Archive for March, 2010
Riviera, Chicago Saturday, March 27, 2010 For all the alleged dysfunction, Stone Temple Pilots were quite prolific. For as continuously as the band have been mentioned in the last 10 years, they’ve been creatively dormant since 2001. For all the critical beatdowns they took, naysayers were nonetheless very interested.
Tap Room, Austin, TX Friday, March 19, 2010 The motto around South By Southwest might be “Keep Austin weird,” but a Friday-afternoon set from Chicago’s Loyal Divide took things one step further in making Austin creepy, courtesy of the band’s white-lined black body suits and face-obscuring emoticon masks.
Vice, Austin, TX Thursday, March 18th, 2010 It was around midnight last night when Hey Champ took the stage at dance club/rock venue Vice, which, while hardly late by SXSW standards, was still almost an hour-and-a-half after than the band’s initially set start time. Yet the room didn’t seem to mind too much, as the […]
Murat Theatre, Indianapolis Thursday, March 11, 2010 “We know why we’re here, so let’s stop fucking around.” With that Dave Mustaine declaration, Megadeth launched into “Holy Wars . . . The Punishment Due” and Tom Araya was immediately forgiven for the American Carnage tour.
Reggie’s Rock House, Chicago Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Although The Black Dahlia Murder has generally been described as a blend of melodic death meal with a heavy European black metal influence, the emphasis has been on traditional blast beats and rapid-fire riffs.
JBTV Studios, Chicago Tuesday, March 9, 2010 When treated as concerts, televised band performances can be a mixed bag. It would be all too easy for artists to treat such a venture as little more than a promotional exercise, one that doesn’t “count” and ends up more phoned-in than anything. Which is what made last […]
Congress Theater, Chicago Friday, March 12, 2010 This will make you feel old: It’s been 18 years since House Of Pain’s “Jump Around” was a hit single. Eighteen years. Seriously! (It’s been 13 since Notorious B.I.G. was killed!) So who cares about a HOP reunion now? This guy.