Slipknot / Lamb of God @ The Concord Pavilion – 8.26.15

Slipknot / Lamb of God @ The Concord Pavilion – 8.26.15

Ed. Note: Okay so, yeah. I was about to play up some sort of bullshit objectivity here because that’s…um…fun? I don’t know. What I do know is that for all my twists and tails and tasteless...

Afropunk 2015

Afropunk 2015

Grace Jones is an ageless, unshakable muse. Lauryn Hill is a confusion of prestige, soul, pride, disdain and ego. Adia Victoria should be the one to rewrite the notion of blues as deep, dark and transparent...

Motorhead @ The Warfield – 8.24.15

Motorhead @ The Warfield – 8.24.15

Ed. Note: Anyone who knows anything about rock and roll knows that Lemmy is no mere mortal nor has he been since he clipped the wings of Hawkwind and moved on to form the speed freak...

Rise Against / Killswitch Engage / letlive. @ The Masonic – 8.11.15

Rise Against / Killswitch Engage / letlive. @ The Masonic – 8.11.15

Ed. Note: I hasten to suggest that there is such a thing as too much rock for one night to bear because it makes me sound old and weary of the party people party sweat and...

Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Candiria

Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Candiria

What the WHAT?!?!? Dudes, this is for real. Way back when metal was first letting itself get made over with all manner of hardcore hysterics, rhythmic invention, hip hop approval and ambient worship (which would lead...

Outside Lands 2015: Day 3

Outside Lands 2015: Day 3

Pics by Andrew Rowley // Rowlbertos Media I’m usually pretty torn on the last day of a festival like this. I’m happy to have made it through the weeds of physical and mental exhaustion, but that...

Slipknot / Lamb of God @ The Concord Pavilion – 8.26.15

Slipknot / Lamb of God @ The Concord Pavilion – 8.26.15

Ed. Note: Okay so, yeah. I was about to play up some sort of bullshit objectivity here because that’s…um…fun? I don’t know. What I do know is that for all my twists and tails and tasteless avant anti major underground uber alles proclivities I have never, ever, EVER been able...

Review by Todd Sipes
Afropunk 2015

Afropunk 2015

Grace Jones is an ageless, unshakable muse. Lauryn Hill is a confusion of prestige, soul, pride, disdain and ego. Adia Victoria should be the one to rewrite the notion of blues as deep, dark and transparent beauty. Lion Babe are awful short in the tooth but they overcrowd their infancy...

Review by Charles
Motorhead @ The Warfield – 8.24.15

Motorhead @ The Warfield – 8.24.15

Ed. Note: Anyone who knows anything about rock and roll knows that Lemmy is no mere mortal nor has he been since he clipped the wings of Hawkwind and moved on to form the speed freak beast that is Motorhead long before most of you were even so much as...

Review by Todd Sipes
Rise Against / Killswitch Engage / letlive. @ The Masonic – 8.11.15

Rise Against / Killswitch Engage / letlive. @ The Masonic – 8.11.15

Ed. Note: I hasten to suggest that there is such a thing as too much rock for one night to bear because it makes me sound old and weary of the party people party sweat and raging on the brink of a beautifully ribald amplification liberation. Also, I worry such...

Review by Todd Sipes
Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Candiria

Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Candiria

What the WHAT?!?!? Dudes, this is for real. Way back when metal was first letting itself get made over with all manner of hardcore hysterics, rhythmic invention, hip hop approval and ambient worship (which would lead alternately to post hardcore and nu metal among other less headache inducing genres) there...

Review by Charles
Outside Lands 2015: Day 3

Outside Lands 2015: Day 3

Pics by Andrew Rowley // Rowlbertos Media I’m usually pretty torn on the last day of a festival like this. I’m happy to have made it through the weeds of physical and mental exhaustion, but that also means the better part of all that anticipation and excitement is behind as...

Review by Delicious
Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Young Paris

Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Young Paris

It’s easy to forget that revolutionary music can actually be enjoyable and that a voice of global consciousness can opine readily in the context of rhythm and melody over beats that send the body shivering to free the mind in communal ecstasy. And that’s funny because the best way to...

Review by Charles
Outside Lands 2015: Day 2

Outside Lands 2015: Day 2

Pics by Ben Irwin Day 2 at Outside Lands is in the books and I feel like absolute shit right now. Consumption was a big part of my day on Saturday, and although I am quite proud of myself for actually eating something; the only thing I put in my...

Review by Delicious