Category: Music

Caveman

Caveman Plays Otero War: Photos from The Bowery Electric

Caveman. They say that they got to The Bowery Electric at 1, started drinking at 3, and the show started at 8. Well, they got me beat. Damn day job. But the open bar during the show was an immediate comfort. “Drink some whiskey,” said singer Matt Iwanusa to the intimate room full at Bowery Electric. “It’s on us.” And hot damn did they play well in the midst of their binge.

Michael Monroe

Michael Monroe Kicks Out the Glam: Photos from the Gramercy Theatre, NYC

Dead, Jail, or Rock’n’Roll. That’s my entire review. Want more? OK. Michael Monroe. He’s that Finnish dude from the superlatively influential band Hanoi Rocks. Lived in New York’s East Village for years. Lived, breathed, ate up bands like The Damned, Dead Boys, The Heartbreakers…

The Darkness Shed Some Light

The last time The Darkness played Irving Plaza in 2012, they just rebounded from a nearly six-year hiatus and were about to embark on a Born This Way tour with Lady Gaga—a fitting opening slot for the bombastic, glam rockers. “I’m happy to be of service,” said Dan Hawkins of...

Garbage, 20 Years Later, in Chicago

Shirley Manson did her hair for the occasion. Her bleached blonde, rose-speckled locks matched Garbage’s self-titled debut album from 20 years earlier. The album, covered in flurry of pink and feathers, was the real reason why the band is trekking through its 20 Years Queer tour. Manson, along with Duke...

Garbage

Super Vixens: Garbage with Torres Live in Chicago, The Photos

Watch out, America! Royal Flush’s New York-based concert photographer hit the road, pulling into Chicago’s Riviera Theatre for Garbage’s 20 Years Queer tour. Yes, Shirley Manson has been making boys (and some girls) come of age for two decades, and she is still every bit of the super vixen since seducing the masses in the video for “Vow” back in 1995.

Easy Listening Made Sensible: Plantronics BackBeat SENSE Wireless Headphone Review

When we attended the Plantronics BackBeat SENSE wireless headphone unveiling event last month, we knew we needed to see more. Plantronics’ latest addition to their BackBeat line, the BackBeat SENSE, is the highly-portable luxury listening companion for techophiles, music lovers, and/or casual listeners. Why mention techophiles in the mix? Well,...

King Diamond to Kick Off Tour for ‘Abigail’

Metal icon King Diamond will perform the band’s 1987 album Abigail in its entirety with San Francisco thrash rockers, Exodus, supporting them on a tour, which kicks off on October 29 and will run through December 5. The second album recorded by King Diamond following his departure from Mercyful Fate...

X

X, Dead Rock West, Class is Up at City Winery

For the past few years, X dialed back their charged up punk, playing more acoustic-style versions of their songs live, but have returned to their punk roots following the departure of founding guitarist Billy Zoom, who is undergoing treatment for bladder cancer. Expected to return on the road by this...

4Knots Music Festival Hits Stride on Pier 84

Not many music festivals can park right next to the Intrepid. Just a pier to the left of the military ship museum is exactly where the 4Knots Music Festival made its home this year. For the past four years, the South Street Seaport has been the meeting point for the...