When it comes to concerts, I try to go to at least one a year. After all, in between school and other events, it becomes rather difficult to catch them sometimes. However, when I heard that Amorphis was coming into town with three other bands I was curious about but never really dealt with before, I knew I had to see them. Thus, I decided to do the only thing I was able to do: prepare myself for a night filled with music by listening to the four band’s latest albums in order to know what to expect.
Of the four, I am most familiar with Amorphis – I had seen them once before as support for Nightwish in early 2012 – so I was expecting a good time from these guys. Seeing the others was a bonus. Continue reading →
When it comes to a Deafheaven show, there a few things you can be absolutely sure of. For one, they are going to bring a dope — if not curious — collection of artists on the road with them. Secondly, their performance will exhaust all your energy, regardless of your positioning in the crowd. And finally, the passion and quality of their performance will never, ever, leave you disappointed. Such was the case at the Boston date of this most recent tour with Drab Majesty and Uniform. In fact, out of all the Deafheaven shows I’ve taken in, this one very well may have been the most impressive. Continue reading →
I will open this post by acknowledging how long it has taken me to put thoughts to screens for this particular show. Ok, moving on from that for now. If you somehow missed out on the absolutely immense tour featuring Primitive Man and Spectral Voice that covered a significant enough chunk of the United States, you done messed up. Or you don’t like being murdered by sound, which… what’s wrong with you? This was one of the darkest, densest shows I’ve attended in awhile. Actually, since the last time I saw Primitive Man, now that I think about it. Anyway, let’s talk about it! Continue reading →
When it was announced that Withered was on a headlining tour with Wake as support I knew it would be a no-miss situation. But when the dates rolled out and they were to come through my neck of the woods at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, SC it was set in stone. And I wouldn’t have to make a 4 hour round trip like I normally do. Win, win. The tale of this evening when three opening acts played like their lives depended on it, a first time experience with one act and seeing an old favorite burn it down. Continue reading →
Despite the fact that the brief run of shows featuring Sannhet and This Will Destroy You has already concluded, I still felt compelled to share some of the sights and sounds from what was a thoroughly entertaining night in my hometown. So, here I am. The tour featuring these two instrumental post-metal masterminds was fleeting, to say the least, covering only seven cities together between November 12th and 18th. There’s no doubt that I was thrilled to see that one of their stops happened to be a few blocks away from my residence. I tend to miss a quite a few shows that come through my area, but I had literally no excuse not to turn up for this one. Continue reading →