Converge @ Nile Theater| 10/30/12By Mike Bogumill
When trying to describe to people unfamiliar with Converge what kind of event I went to last night, I was hesitant to use a phrase like "metal show" or "hardcore show". While metal and hardcore certainly influence all the bands that performed, none ... More >>
Hell hath no fury like metal fans "scorned."
On July, 17, Savannah, Georgia, Baroness released its anticipated double record, Yellow and Green. Embraced by the kind of people who often ignore metal and backhandedly complimented as a "thinking man's metal band," Baroness' string of recordings -- F ... More >>
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Last week, I found myself in an awkward conversation with douchebag with a popped collar and frosted tips.
He asked me if I worshipped "the Devil," lo ... More >>
Atlanta's O'Brother may seem like a real life version of The Soggy Bottom Boys from O Brother, Where Art Thou? (just Google the band's name), but name and hometown are the only things the band and film have in common. O'Brother uses three intricate guitars to play a combination of sludge, progressiv ... More >>
Nekromantix This weekend is full of things to do in the Valley of the Sun. Tonight, the massive AZ Fall Frenzy concert, featuring Halocene, Matt & Kim, Jimmy Eat World, and blink-182 hits Tempe Beach Park; MegaRan and MC Chris bring the nerd-rap "Race Wars" tour to Martini Ranch; and British ... More >>
Thrice has been a staple in the alternative rock world for more than a decade. But even to those paying close attention, the band's extensive catalog is hard to keep up with.
Their eighth album, Major/Minor, was released on September 20 and is --as usual-- another stage in the band's impressive ev ... More >>
It's easy to miss being a college student when shows like Arizona State University's Devilpalooza go down on campus this Friday, February 19. Thankfully for graduates and drop-outs alike, the event is free to the public, so you can make like a sorority sister, too, as bands such as Story of the ... More >>
It's not often that a band garners encore-like chants from their fans before a show unless it's an arena band such as Bon Jovi or U2. However, this was the scene at Mesa Ampitheatre Thursday 10 minutes before Brand New greeted the fairly packed house.
The Long Island punk act took ... More >>