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

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in Philadelphia

I can sum this concert up in three words: Ambrose Kenny-Smith. The Philly concert with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard had a lot going on. It was the last show of my short run with the band, it was the show where my concert partner knew the band the least well, and it was the one where I made the most friends leading up … Continue reading King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in Philadelphia

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in Toronto

I spend most of my time listening to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. They’re the only band that has come anywhere close to making me feel the way I feel about Ween, (my very favorite band). The seven piece Australian psych-rock group, if that’s even what they are, captured my imagination first with Nonagon Infinity, like a lot of fans, and I’ve been obsessed … Continue reading King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in Toronto

Stonefield in Toronto, NYC, and Philadelphia

When an opener is a good find, it’s a real joy. Even if they’re only a find because you’re a little bit late to the party. This is my case with Stonefield. I had heard of the band before they were announced as the openers for King Gizzard’s tour, but I hadn’t really listened to them. Conveniently, their most recent album, Bent, came out after … Continue reading Stonefield in Toronto, NYC, and Philadelphia

The Sweatiest Concert of All Time: Amyl and the Sniffers in Boston

The first concert I ever went to was an Avril Lavigne concert in St. John, New Brunswick. We had general admission tickets and I had just turned 10 years old. At the show, things were hot and sweaty and everyone around me was much older and taller than me. I was overwhelmed by the GA pit at the arena where the concert was held, people … Continue reading The Sweatiest Concert of All Time: Amyl and the Sniffers in Boston

The Murlocs and More at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH

Over the summer, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, the Australian psych-prog-everything-rock band, caught my attention. When I started listening to them, it really started my interest in Australian music and culture, and delivered me to a band called the Murlocs. Made up of members from several other popular Australian alternative-rock bands (including King Gizz and Baked Beans), and fronted by Ambrose Kenny-Smith, this blues-rock … Continue reading The Murlocs and More at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH