Concert Reviews

Sparta Bring First Tour in Six Years to Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Let’s get this out of the way first: when At the Drive-In dissolved in 2001, it split into two groups. Singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez formed The Mars Volta. Singer/guitarist Jim Ward, drummer ...

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Mike Gordon Delivers Expansive Show, Big “Cities” Set Closer in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Mike Gordon and his band came to Portland, Oregon’s Wonder Ballroom on Saturday, February 10th and played an expansive, flowing show for the jam-packed crowd. Gordon’s band includes Scott Murawski on guitar, Robert Walter on ...

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ALO and Monophonics Bring the Love to Portland With Tour d’Amour (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

ALO (a.k.a. Animal Liberation Orchestra) brought their 12th annual Tour d’Amour to Portland, Oregon’s Wonder Ballroom last Friday, February 9th, as they spread the love up the West Coast from their Bay Area home. For ...

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Golden Dawn Arkestra Storm Brooklyn With Cosmic Funk Experience (SHOW REVIEW)

Cross the afrofuturistic big band jazz of the Sun Ra Arkestra with the deep grooves and party mentality of Parliament Funkadelic and you get Golden Dawn Arkestra. Under the guidance of bandleader Topaz McGarrigle, known ...

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Worcester’s Black Label Family o’ Doom & Fellow Berzerkers Unite at Palladium for Zakk Wylde & Black Label Society (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Worcester’s honorary Black Label Family o’ Doom and fellow Berzerkers united for an explosive evening with the shred king that is Zakk Wylde and his band on February 1st. Black Label Society includes the talented ...

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Margo Price and Paul Cauthen Leave Emotive Imprints at Baton Rouge’s Manship Theatre (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

When I first heard Dolly Parton sing as a little girl, it was a heartbreaking ballad about a dead child. When I first heard Loretta Lynn, she was singing about coal mines and honky tonk ...

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Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Grateful Dead Crystal Ballroom Shows in Portland (RECAP/PHOTOS)

On Friday and Saturday, February 2nd and 3rd, Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band celebrated the 50th anniversary (down to the very day!) of the Grateful Dead’s historic “Quick and The Dead” shows at ...

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August Burns Red and Born of Osiris Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday With Victorious Austin Performance (SHOW REVIEW)

To misquote Morrissey, “August spawned a monster.” Metalcore titans August Burns Red teamed up with technical death metallers Born of Osiris for this tour for August Burns Red’s latest record, Phantom Anthem, and they just ...

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First Aid Kit Enraptures Seattle’s Moore Theatre With Soaring Harmonies (SHOW REVIEW)

Sweden’s dynamic duo First Aid Kit brought their Americana-tinged folk-rock to Seattle recently to a sold-out show at the historic Moore Theatre on January 28th. Their first stop in Seattle in four years, their show ...

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Drive-By Truckers and Lilly Hiatt Light Up the Night in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The world is a dark place and if you spend too much time dwelling on the perpetual storm of chaos and injustice – especially in the White House – you might as well never get ...

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