Moonface. Moe’s. 03.02.14

March 3, 2014
Moonface. Moe’s. 03.02.14

Moonface is Spencer Krug. Spencer Krug is Moonface. This has never been more apparent than it was at Moe’s last night. Gone were the festival-sized synths and guitars of Wolf Parade. Gone were the psychedelic sounds of Sunset Rubdown. Gone were his fellow percussion nerds. And gone were his friends in Siinai. The Canadian, who...
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Deafheaven / SubRosa. Marquis Theater. 02.16.14

February 18, 2014
DFHVN

Some shows just scream to be written about. By the end of the night, the narrative already exists. When I sit down in front of the computer the next day, it’s just a matter of transcribing what the artist(s) have already delivered in the form of their performance. My best reviews are not really...
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Winter on the Rocks. Red Rocks. 01.31.14

February 9, 2014
Winter on the Rocks. Red Rocks. 01.31.14

The 3rd Annual Winter on the Rocks was perfect. Although it didn’t start out that way. I couldn’t help but question my own intelligence as I navigated Red Rocks Loop in the dark. The temperature outside was a cool 25°F as my headlights reflected off the fog back through my windshield. The Upper North...
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Touché Amoré. Marquis Theater. 02.06.14

February 7, 2014
TA

I’m too old for this shit. Seriously. Standing in lines to get into punk rock shows should be something I reminisce about when I want my daughter to think I used to be cool. It’s not something I should be doing while the windchill whispers death into my frozen ears. When Patrick Kindlon asked if...
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American Aquarium. Marquis Theater. 01.29.14

February 2, 2014
American Aquarium. Marquis Theater. 01.29.14

“We ain’t ever gonna make it, like I thought we would So why can’t we just pack it up and say we did the best we could? I used to be a decent man, then life just took its toll Now I’m just a casualty of rock ’n’ roll.” American Aquarium haven’t ‘made it’...
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Class of 2013: The Soundtrack

January 8, 2014
Class of 2013: The Soundtrack

Albums are my format of choice. Lucky for me, the artists I follow seem to prefer albums as well. Although that’s not to say there isn’t a place in my life for singles. Every year is packed with individual tracks that catch my attention — whether because they are really good, extremely awful, or...
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Class of 2013: The Overachievers

December 31, 2013
Class of 2013: The Overachievers

2013 was a great year in music. I’d argue it was among the best in the past 10 years. The diversity among the overachievers was remarkable. Representative artists from hip-hop, pop, rock, metal, hardcore and electronic music all brought their best to the table, but it was those albums that obliterated genre definitions that...
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Class of 2013: Children of the Damned

December 30, 2013
Class of 2013: Children of the Damned

As with last year, the image above is slightly deceiving. It is not a true representation of my favorite metal albums of 2013. What it does represent is another impressive run by Profound Lore Records — the one man operation from Canada that continues to ship outstanding releases year-round. Many of the CDs pictured...
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Class of 2013: The Performers

December 29, 2013
Class of 2013: The Performers

2013 started out a little slow in the live music department, but it ended with an insane run of shows. Never before have I witnessed so many great performers in the last few months of the year. My final count came to 183 performances at 80 shows (and a handful of festivals). Literally 70%...
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ILSUDH2 Turns 4

December 29, 2013
ILSUDH2 Turns 4

Four years, a few hundred show reviews, around 500 album recommendations, a handful of interviews and countless mp3s… Thanks for coming along. I hope you stay.
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‘and your landscape is drawn’

December 18, 2013
‘and your landscape is drawn’

Around this same time last year I threatened to shut down this blog, or give it a break at the very least, and although certain aspects of life have gotten in the way of regular updates, I have somehow found time to keep it alive. I might not go to quite as many shows...
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