FINALLY I’m ready to talk about this thing. For those that missed it, there was a killer show at The Great Scott down in the Boston area on June 4th. Mutoid Man toured their delicious new album called War Moans and were opened by a collection of amazing, albeit diverse, acts in Helms Alee, Primitive Weapons, and Summoner. Despite an all-over-the-place weekend that involved plenty of day drinking, family, and a soccer game at Gillette Stadium, I still managed to keep myself together enough to get to one of my favorite small venues in Boston for a truly entertaining show. I also took pictures. Some of which are grainy because… fuck. Anyway. Continue reading
For those who know me, I go to a lot of shows. But I’m not alone in that, many of us here at Nine Circles choose to let live music dominate our schedules and, more significantly, our income. But with good reason. For as good as the music is that we listen to on record, it is even more impressive live. Being surrounded by the energy that fills a venue as bands we admire pour their sounds over an audience, with all the visual and sonical elements that go with them, is among my favorite experiences on this God forsaken planet. So, with that said, before we roll into our more traditional formats for The Nine Circles ov… series, I would like to take this opportunity to share nine of my favorite live performances from 2015. Continue reading
At this point in the year, metal shows are becoming a routine occurrence for most of us at Nine Circles. Which is great, because the experiences are always worth sharing. That in mind, Dan and I had were fortunate enough to attend the same show in each of our respective cities. We’ve been talking about The Atlas Moth tour with Vattnet Viskar most of the summer, and now it’s time to recap exactly how it went.
We’re going to do things a little differently, however. With Dan attending the August 25th show at St. Vitus and myself following up with the date at The Great Scott, we’ll be breaking this review up by band. Unfortunately, I had to duck out of The Atlas Moth’s set fairly early, so I’ll be covering Vattnet Viskar in full and leaving the headliner up to Dan. So, without further delay, let’s jump into it.