Live Review: Lucero in Indianapolis at The Vogue


Memphis rock and roll underdog heroes Lucero rolled into Indianapolis on Thursday for the first night of a new blitz of tour dates. Such a night is nothing new for the band of legitimate road warriors, a collective who have played upwards of 200 shows a year since their inaugural set back way back in [...]

Live Review: Sweet Billy Pilgrim at Bush Hall


Sweet Billy Pilgrim are having quite the year, critically. Their 2012 release, Crown and Treaty, has sailed towards the top of the highest ranked albums released this year on Metacritic*. On top of that, I can quite easily see their tour receiving high praise – their show at Bush Hall was a surprising, memorable, fun [...]

Live Review: Young the Giant at The Egyptian Room

Young the Giant

On Tuesday night, Young the Giant made their inaugural appearance in Indianapolis to a crowd of roughly 1,500 in The Egyptian Room at Old National Centre. Young the Giant, comprised of Sameer Gadhia on vocals, Eric Cannata and Jacob Tilley on guitar, Payam Doostzadeh on bass, and Francois Comtois on drums, played a 75-minute set [...]

Live Review: Ezra Furman w/ Daniel Knox at Hideout Chicago

Ezra Furman

Last Thursday I left the apartment still shouldering a hang-over from 4th of July and headed out on a solo mission toward Hideout Chicago—an intimate and delightfully homey venue in an industrial cul-de-sac on the west side of the city—to check out Ezra Furman performing solo as the headlining act among a lineup that also included comedians, [...]

Show Review: Metric at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire


Having to be sat down for this show was hell. Metric are a band that are known for being wonderfully grandiose and unapologetically showy. Their performance always radiate a glorious and vibrant energy, as if the music itself is hardly able to be contained on stage. Metric aren’t necessarily writing the heaviest music right now, [...]

Show Review: Ani Difranco at the Union Chapel


I will remember this show for a long, long time. However, there’s one person in the audience who I can guarantee will remember it for the rest of their lives. More on that later, though. It may seem odd to begin a review with such an odd, obvious sentiment, but I really must get it [...]

Concert Review: Guns n’ Roses @ Philips Arena


In 2008 Rolling Stone named Axl Rose as one of the “Top 100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” and Wednesday night in Atlanta Axl proved exactly why he made the cut. Although a little heavier and still doing that same horrific dance he coined in the 80′s, the GNR frontman sounds as good today as [...]

Concert Review: My Jerusalem at The Lexington

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Is it fair to call My Jerusalem a super-group? I’ve always thought so. Fronted by Jeff Klein and featuring fellow Twilight Singers alumni Dave Rosser, the band also includes Rick Nelson of the Polyphonic Spree, Cully Symington of Bishop Allen and Ashley Dzerigian of Great Nothern. To me, the prospect of these people sitting down [...]