Recent articles written by Todd Sipes

Soulfly @ The Regency Ballroom – 10.1.15

Soulfly @ The Regency Ballroom – 10.1.15

Ed. Note: Listen, man. I just can’t talk about Big Max no more. Not until I see his bedreaded beastly looming over me with six string and screams and then maybe, just maybe, I can grant the swollen monster that’s been boot-stomping the filings in my head since ’96 a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Cavalera Conspiracy @ The Regency Ballroom – 5.3.15

The Cavalera Conspiracy @ The Regency Ballroom – 5.3.15

Ed. Note: I know Roots was a long time ago, but I will also imagine the Cavalera Brothers as two behemoths caked in ochre, howling some ancient truth to power from deep within the burning jungle. Larger than life. As inspired as they are terrifying. And I’d wager they’re okay...

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Faith No More @ The Warfield – 4.20.15

Faith No More @ The Warfield – 4.20.15

Hot on the heels of last night’s sold out gig (which one die hard in the audience proclaimed was “the best show [he’d] ever seen”), Faith No More didn’t skip a beat for their second night at the Warfield. Though the band hasn’t toured in five years, they greeted the...

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Coal Chamber / Filter / Combichrist / American Head Charge @ The Regency Grand – 3.8.15

Coal Chamber / Filter / Combichrist / American Head Charge @ The Regency Grand – 3.8.15

Ed. Note: Whoa, man. Just…whoa. With the sweat and the beef and the lights and tats and the hair and what is it about girls playing bass that is so goddamn titillating to men like me that came of swooning age in tandem with the rise of the drop-d monsters...

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Taking Back Sunday / letlive. / The Menzingers @ The Warfield – 3.1.15

Taking Back Sunday / letlive. / The Menzingers @ The Warfield – 3.1.15

Ed. Note: I swear ta GAWD! it’s like you blink sometimes and suddenly all those rail-worn warriors that used to break your heart in all the ways that she never could are grown up from the (late) late-teenage maelstroms you played over and over again in your head, half drunk...

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