Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014

    Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014

    Intensity and atmosphere. Doom Lover hit on both points.

    Goddamn Draculas @ House Of Blues 8.27.2014

    Goddamn Draculas @ House Of Blues 8.27.2014

    Goddamn Draculas unleashed a triumphant set of riffs, hooks, laughs, friendship and those trademark killer harmonies opening for Cheap Trick at the House of Blues.

    The Box Tiger @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014

    The Box Tiger @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014

    The Box Tiger came down from Maine to deliver a spirited set at TT’s.

    Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Gozu are a beastly thing and I like it.

    Airport @ Atwood's Tavern 8.8.2014

    Airport @ Atwood’s Tavern 8.8.2014

    I do so like Airport the band.

    This Blue Heaven – “Wave” (2014)

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    This Blue Heaven
    Wave
    2014

    Coming on like a modern, dark, new wave band with a penchant for late-’90s-Radiohead-inspired outros, This Blue Heaven are back with another impressive single. “Wave” builds in a steady and sturdy way. The poised vocal dodges the sharp-edged textures. The sound is confident and controlled, with just enough tumult to make its mark. This is good.

    Where to get it:

    Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014

    Township are from another time. They may be from the past. They may be from the future. I’m not entirely sure. What I am sure of is that the slabs of riffage and rhyme they were laying down at Redstar Union last week made for one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time. Good golly.

    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Township @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014

    The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014

    After a summer hiatus, The Singhs were back at Redstar Union for the return of their monthly The Singhs & Friends series. The band didn’t miss a beat, effortlessly presenting one polished pop number after the next.

    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • The Singhs @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014

    Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014

    Intensity and atmosphere. Doom Lover hit on both points. Add a healthy dose of harmonies and dynamics and you’ve pulled me in.

    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014
    • Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014

    Videos With Important Words In Them

    Music can have a message. Videos can have a voice. Eddie Japan, Dream Generation and The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library have found their voices in their latest clips. Three videos. Three unique styles. Three important messages. The art and causes may vary, but the end result is the same: a music video that makes an impact. Oh, and they all have words in them, so put on your reading glasses.

    Classic Ruins @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014

    Classic Ruins’ vintage rock ‘n’ roll closed out a night of good music for a good cause. Viva La Eva!

    • Classic Ruins @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Classic Ruins @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Classic Ruins @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Classic Ruins @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Classic Ruins @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Classic Ruins @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Classic Ruins @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Classic Ruins @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Classic Ruins @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Classic Ruins @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014

    The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014

    The Downbeat 5 ripped it up at Viva La Eva Dos to support Eva Lipton. Just Like they did at last year’s benefit. Just like they do every time they take the stage.

    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Downbeat 5 @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014

    The Dogmatics @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014

    The Dogmatics were amped-up and ready to roll out some hooky garage rock for a worthy cause at Viva La Eva Dos. Fantastic.

    • The Dogmatics @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Dogmatics @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Dogmatics @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Dogmatics @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Dogmatics @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Dogmatics @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Dogmatics @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Dogmatics @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Dogmatics @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Dogmatics @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • The Dogmatics @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014

    Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014

    It’s been five days since Viva La Eva Dos and I still have the riff from “Celebrities On Ice” running through my head on an endless loop. With that, I’d like to thank Parlour Bells for supporting a good cause and providing the soundtrack to my daydreams.

    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Parlour Bells @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014

    Moose And the Mudbugs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014

    Moose And the Mudbugs kept spirits high at Viva La Eva Dos with a set of pysch-tinged garage rock. Songs about iceberg lettuce and roaches under pillows had TT’s buzzing for a good cause.

    • Moose And the Mudbugs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Moose And the Mudbugs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Moose And the Mudbugs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Moose And the Mudbugs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Moose And the Mudbugs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Moose And the Mudbugs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Moose And the Mudbugs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Moose And the Mudbugs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Moose And the Mudbugs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Moose And the Mudbugs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014
    • Moose And the Mudbugs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 9.4.2014