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 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