Of the 126 bands I saw this year, here are my choices across a multitude of categories. Consider most of the categories recommendations for buying tickets in the future. Best Shows: 1. Marilyn Manson 2. Velvet Revolver 3. M.I.A. (Rickshaw show) Worst Shows: 1. The Frail 2. Incubus (my fault mostly) 3. Dan Deacon Biggest [...]
126 bands. 23 venues. $1,927 + fees. This was my year. While any reading music lover is by now sick of top 10 lists, top 100 lists, etc…all of which contain the overrated ‘In Rainbows’…I present you with a recap of my year’s worth of music adventures. You may have been at a few of [...]
As a child of the Eighties, my first experiences drooling over rock stars was the hair metal bands. And I say hair metal bands because that is what they were to me- several indistinguishable groups that made loud and fast music. Hey, I was just a kid. I wasn’t intellectualizing music yet. But then the [...]
sorry for missing last week’s picks….it’s been a busy holiday season! thursday/december 20: The Hot Toddies @ BOTH friday/december 21: queens of the stone age @ the warfield saturday/december 22: van halen @ oracle arena sunday/december 23: nada monday/december 24: niente tuesday/december 25: null wednesday/december 26: Reverend Horton Heat/Hank III/Nashville Pussy
Tool has been on my list of bands to see for 15 years. The timing was just never right. Finally, the stars had alligned- making Tool my last official how of 2007, letting me go out with a dark and dangerous bang.