The Best Live Acts of 2019

In 2019, I traveled all over the North-East on live music adventures. I mostly saw garage rock shows, but there were a few other genres scattered around there. And somewhat unfortunately, this year didn’t feature a one-off classic rock show anywhere in the mix, but those tickets are account drainers. Now, I thought about doing a fun superlative list for this, or coming up with … Continue reading The Best Live Acts of 2019

Frankie and the Witch Fingers in Toronto

Every time I’m back in the Rochester area, Frankie and the Witch Fingers are there too. I was already planning a trip back to my ex-home city when my concert buddy let me know that the Witch Fingers were going to be playing a city over on Saturday night. After their electric performance at the Bug Jar in Rochester, NY — after which I was … Continue reading Frankie and the Witch Fingers in Toronto

Paintin’ P-Town Brown – my favorite city celebrates my favorite band

It’s been almost a year since the last time I saw Ween. Honestly, the thought immediately puts me down in the dumps. But luckily, Maine is a weirdly good place to live if you’re into Ween. In a census done of Ween Fans (by Ween Fans), Portland Maine was named the 10th best city in the country for Ween fans per capita. I think there’s … Continue reading Paintin’ P-Town Brown – my favorite city celebrates my favorite band

A Love Letter to Headbanging- Meatbodies and More at Great Scott

In the interest of full transparency, Meatbodies weren’t the headliner of the show I went to. Psychadelic Porn Crumpets, from Perth, AUS, were the band on the ticket. And I do like the Porn Crumpets (even though I cringed every time one of me coworkers asked me what band I had seen over the weekend), so I was excited that these two were sharing a … Continue reading A Love Letter to Headbanging- Meatbodies and More at Great Scott

Scrapbook: Road Trip 2019

The developed disposable camera photos from my Gizzard trip. Rochester  Dylan Sizemore from Frankie and the Witch Fingers. Toronto The ice cream cone that wouldn’t stop dripping. Orb. This picture is (obviously) extremely special to me. New York City Hannah Findlay of Stonefield My first ever NYC slice. Philly Most of the photos from the actual concerts didn’t come out quite the way I expected. … Continue reading Scrapbook: Road Trip 2019

WOAH! Frankie and the Witch Fingers in Rochester!!

While I was finishing school, I would spend hours in a private editing room, working on my thesis film and looking for new music. This is how I found a lot of the bands that I’ve been really into this year, like Khruangbin and The Murlocs. One of the last bands I found that really made an impression was Frankie and the Witch Fingers, from … Continue reading WOAH! Frankie and the Witch Fingers in Rochester!!

Tropical Fuck Storm at Great Scott in Allston, MA

I actually came really close to not going to this show. Tropical Fuck Storm is kind of an intense band. The group is a recent project by Garreth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin of The Drones, Erica Dunn of MOD CON, and Lauren Hammel of High Tension. I find their songs are often aggressive, atonal, and generally pretty heavy. Sometimes, their brand of weird perfectly hits … Continue reading Tropical Fuck Storm at Great Scott in Allston, MA