7 months ago | Concert Reviews
Cannibal Corpse are one of the constants of the metal universe, a perfect example of artistic conservatism as a life path. Their music has remained essentially unchanged since their 1990 debut album, Eaten Back to Life: They play fast, aggressive ...
8 months ago | Concert Reviews
Better Than: Thinking about what you dressed like, and how you styled your hair, in 1999. Machine Head are a Bay Area band, but they've always had a strong bond with New York; their label of twenty years, Roadrunner Records, was based here, and th...
3 years ago | Concert Reviews
George Thorogood & The Destroyers w/Tom Hambridge & The Rattlesnakes B.B. King Blues Club Wednesday, August 8 Better than: Jack White. The last time I was at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square (right next to the Sanrio store, across from Madame ...
Q&A: Orrin Evans On The Economics Of Trio Albums, Jazz Musicians' Constant Reinvention, And Records That Are Too Long3 years ago | Interviews
Pianist Orrin Evans is a busy man. With nearly 20 albums out under his own leadership and a slew of impressive sideman performances to his credit, he's built a sterling reputation on the modern, straight-ahead jazz scene. His music has melody and ...
4 years ago | Concert Reviews
L'Arc-en-Ciel Madison Square Garden Sunday, March 25 Better than: Hearing critics just talk about weird foreign scenes and stylistic blends and collisions at the EMP Pop Conference. Japanese hard rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel have been in well-deserved ...
4 years ago | Interviews
Guitarist Vernon Reid is best known as the leader of the hard rock/metal band Living Colour. Before that, though, he was a fixture on the New York avant-garde scene, blending rock, jazz and noise as a member of drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson's Dec...