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

Ween, House of Blues, Boston MA

Ween shows are one of the places that make me feel like I’m home. In a part of my life when I’m embracing a nomadic attitude (I don’t think I’ve been home for the weekend since September), spaces where I feel this way are really special. And this show (my 6th time seeing Ween) was made even more special because my older brother, the person … Continue reading Ween, House of Blues, Boston 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

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