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Thursday, November 14 2013

Slayer - 5 November, Saskatoon, SK

When faced with the task of restoring one's credibility, cranking out the old stuff always works.


Wednesday, November 13 2013

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe + Zach Deputy: 25 October 2013 - Solana Beach, CA

Denson and company have provided a valuable 21st century service in delivering their ever dependable groovy dance jams, year after year, without fail.


Friday, November 8 2013

Merle Haggard: 31 October 2013 - Carmel, IN

Haggard and his songs managed to leave a far greater impression than the over-the-top venue.


Thursday, November 7 2013

All Our Happy Days Are Stupid: 24 October 2013 - Toronto

Sheila Heti (author of the brilliant, convention-defying novel How Should a Person Be) wrote a play over a decade ago, but no one could figure out how to stage it. Until now.


Wednesday, November 6 2013

Dixie Chicks: 3 November, Saskatoon, SK

A recent stop on the trio's reunion tour yielded a streamlined, subtly triumphant show.


Tuesday, November 5 2013

Blues Traveler: 22 October 2013 - Los Angeles

John Popper remains a premiere bluesman and harmonica virtuoso, while the Kinchla brothers make for a dynamic backing duo.


Friday, November 1 2013

Korn + Deftones: 2 October 2013 and 3 October 2013 - Chicago

Korn and Deftones provide flashbacks while looking to the future.


Wednesday, October 30 2013

‘New York Film Festival 2013’: A Dizzying Panorama

The Wind Rises was the first film that I saw at the Festival and a lovely note on which to close, creating the sense of wonder and excitement you want from movies.


Tuesday, October 29 2013

Decibel X: September 2013 - Seattle, WA

On September 25 through 29, the seaport city of Seattle, Washington lit up for the tenth time with one of the largest live event programs in North America.


Friday, October 25 2013

Pearl Jam: 18 October 2013 - Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY (Photos)

Twenty-three years in, Pearl Jam may no longer be grunge. They may no longer be young. But the band took the Barclays Center by storm and sold out two nights.


Thursday, October 24 2013

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: 8 October 2013 - New York

There’s a good reason CGS has been winning raves from critics and musicians and growing its fan base outside Italy. It is a great band that sounds like no other, with an exotic mystique and a unique musical identity.


Thursday, October 10 2013

Alabama Shakes: 19 September 2013 - Charleston, SC

Ms. Howard isn't much for talking between songs, yet when she does there comes from her mouth a gravity of soul and generous humor that stands in glaring contrast to the subject matter of her lyrics.


Wednesday, October 9 2013

Sandra St. Victor: 24 September 2013 - New York

"Joe, you can have your home back tomorrow," said Sandra St. Victor at her CD release. Make no mistake, for one night Joe's Pub became "San's Pub".


Monday, October 7 2013

John Zorn + Ryuichi Sakamoto: Zorn@60, 4 October 2013 - Japan Society, New York

An entirely improvised performance by two of the scene's avant-garde composers


Friday, October 4 2013

The Replacements: 15 September 2013 - Chicago

The Replacements that showed up in Chicago played like they had just taken a short break to do some solo stuff and were fully confident in returning as the great American rock band.


Thursday, October 3 2013

Mickey Hart Band: 9 September 2013 - San Diego, CA

The current version of the Mickey Hart Band seems to have found a niche to explore some new sonic ground while still mining some old favorites.


Monday, September 30 2013

Deerhunter: 18 September 2013 - New York

The band will one day pass the torch to another group of rockers with that rare balance of charisma and craft, but Deerhunter reigns in the meantime.


Friday, September 27 2013

Yellowcard: 14 September 2013 - Indianapolis, IN

At its core, Ocean Avenue is about leaving home for the first time and the struggle to balance your life past with what lies ahead. It’s no surprise that this album proved to be the soundtrack for that period for so many of us.


Thursday, September 26 2013

STS9: 6 September 2013 - Morrison, CO

STS9’s headlining appearances at Red Rocks have become known as one of the magical venue’s seasonal highlights in any year.


Monday, September 23 2013

Nile + Ex Deo + Svart Crown

Tonight Nile are relentless in their Ithyphallic onslaught.


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