Ready for a cold one this season? We thought so! Enjoy, as Christopher Long reflects on his favorite VINYL releases of 2023 — an intoxicating (and satisfying) “six-pack,” to be sure.
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Hundreds of enthusiasts of all ages packed into downtown Orlando’s ultra-hip nightspot, The Abbey, for a high-energy matinee dance-off hosted by the dynamic Minneapolis-based duo Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Hey! Who brought all those cats to the party?
Standards, Vol. 2. Review by Stacey Zering.
Silent Oblivion. Review by Stacey Zering.
Rage Against the Machine: 20th Anniversary Edition (Epic Records/ Legacy Recordings). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Puscifer is Maynard James Keenan’s bridge between the industrial, the electro, and the Arizona desert. Jen Cray tries to make sense of it all, gives up, and just relaxes into the strange psychedelia of their performance.
Thrice takes a victory lap before a planned hiatus, to say “goodbye” to 14 years worth of fans on their Farewell Tour. Jen Cray enjoys their bittersweet (final?) Orlando date.
A little musical mojito over classic songs goes a long way, and that’s the secret ingredient for Rodrigo y Gabriela’s success in wooing the heart of May Terry.
After nearly a decade’s hiatus, Gavin Rossdale has relaunched BUSH, and a super sold-out show in Orlando lets Jen Cray know that she’s not the only one excited to see this band back together.
A Perfect Circle sailed into Philly on a rare tour, to pummel Northeastern fans with their sound and to nosh on some cheesesteaks. Mike Hanan and Michelle Smith were close enough to smell the sauteed onions on Maynard Keenan’s breath.
Singer/Producer Jamie Lidell plays at the EARL in Atlanta along with Twin Shadow.
Dan Donegan gives Ink 19’s Elianne Halbersberg the lowdown on Indestructible, Disturbed’s third consecutive No. 1 album, following in Metallica’s footsteps, and getting laid at concerts.
Red Square: We Come in Waves (Lifeforce Records). Review by P. McEver.
Totimoshi have their own unique take on heavy music, discovers Jen Cray , but they’re having trouble finding an audience for it.
Lead singer of Staind , Aaron Lewis, played an intimate acoustic show in Times Square, New York City with the support of Lo-Pro. Mark Fredrickson was there.
Quo Vadimus (Jump Start). Review by Jen Cray.
There’s No 666 in Outer Space (Ipecac). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The blues-soaked, funk-sprinkled, new progressive sounds of Alaska’s Portugal The Man made an evening of mediocre bands worth it for Jen Cray.
Though this festival built its reputation as a lovefest for jambands and hippies, Bonnaroo in 2007 opened its arms up to more modern rock bands, bringing in a whole new audience. One new convert was Jen Cray , whose weekend in the mountains of Tennessee is not one she’s soon to forget.
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