sylvia Plath line) are only...
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Ringo & The Roundheads @ Irving Plaza

What’s my name? The former Beatle called out to the crowd at Irving Plaza followed by a resounding R-I-N-G-O, and “Do you feel better now?” With a wink and a nod the band laced into “I’m The Greatest “from his ...

Clutch: Robot Hive/Exodus

Really, this could be a three-word review. For anyone who has ever heard them, or experienced their live show, all I’d really have to say here is “Dude, it’s Clutch,” and it would justify their being Disc Of Th...
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Anthrax @ Starland Ballroom

Reunions can be a tricky proposition. There’s the nostalgic thrill of seeing your favorite band rage and pillage through their back catalog like they did when you were 13...however, with every reunion comes the...
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