Releasing RTJ4 during the fights for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery is akin to hitting a home run in the bottom of the ninth with two outs of a tied World Series game 7; unforgettable, unbelievable and grandiose. Nonetheless, there is no denying that decades from now people will argue best and most important hip-hop albums of all-time, and somewhere in those discussions, the RTJ4 story will make a cameo.
For what it is worth, there is no real downer on this record, just a volatile good time. Be prepared to get Palaye Royale most of the time and Palaye Royale doing their best impressions at times.
With Invisible People the Bardo Martinez-led four-piece hold their hands to the fire and come out the other side a little more mature, a little more renowned and a hell of a lot cooler.
The New Abnormal is a record by The Strokes for The Strokes, not for the fans, not for the record label and not for the critics — and the result is most welcomed.
Navigating the fine lines between an intimate tranquil performance and an all out dance party, Blood Orange and his band strive for a symphonic balanced attack to the senses.
After nearly forty years since their first track hit the sound waves, thousands of live shows, hundreds of hits and millions of fans, Queensrÿche still posseses the ability to make it all seem intimate and close-knit.
Thousands of aficionados on hand were treated to an extravagant evening of all the shades of Grace Potter. From shredding on her V-type Gibson to some joyous tambourine wizardry and all the excellent keyboard and vocal range execution, Ms. Potter is force to be reckoned with. A master of her craft. A harmonious genius. An entertainer worth every penny paid for admission.
Atlanta may be the trap-rap nest of America, but on this night, New Yorker A$AP Ferg proved to be king of the castle.
It is quite easy to take a band like Incubus for granted nowadays. They have been on the radar for several decades now, yet they are not a relic of the past and, on a night like tonight, we were reminded of just how stellar this band has been over their trajectory.
These sinister savants of shock-rock really know how to throw together an exciting time. For their Knotfest Roadshow pageantry, the Corey Taylor-led gang brought along their friends, Behemoth, Gojira, and Volbeat. In short, it was a grand display of live circuit badassery.