Tag Archive for industrial

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Tool. Pepsi Center. 10.26.16

Tool. Pepsi Center. 10.26.16 Sometimes it is nearly impossible to remove yourself from your surroundings when attending a concert in a giant corporate arena. While others times, suspension of disbelief is achieved effortlessly. When it comes to a Tool show, the venue itself literally ceases to exist. That was the case at the Pepsi Center last night. Hypnotized by Can Buyukberber’s… Read more →

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The End Times Tour. Red Rocks. 07.13.15

The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson. Red Rocks. 07.13.15 There is an image in my head of Billy Corgan standing on the stage at San Diego State’s Open Air Theatre in a dress. It’s Lollapolooza ’94 and Corgan looks like an angry vampire as he changes the words to “Disarm”. “I used to be a little girl!” he spits at… Read more →

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Death Grips. Ogden Theatre. 06.24.15

Death Grips. Ogden Theatre. 06.24.15 “I’ve got the powers that B, running through me!” A shirtless MC Ride was marking his territory on the large, spacious stage in front of a violently enthusiastic audience. Zach Hill, also shirtless, was doing his best Animal impression behind the drum kit. Andy Morin (aka Flatlander) was stoically standing behind his station, while his… Read more →

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NIN / Soundgarden. Red Rocks. 07.21.14 / 07.22.14

On March 8th, 1994, two bands released their defining albums. Trent Reznor brought his industrial project to the mainstream (and dancefloors) with a song about fornicating like an animal, while Chris Cornell solidified himself as the voice of the heavier side of alternative rock. Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden both had a following before these albums were released, and some would even say The… Read more →

Nine Inch Nails. 1stBank Center. 11.13.13

I recently read a review of a show that happened in Boulder in which the author seemed extremely disappointed that the band didn’t play a couple of their biggest hits. The band being reviewed has been in business for over twenty years and has no less then twenty chart-topping singles — many of which they did play during their set… Read more →

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‘your childhood is over’

Swans – The Seer (Young God, 2012) When I posted my recommended releases for August, I made the mistake of saying the Swans’ latest epic was not “extraordinary”.  I was wrong.  The Seer is nothing less than an absolute beast, with the density of the blackest of holes.  The fact that I couldn’t come to this conclusion on my first… Read more →

From Unity to Sextasy: 7 Bands, 7 Words, 7 (live) Photos

Silversun Pickups w/Against Me! @ Fillmore 7/26/10 Against Me!: Punks brought Franz from The Hold Steady Silversun Pickups: Modern-day Smashing Pumpkins brought lights/sound! The Gaslight Anthem @ Ogden 7/24/10 The Gaslight Anthem: Brought it again!  Impressed many! RBVs rock! Sextreme Ball w/ Lords of Acid & My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Ogden 7/21/10 My Life With The… Read more →