The “A Pale Tour Named Death” trek is a one-band, 3-hour, 2-part, demonstration-of-cool act. Ghost is simply amazing, visually and musically complex, and ridiculously astounding on that stage.
Per usual, Shaky Knees has unleashed a versatile array of artists from all corners of the music industry spectrum. Leading this maniacally superb charge are 4, yes 4, headliners: the eclectic Beck, the psychedelic talented bunch from Down Under: Tame Impala, Cali extraordinaire alt-rockers: Incubus, and Kentucky garage rock darlings: Cage the Elephant. Jaw-dropping, right?
When Enter the Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers) dropped, all of New York paid attention, then all of the hip-hop community, then the world. This record is one of those rare times that in hindsight we were mostly correct. Looking back, the only obvious failure was not deeming it an instant classic.
Coheed and Cambria put on a spectacle of ample musical magnitude. Rock and Roll with a comic book twist, dazzling lights, disco balls, and of course, that iconic mop of hair on Caludio’s head.
Puerto Rico has produced many entertainers of high regard and special talents — and Bad Bunny is nothing short of spectacular. The man is a rising star and a formidable showman. The pageantry is colorful and dance-inducing. Bad Bunny is the complete package. Not bad for a lad yet to release a freshman record.
The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience proved once more why it is among the nation’s finest and funnest festivals. Crazy fans and talented musicians are always a good mixtures — and New Orleans knows how to get the best of the best.
Anthem of the Peaceful Army is a welcomed pedal-to-metal adrenaline-generating slice of the classic rock’n’roll pie. Anthem of the Peaceful Army is a steadily cool step in the right direction.