RADAR BROS. - Auditorium

By Simon Howell - A Listening Ear - 01/28/2008

ROGUE WAVE @ Cabaret Juste Pour Rire

By Mike Bresciani - The Lonesome Strangers - 10/27/2007

How biased can a review of a Rogue Wave show be? Let’s find out…

Rogue Wave was back at the Cabaret Juste Pour Rire music hall after having played a split-bill with Nada Surf on their 2006 Winter tour. This time around, as headliners, the draw was significantly smaller, with the top half of the Cabaret being closed off. It didn’t matter, anyhow. The concert floor was full of eager fans waiting to hear their favorite Rogue Wave tunes.

THE DROPKICK MURPHYS + The Tossers @ Metropolis

By Josh Mocle - The Kids Are So-So - 11/17/2007

It was bound to happen eventually. In fact, I’m surprised it’s taken this long for me to write a Dropkick Murphys review. The effect this band has had on me, the music I choose to listen to and in some ways the way I live my life in general, is immense (and slightly pathetic). This could either be the easiest review I’ve ever written or the hardest. That having been said, I’m committed to not letting this thing spiral into a mindless love-fest, however, I’m entirely incapable of judging whether it does or not. That one’s up to you.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN + A Life Once Lost @ Le National

By Alex Robot - No Sleep Til Bedtime - 12/21/2007

The Dillinger Escape Plan is a band that I've now seen live four times, with one of these concerts (at the legendary l'X) being among the greatest shows I've ever seen. While this, of course, keeps my expectations rather sky-high, the fact that they've yet to fail me live (or on record) means that my faith, going into the show at Le National, was pretty unshakable.

KEVIN DREW + Los Campesinos! @ Le National

By Simon Howell - A Listening Ear - 12/06/2007

It’s funny how expectations work. A couple of years ago, I went to a Libertines concert -- not to see them specifically (I thought they were over-hyped and undercooked), but instead to catch a rare stateside appearance by Wales-based post-punk band Mclusky. Most of the audience didn’t seem to agree, but I thought their taut menace and sly wit easily outpaced the more popular headliner.