Living through these crazy circumstances has brought to focus all of the areas of my life where I am incredibly privileged. Whenever I look around my apartment and think to myself, “these next couple of months are going to be hard,” I’m immediately reminded of how privileged I am to have the securities that I do have in my life. I’m lucky to be able … Continue reading Some Mourning.
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
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
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
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
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
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