Tag Archive for alternative

Santigold. Ogden Theatre. 03.24.16

Santigold. Ogden Theatre. 03.24.16 In real life, Santi White is a 39-year-old mother who lives in a Brooklyn townhome with her snowboarder/musician husband and 2-year-old son. She prefers comfort to fashion, but loves shopping the latest styles for her toddler. To the rest of the world, she is Santigold – a star of the underground who is oblivious to the… Read more →

Florence + the Machine. Red Rocks. 08.03.15

Florence + the Machine. Red Rocks. 08.03.15 Only a few hours after I wrote about Hozier performing one of the most intimate sets I had ever experienced at Red Rocks, Florence Welsh completely redefined the word ‘intimacy’. The 28-year-old vocalist of Florence + the Machine had been photographed in meltdown mode at the Montreal airport just days prior, so it… Read more →

Morrissey. Red Rocks. 07.16.15

Morrissey. Red Rocks. 07.16.15 The first indication that it was not an average evening at Red Rocks came as we approached the Upper North ramp. A man and a woman were being turned away because they had sandwiches in their bag. They didn’t have booze or drugs or weapons, they had something much worse…they had cold cuts. Meat is defined as… Read more →

Sigur Rós. 1stBank Center. 04.06.12

Some friends of mine were lucky enough to witness Sigur Rós perform in Iceland last year and I’ve been meaning to ask them if the locals were singing along.  Granted, some of the lyrics are sung in Jónsi’s own Hopelandic tongue, but I’m almost positive that the majority of sounds escaping his mouth are truly Icealandic. And I have to wonder whether any… Read more →

‘tell me when the pain kicks in’

Yuck – Yuck (Fat Possum, 2011) Yuck are a group of young individuals from all over the world who came together in London.  They make fuzzy, reverb soaked 90’s indie rock in the vein of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus and Mary Chain with some Sebadoh thrown in for good measure.  Wearing their influences like a badge,… Read more →

‘your imperfection benefits no one’

This guest post comes from Mike Scarola from New York.  Mike sends out a weekly (or monthly) e-mails that resemble the distribution list ILSUDH2 sent out before creating this blog. There’s something about guitar distortion that speaks to me. It started the first time I heard Communication Breakdown from Led Zeppelin. The opening riff hooked me immediately and I’ve been… Read more →

Philip Selway – Familial

Philip Selway – Familial It’s not often a drummer can branch out and produce a successful album, but it can be done…look at Dave Grohl‘s success!  And now Philip Selway of Radiohead has become another exception to the rule.  Familial is an album that doesn’t push any boundries or explore new territory, but is a enjoyable listen just the same. … Read more →

Tool @ Red Rocks: Night 1

Tool brought their unique show back to Colorado this week with two nights at Red Rocks. They brought their trademark progressive rock/metal with an industrial twist and they brought their mind-altering lights and visual aids. They also brought an attitude about cameras that I have never seen at Red Rocks. ‘No cameras of any kind, violators may be ejected’ was… Read more →