In the ’90s, no grunge band played heavier, shrieked louder or spaced out quite like Soundgarden. Now that they’ve released King Animal, the sort of “good comeback record” all reunion bands strive for, they’re back to business as usual, playing super-charged concerts full of anxious intensity and sweat (lots of sweat). Frontman Chris Cornell’s voice might not waft up to the rafters the way it did 20 years ago, but, as they proved at last year’s Irving Plaza record-release show, he and his bandmates still play the heavy, lumbering grooves that made them legends like it’s 1992.
Tue., Jan. 22, 8 p.m.; Wed., Jan. 23, 8 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 16, 2013