Tag: Tool

Puscifer

Event Reviews

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

Event Reviews

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.

Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A.

Event Reviews

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.

Bush

Event Reviews

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

Event Reviews

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.

Jamie Lidell

Event Reviews

Singer/Producer Jamie Lidell plays at the EARL in Atlanta along with Twin Shadow.

Disturbed

Interviews

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.

Totimoshi

Event Reviews

Totimoshi have their own unique take on heavy music, discovers Jen Cray , but they’re having trouble finding an audience for it.

Aaron Lewis of Staind

Event Reviews

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.

Hella

Music Reviews

There’s No 666 in Outer Space (Ipecac). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Portugal The Man

Event Reviews

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.

Bonnaroo

Event Reviews

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.

Tool

Event Reviews

Tool is well known for being one of the most innovative, abstract metal bands of the last 20 years. What many people don’t realize is how protective the band is of every aspect of their career, including their image. After being told again and again that she would never get approved, Jen Cray was shocked to be allowed inside the band’s Orlando show with her camera.

Fair To Midland

Music Reviews

Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True (Universal Republic/ Serjical Strike). Review by Jen Cray.

Dir En Grey

Event Reviews

For their first headlining American tour, Japan’s Dir En Grey have brought along Fair To Midland and Bleed The Dream to further challenge young audiences with new hybrids of Metal. Jen Cray caught show #2 at Orlando’s House of Blues.

Fair To Midland

Interviews

Fair To Midland are blessed, and cursed, with the title “the first band to be signed to Serj Tankian’s label.” Jen Cray sat down with vocalist Darroh Sudderth and keyboardist Matt Langley outside of Orlando’s House of Blues just before the second night of their first ever major tour.

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Archikulture Digest

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New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

Features

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Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

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Frank Bello

Features

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