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Jack White – Vault Package #14

I’ve officially signed up for the Jack White Vault Package #14.  Sounds serious doesn’t it?  Like some top secret mission.  What it is exactly is a compilation of a 2 disc recording from White’s Third Man Records show in Nashville, Blunderbuss Demos featuring “Freedom at 21,” “Love Interruption,” & “Hypocritical Kiss,” and the The Dead … Continue reading

Deftones @ In The Venue SLC, UT 10/17/12

I’m not even going to try and pretend that I am not a complete pervert fanboy when it comes to Deftones. I absolutely love this band and pretty much anything that Chino does. My first encounter with Deftones’ magic was back in 1998 when I randomly purchased Around the Fur. I remember staying up late on Sunday and watching MTV’s greatest program, 120 … Continue reading

Silversun Pickups / Cloud Nothings / Atlas Genius – 10/20/2012 – Clifton Park, NY

I would argue most music arising from the genres often characterized as alternative and indie rock and metal (as well as their various sub-genres) sounds the way it does because of the musical styles and influences of two 1970s super groups – Black Sabbath and Roxy Music. In fact, I would say that most rock … Continue reading

Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson – Twins of Evil Tour @ USANA SLC, UT 10/01/12

I have seen a few concerts in my day and at this point in my life it has become increasingly tougher for me to be thoroughly entertained by most live performances. After seeing so many concerts, I have decided that there are essentially three ways a band can put on a really good live show: 1. Play super … Continue reading

Record Review: Between the Buried and Me – The Parallax II: Future Sequence

Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence On paper, this should be the stupidest, lamest album ever created. I mean, come on. These guys hit every single branch of the irrelevance tree during their fall from grace over the past few years. And as they say, the higher you are, the harder … Continue reading

Halestorm – Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY (August 31, 2012)

When I was fifteen years old back in the early 80s, I played drums in a goofy rock band called White Raven. We sucked (and I stood out as the suckiest of the bunch) and performed mostly tired covers of familiar rock FM radio tunes (“Living after Midnight” / Judas Priest, “Rock and Roll” / … Continue reading

Record Review: Death Grips – No Love Deep Web

Death Grips No Love Deep Web I feel compelled to write a review on this album basically for the sole fact that what Death Grips did late Sunday night has to be one of the coolest and more “punk” / “rock ‘n roll” / “rock star” / (insert lame anarchist label here) things any band … Continue reading

Initial Impressions: Muse – The 2nd Law (23 Tweets of Torture)

Muse The 2nd Law (Editors Note: If you would like to expand your mind and horizons please follow  Phil on Twitter @innvain ) A few nights ago I thought it would be a good idea to listen to the new Muse album and live tweet my reaction to it. I was just released from the hospital a few hours ago. … Continue reading


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