South X Southwest 2009
May07

South X Southwest 2009

“You can hate a hammer but it’s a good tool,” said Pat Todd, owner of independent label Rankoutsider Records (and front man for Pat Todd and the Rankoutsiders) when asked about the good and bad of South by Southwest. I had no idea what to expect from SXSW – how would it compare to lame-o festivals like Lollapalooza, Warped Tour and CMJ? Why the hell am I, a person who suffers regular, frequently crippling, anxiety attacks willingly...

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Taste of Chaos Tour at Nokia Theater • 3/4/2009
Mar18

Taste of Chaos Tour at Nokia Theater • 3/4/2009

Taste of Chaos featuring Thursday, Bring Me the Horizon, Four Years Strong, Pierce the Veil Nokia Theater March 4, 2009 Check out the full photolog from the show on Flickr I’m not the biggest fan of package tours under banner names. Sure, I’ve been to everything from Ozzfest to Sno-core, but I always find myself lost in a sea of mediocre music played by fly-by-night bands. I didn’t know this was the Taste of Chaos...

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Dropkick Murphys at Roseland • 3/7/2009
Mar17

Dropkick Murphys at Roseland • 3/7/2009

Dropkick Murphys, H2O, Civet Roseland Ballroom, New York March 7, 2009 St. Patrick’s Day is here, which means the Dropkick Murphys have to be close by. At least they were—a week ago. This is their second pass through the Big Apple, supporting their phenomenal record, “The Meanest of Times,” and this time, the Dropkicks brought a few friends. Members of Agnostic Front and Sick of it All mulled around back stage and long time...

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