Los Angeles - Syracuse band Ra Ra Riot set the stage on fire Friday night, at the Greek Theatre, opening for Young The Giant. As far as openers go, Ra Ra Riot could have easily been the headliner, considering the band’s 2016 record, Need Your Light, is the quintet’s liveliest and most enthused material to date.
San Francisco – “Can we be real?” OK, let’s be honest – how often is it, in the most honestly painful scope of reality, that someone actually asks this question of oneself? Hmmm? Would I be terribly cynical/naïve/clueless if I were to say…er…almost never? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Ok, broader inquiry: how often is
San Francisco – Every October, for ten years, concert fans in the Bay Area have been flocking to the Treasure Island Music Festival, a small oasis located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay promising a weekend filled with music and celebration. Plagued by several last-minute artist cancellations and a very rough period of
London – Perhaps it’s no accident that the acronym of new spin-off band from the UK’s Morton Valence, Black Angel Drifter, is BAD. Not that its eponymously titled debut album is at all bad – far from it – but it is typical of the black humour that MV’s front man Robert “Hacker” Jessett employs.
Oakland – We all have that friend… you know the one: that one guy or gal that claims that the title of the best band they’ve ever seen live, or the best studio sessions they’ve ever surrendered to happen to belong to some random, semi-esoteric duo or trio, despite the fact that you know they’ve
New York – Public Access T.V. may be better known as “the band whose apartment exploded,” but the New York band is quickly garnering acclaim for its energetic live shows, around the country. This popularity was in full force on a Fall Friday night, as Public Access T.V. performed in front a packed crowd at the
London – The Victoria in Dalston, East London is one of those little gems of live music venues that the city specialises in; a traditional pub with the added excitement that you enter the modestly proportioned, black walled gig room via a bookcase. Harry Potter, eat ‘ya heart out. This particular night, it was hosting Flock
London – With critical approval and a diehard fan base on board, the English duo of Adam Pickering and Paula Walker aka The Daydream Club has carried one of those “hotly tipped” mantles for some time. The release of Lux should find the recently married couple pitched on the verge of a bigger breakthrough, with
New York - “I request another dream / I need a forest fire,” James Blake sings on his latest album The Colour In Anything. Playing to a sold out audience at Radio City Musical Hall, Monday night, he demonstrated another dream: igniting a fire, demonstrating what a concert can and should be like in a 6,000
London – Hoxton Hall is almost out of an Old Curiosity Shop of London venues. The 150 year-old building has acted at one time or other as a music hall, Quaker mission, WWII air raid shelter, theatre, and youth arts centre. On this particular night, it was hosting a sold-out show by The Head and The