The Washington Redskins have an offensive nickname. It's one of those things we'll look back on 20 years from now and find absurd. For now, however, there is debate, there is publicity, there is a radio ad campaign. The Oneida Indian Nation, which is based in Verona, New York, has bought thousands ... More >>
Agalloch put 'em up. All photos by Daniel D. SnyderAgalloch, Aerial Ruin, Daniel Menche, Worm Ouroboros Tuesday, March 22 Le Poisson Rouge Better Than: Drinking that bottle of questionably old red wine you found. If you ever get stuck trying to figure out what metal to play for your non-m ... More >>
All photos by Daniel Snyder, more belowPentagram Club Europa Thursday, January 6 Better than: Going completely deaf anywhere else. Metal has a habit of cannibalizing its own classic sounds in times of inspirational drought, and it doesn't take much for a few well-meaning homages to spawn a ... More >>
Everybody just stop yelling, OK? Photo by Daniel Snyder.In the week we talked about Odd Future, kidnapping and murder, and why we sometimes like the things that repel us, we also saw the group live--alongside every other music critic in the city. They struck a weird balance to the other big r ... More >>
Enslaved, who know how to make this kind of thing look right. All photos by Daniel Snyder.Dimmu Borgir/Enslaved Terminal 5 Monday, November 8 Better Than: A whooooole weekend of Star Wars. Though they were both spawned in the same Norwegian scene in the early 90s, Terminal 5's Monday night ... More >>
Midnight, and their aftermath. Pics by Daniel D. Snyder.Deathrash/Midnight/Mutant Supremacy/Mutilation Rites Club Europa Sunday, June 20 First, a note on the cancelled Metal Stage at Sunday's third-annual Punk Island Fest on Governor's Island: Apparently, it's "punk" to invite bands ... More >>
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