Incoming: new music! Better yet, new music that is worth your time. Rodrigo y Gabriela – Mettal (EP) – 3 tracks / 18 minutes Rarely are EPs included here but these three covers of 20th century metal classics are amazing and illustrate the duo’s thrash roots. Metallica. Slayer. Megadeth. Hard to imagine a more … Continue reading New Music 1/17/20: Rodrigo y Gabriela
In which I get to see another Woodstock legend (and at a pretty cool venue). Everything about this show was really just happy coincidence, fate, or something like that. Stuck in Vegas for a few days for work, I noticed that Carlos Santana was doing a run of shows at the House of Blues – … Continue reading Carlos Santana (House of Blues – Las Vegas) 1/22/20
I know, it snowed here yesterday – but trust me, spring is coming. Here are some upcoming shows that I’m fired up about, and why you should be as well. Dylan LeBlanc – Feb 11 – Olympic This up and coming singer/songwriter from Louisiana and Alabama has a golden voice and some killer songs to … Continue reading Boise/Treasure Valley Spring 2020 Concert Preview
Hot off the presses: new music! Better said, new music that is worth your time. Doh! Nothing to hear here. If I overlooked something that came out the week of 1-10, feel free to call me out. On to the next week!
Four rock bands, an amazing diva, and one of hip-hop’s greats are all invited in to the club. A few weeks ago, I wrote some short commentary about the list of artists nominated for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020. If you missed it, you can read it here: … Continue reading 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Hot off the presses: new music! Better said, new music that is worth your time. Magical Beasts – Yes, My Love, I Am Reaching (EP) – 6 tracks / 32 minutes Some beautiful and melancholy music that came out of left field (at least for me). This EP has the goods, whether on the … Continue reading New Music 1/3/20: Magical Beasts, The Wombats
I’ll go ahead and be on record, even if it costs me street cred, and say I don’t really get it. Many people I know enjoy this band and this album in particular, so I was excited to give it another chance. But I gotta be honest, it’s just too simultaneously mopey and pretentious for … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #481: The Smiths – The Smiths (1984)