Live On Stage 2013

Reflections at the Webster Underground August 24th, 2013

By admin | August 26, 2013

I’m gonna go ahead and give the band some serious credit for being able to put on a good show, play their instruments in a technically sound and experienced way

Sunny Levine At Citizens Of Humanity, Tuesday August 13th 2013

By Alyson Camus | August 17, 2013

Citizens of Humanity was the kind of party you expect in this neighborhood, hip and fancy, with immaculate outdoor sofas

Tijuana Tears At The Satellite, Monday August 12th 2013

By Alyson Camus | August 16, 2013

I rightly showed up at the club at 9 pm, and entered when they had just started their set. Since when bands start right on time?

The Janks At The Satellite, Monday August 12th 2013

By Alyson Camus | August 15, 2013

Let’s just say that the sense of drama in their music kept me interested till the end.

Radiotron's 30th Anniversary At Levitt Pavilion, Sunday August 11th 2013

By Alyson Camus | August 13, 2013

Founder Carmelo Alverez explained that the Surgeon General declared breakdancing hazardous to health, and the city banned teen clubs

Panic! At The Disco Free Show at Copley Square Reviewed

By admin | August 3, 2013

Panic! is back, Panic! is going to change everything, and they’re not going anywhere.

Papa At FIGat7th, Friday July 26th 2013

By Alyson Camus | July 29, 2013

the crowd was totally enjoying their hybrid indie music inspired by the greatest, people were dancing and even singing along, the band gave a very energetic performance

Sixteen Again, Bon Jovi Makes A Teenagers Of Us All

By Louba Lababedi | July 28, 2013

”where ever I am in the world I can hear Jersey girls scream” the set which was a cheesy old chevy car front showed different images of the Jersey shore

Bring Me The Horizon, Warped Tour Hartford, CT Sunday, July 14, 2013

By admin | July 17, 2013

There were circle pits and moshing, and that made the band push out more effort and everyone ended up drenched in sweat but still raging

The Psychedelic Furs At Pershing Square, Saturday July 13th 2013

By Alyson Camus | July 16, 2013

So I was watching them 2 or 3 decades after their peak – they broke up in the early 90s and their discography stops at 1991– and they still kicked ass

Suicidal Tendencies, Worcester Palladium Sunday April 21, 2013

By Magpie and Hel | April 25, 2013

When it was time for em to get on stage, the Suicidal Tendencies backdrop was raised, the drum kit was ready, and the crowd was chanting “S-T, S-T” with some sillier members of the crowd adding “D” for a joke. Everyone knew this was the last band of the whole thing, the final hoorah, the big one everyone’d been waiting for

The Mowgli's At The Satellite, Monday February 4th 2013

By Alyson Camus | February 7, 2013

All this overflow of super-positive emotions, all these uplifting oo-ooos, all these power choruses on ecstasy, all this jumping around could have either turned me nauseous or totally happy,…

The Who and Elvis Costello Rock Against Cancer

By Helen Bach | February 2, 2013

The band will earmark proceeds from this show Teen Cancer America and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The band will put aside its current set list of the entire soundtrack of Quadrophenia and replace it with an array of Who tunes you wished you had heard

Savage Republic At Amoeba, Wednesday January 30th 2013

By Alyson Camus | February 1, 2013

Their music is a world by itself, a foreign country populated by a dark and mysterious sound built around a blend of punk, industrial sound, krautrock, surf guitars and even tribal screams. It’s quite a dense universe, exotic and expansive, with rare but powerful vocals

Local Natives At Amoeba, Tuesday January 29th 2013

By Alyson Camus | January 31, 2013

Someone told me she hadn’t been able to get a ticket months in advance, so these double dates were super hot tickets in town! Local Natives, I hardly know you, what exactly all these kids do know that I don’t?

Casey Abrams At The Bootleg Theater, Saturday January 26th 2013

By Alyson Camus | January 30, 2013

Abrams got a brush with fame by finishing in sixth place during the tenth season of American Idol, and by even doing a duo with Jack Black for the 2011 American Idol finale,… and this could totally explain why he was opening for Kyle Gass

The Kyle Gass Band At The Bootleg Theater, Saturday January 26th 2013

By Alyson Camus | January 29, 2013

Obviously, these guys’ first priority is to have fun with their rock-extravanganza, going all over the classic rock experience …I don’t even know exactly if they have songs of their own (I guess they do), but they totally made anything they played their own stuff.

Butcher Babies Oakdale Theater Friday January 25th, 2013

By Helen Bach | January 28, 2013

Snatching their name from Wendy O’ Williams and the Plasmatics famous tune, these two girls have been opening up for Marilyn Manson on his latest tour. A soft gig for these LA strip girls

Marilyn Manson Oakdale Theater Friday January 25th, 2013

By Helen Bach | January 27, 2013

The problem with this is I ended up with an ass kicking case of the flu, but there was no way I would let the opportunity to review a Manson show pass so I rallied up my crew and sent them out to cover it for me. I can tell by this excellent video that I didn’t miss much.

Jessie Ware At Amoeba, Tuesday January 22nd 2013

By Alyson Camus | January 26, 2013

Sincerely, I am not a fan of her style of music, a mix of 90s R&B, 80s soul, light disco, turning into mellow ballads à la Sade with some occasional sampling, but I must admit Jessie had quite a warm and unassuming personality, smiling and waving at people

Morrissey, Capitol Theater Saturday January 19th, 2012

By Helen Bach | January 21, 2013

At age 53 Morrissey is the picture of aging with sex appeal Taught, tanned and without the previously noted “old man pants’ he owned the stage at Port Chester New York’s, Capitol Theater and he owned every person in that room

Ozomatli At Vibiana Cathedral, Saturday January 19th 2013

By Alyson Camus | January 21, 2013

Is there any musical genre that Ozomatli, the multi-cultural band from Los Angeles, can’t do? Is there any instrument they can’t play on stage? Those who have seen them certainly know the answers to these questions,… Ozomatli isn’t the LA ambassador for nothing!

Los Lobos, Dallas, Kessler Theater, January 19th, 2012

By Steve Crawford | January 21, 2013

Lacking familiarity with the Spanish-language tracks, I didn’t connect with most of the songs on a lyrical level. However, the musicianship was so impressive that the group easily made a gut level, visceral connection with the audience.

Yo La Tengo At Amoeba, Thursday January 17th 2013

By Alyson Camus | January 20, 2013

The first thing I noticed with them was their restrained decibel level, I know too well how so many bands feel the necessity to play as loud as possible, as if it was a requirement to sound cool. But there wasn’t anything like this during Yo La Tengo’s set

Lucinda Williams – Dallas, Kessler Theater, 18 January, 2012

By Steve Crawford | January 20, 2013

Eight slow tempo sad songs about women in abusive relationships, women in suffocating relationships, or women trapped in their own loneliness can take its toll on a person. Lucinda Williams is unarguably one of the preeminent songwriters of this era

Cosmonauts At The Bootleg Theater, Saturday January 12th 2013

By Alyson Camus | January 17, 2013

Buried inside the layers of reverb and psych-fuzz, the songs certainly had hooks and even 60s harmonies, à la Brian Jonestown Massacre (this is actually the first name I wrote when I heard the first song) or could it have been The Jesus and Mary Chain?

The Warlocks At The Bootleg Theater, Saturday January 12th 2013

By Alyson Camus | January 15, 2013

I was ready for depression and a drug-induced coma, but all this was making the songs really difficult to differentiate from each other. Then, they let a little bit of light enter their darkness, oh I am not talking about light and upbeat, but at least ‘Zombies like Lovers’ had a faster tempo

Conquering Rome at Shakas Virginia Beach Saturday, January 5th, 2012

By TJ Marsh | January 7, 2013

Whenever a band plays a new song not everyone has heard, it is sort of an awkward experience between musicians and the crowd. Brown wasted no time to break the tension and interacted with them between breaks in verses