Category Archives: Live Show Reviews

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Geist & The Sacred Ensemble Live Show Review

When others introduced Geist & The Sacred Ensemble to me as “weird folk-psych,” I knew immediately that I would find in them a welcome change from more common interpretations of modern psychedelic music. To my surprise, though, what I soon found within the gritty confines of Seattle’s Black Lodge was a cinematic musical achievement, from...Read...
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Narrows, Detox Live Show Review

The short West coast tour pairing of Narrows and Retox answered the question, “What happens when supergroups and side-projects collide?” Can each individual entity within the group find content in wearing his new skin? Or will he shed it like a bloody husk once the tour is over to pursue past glories instead? As Narrows...Read...
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Dan Deacon, Purple & Green Live Show Review

What is there to say about a Dan Deacon concert that hasn’t already been said? He’s probably one of the most photographed and documented live acts in recent years — and especially considering his studio albums are decent at best, covering the Baltimore native is no small task. How do I spin something that’s so...Read...
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La Dispute Live Show Review

This probably won’t be the most “professional” review ever — but in my shaky defense, I dare say that previous revisions were even more visceral and less sophisticated than this one… so there’s that. Now onto the concert-going frustrations of a La Dispute fan over the age of 21… I first heard La Dispute over...Read...
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Battles, Nisennenmondai Live Show Review

Keeping score of Battles’ musical configuration from album to album can be perplexing, but the effort is more than worth the confusion. They began as an instrumental band (EP C), to add vocals (Mirrored), then lose vocalist Tyondai Braxton. For their latest, Gloss Drop, they’ve featured a whole host of guest vocalists. As Battles is...Read...
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