Ween in New Haven + NYC (Night One), Valentine’s Day

It hadn’t been that long since I’d seen Ween leading up to this Valentine’s Weekend run. Only a few months ago I was waiting in line to see Ween in Boston and Philly. So when I parked my car in New Haven, CT, and met my friend in line, it felt like things were back to the way they’re supposed to be. There’s almost no … Continue reading Ween in New Haven + NYC (Night One), Valentine’s Day

Ween at Terminal 5, 2/15/2020 (Night Two)

By the end of Ween’s Valentine’s Weekend run, I was already feeling pretty lucky. Sure, in line we were sharing our final hopes, songs that we wanted to hear before we had to call it quits. I may have whined a bit about how badly I wanted to hear Laura. But the show that we got was better than hearing any one request. I couldn’t … Continue reading Ween at Terminal 5, 2/15/2020 (Night Two)

Favorite Destinations of 2019

2019 was full of new places. I went on my first solo Road Trip, following King Gizzard for a week and getting to check in on a bunch of my people on the East Coast. I made four trips to Toronto and never went to the same neighborhood twice. Perhaps most excitingly, I finally went on my first big international trip, exploring the Caribbean with … Continue reading Favorite Destinations of 2019

Venue of the Year 2019: Great Scott in Allston, MA

In 2019, there was nowhere that I would rather be than Great Scott in Allston, Massachusetts. I live about 3.5 hours (on a good day) outside of Boston, so every time I go to Great Scott, it’s a bit of a pilgrimage. That’s one of my favorite things about the venue- I love making a whole day out of a show. Once I’m in Allston, … Continue reading Venue of the Year 2019: Great Scott in Allston, MA

King Diamond and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats at The Palladium, Worcester, MA

2019 was the year that I finally got into Metal. I had dipped my toe in a few times after becoming a more active music fan, but it had never quite clicked. I bet that like many other people, the most recent King Gizzard album Infest the Rats’ Nest really helped me take the plunge, and I’ve started to find loads more metal that really … Continue reading King Diamond and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats at The Palladium, Worcester, MA

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