Update: To help slow the spread of COVID-19, this show has been postponed to a date to be determined in the future. Ticket holders should check with their point of purchase for refund or exchange information. It’s only March, but this lineup will be hard for any other heavy rock show in 2020 to beat. […]
Most band reunions don’t live up to the hype, but most bands aren’t Sleep. In the early 90s, the Northern California trio—bassist and vocalist Al Cisneros, guitarist Matt Pike, and drummer Chris Hakius—laid down a guttural strain of Sabbath-worshipping blues metal, filtered through a crusty psychedelic lens. They broke up in 1998 following a years-long […]
Riot Fest has its traditions, and it’s hard to hate Andrew W.K. or Gwar—but here are some bands we’d like to see.
Soprano and tenor saxophonist Urs Leimgruber has covered a lot of ground since he first recorded in 1974. On his earliest recordings, with Swiss jazz-rock group Om (which predates by decades the heavy American band of the same name), he played muscular solos over surging rhythms. Since the 90s he’s used several groups—including Quartet Noir […]
Current musical obsessions of Hank Pearl of Black Pearl Photo, Joshua Hasken of the band Fernando Doppel, and Jamie Ludwig of the Reader
Sanaa Hamid’s “Cultural Appropriation: A Conversation” opens up dialogue on the implications of cultural appropriation in Western fashion.
The pleasures of doom—not just Founders’ barrel-aged imperial IPA but also the heaviest metal in the universe.
Millie Jackson, Om, and the Neon Marshmallow Festival are among the highlights of this week’s Soundboard
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: the Anti-Pop Consortium, Fever Ray, Monotonix, Om, Yo La Tengo, Faust, and more
Let’s talk about noise pollution. Which, of course, rock ‘n’ roll ain’t.