| May 18, 2011
| 2:26 PM
The guitar is the cornerstone of Cymbals Eat Guitars’ first album, Why There Are Mountains (2009). Each song is built around a melody, written on the guitar, usually by frontman Joseph D’Agostino, which grows with an abundant layering of bass,...
| May 19, 2011
| 10:12 AM
When the Memorials play the Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury on Friday, May 20th, there's a good chance that the crowd will be more familiar with their opening act than they are. “I usually invite bands that we've never even heard to come open up...
| May 25, 2011
| 6:43 AM
It’s easy to draw parallels between Wiz Khalifa at this moment and B.O.M.B. Fest co-headliner Snoop Dogg in his younger days, and the similarities go deeper than rapping about smoking humongous amounts of weed. Like Snoop in the early...
| May 4, 2011
| 10:58 AM
Their new record, Sin Sin Sin, comes out May 10.**
Stage props have always had their place in punk rock. When the music can't relate something or you need to pack an extra-impressive wallop, props provide the physical — items or...
| May 28, 2011
| 11:15 PM
Call it a toss-up: Weezer and Titus Andronicus were the best of the 37 bands performing Saturday on the first day of this year’s B.O.M.B. Fest at Comcast Theatre in Hartford.
Weezer was a given: the veteran power-pop band has the experience and the...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 6:32 AM
North Carolina's Avett Brothers -- a popular and influential rock band that draws on both bluegrass and punk -- will headline a show at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk on Sept. 20.
Tickets -- $40 and $45 -- go on sale 10 a.m. June 10 through Coxtix....
| Jun 10, 2011
| 11:30 AM
A 118-minute, four-act rock opera about a young factory worker who falls for an activist and is implicated in her untimely death, this album is an instant punk classic. Guitarist/bandleader 10,000 Marbles (Mike Haliechuk) translates the mood of each...
| Jun 30, 2011
The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die
w/ Football Etc., Dagwood, End of a Year/Self Defense Family. $7, July 1, Popeye's Garage, popeyesgarage.wordpress.com
That name. It's pretty impossible to ignore. It's almost like a taunt:...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 10:34 PM
Damian “Pink Eyes” Abraham, the roly-poly singer in Toronto’s F--- Up (a shorthand version of the band’s explicit name), spends a lot of his time at the band’s concerts in the audience, doing everything from climbing on...
| Jul 10, 2011
We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and reunion tours, tribute albums and box sets, anniversary festivals and live performances of classic albums: Each new year is better than the previous year for music...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 8:04 AM
Touring music festivals just aren't what they used to be. Granted, that statement uses a platitude, but it's not rose-colored hyperbole — it's the truth. Pick a touring fest from the '90s — Lollapalooza, Lilith Fair, Ozzfest — and you'll...
| Jul 17, 2011
Rock the Casbah
Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World
Simon & Schuster: 320 pp., $26.99
It might seem odd to appropriate the title of a song from an English punk band for a book of in-depth reporting about the evolving political...