Category Archives: Live Reviews

Pemberton Music Festival 2014: Saturday, Part 2 - The Flaming Lips, Deadmau5, Flying Lotus, Girl Talk, Chance the Rapper, AraabMuzik, and more

Up above Whistler in British Columbia, Pemberton Music Festival returns this year for the first time since 2008. It’s ambitious tag line, “The Coachella of Canada”, isn’t too bold at all. In a triumphant return, the festival features one of the best overall music and comedy lineups of the year, and we are proud toRead more...

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Live Review: All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland 2014

This weekend was without a doubt the best music festival I’ve ever been to. I still haven’t been to the greats like SXSW or Primavera Sound, but All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland went above and beyond your run-of-the-mill weekend festivals like Coachella, Sasquatch, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza. Thoughtful curation of music, film, and DJs, and aRead more...

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Pemberton Music Festival 2014: Saturday, Part 1 - The Flaming Lips, TV on the Radio, Dinosaur Jr., METZ, Young the Giant, and more

Up above Whistler in British Columbia, Pemberton Music Festival returns this year for the first time since 2008. It’s ambitious tag line, “The Coachella of Canada”, isn’t too bold at all. In a triumphant return, the festival features one of the best overall music and comedy lineups of the year, and we are proud toRead more...

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Pemberton Music Festival 2014: Friday, Part 2 - Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Schoolboy Q, Tyler the Creator, and more

Up above Whistler in British Columbia, Pemberton Music Festival returns this year for the first time since 2008. It’s ambitious tag line, “The Coachella of Canada”, isn’t too bold at all. In a triumphant return, the festival features one of the best overall music and comedy lineups of the year, and we are proud toRead more...

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Pemberton Music Festival 2014: Friday, Part 1 - Minus The Bear, Blondie, Shlohmo & Cashmere Cat

Up above Whistler in British Columbia, Pemberton Music Festival returns this year for the first time since 2008. It’s ambitious tag line, “The Coachella of Canada”, isn’t too bold at all. In a triumphant return, the festival features one of the best overall music and comedy lineups of the year, and we are proud toRead more...

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Live Review: New Order at Paramount Theatre 7/6/2014

It’s Sunday night, July 6, 2014, and I’m front and center at the Paramount Theater waiting for New Order to hit the stage. The lights are dim as techs move back and forth across the stage, checking guitars and synthesizers and making sure everything’s in its right place. Meanwhile, the tour DJ plays a steadyRead more...

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Live Review: Cloud Nothings with METZ and The Wytches at Neumos 7/3/14

Thursday night before 4th of July at Neumos, you could tell who watched the show from the safety of the balcony from those on the floor strictly based on the quantity of sweat dripping from their clothes upon leaving the premises. I can’t speak much for the casual observers above, but between the handful ofRead more...

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Live Review: Kraftwerk at Paramount Theatre 7/1/14

What I’m about to write sounds corny — let’s just get it out of the way right now that I know that. I know the Kraftwerk catalog like the back of my hand, but, I have to say, despite this lifelong familiarity, seeing them live for the first time ever, and in 3-D, no less,Read more...

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Live Review: Guided By Voices with Bobby Bare, Jr. at Showbox at the Market 6/8/14

It’s only June, and already indie rock veterans Guided By Voices have two new albums out, because of course they do. Not only are the band touring in support of their self-released full-lengths Motivational Jumpsuit and Cool Planet, but they’re also celebrating the 20th anniversary of their lo-fi masterpiece, Bee Thousand. Opening the show wasRead more...

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Live Review: The Faint with Reptar and Grave Babies at Neptune Theatre 5/30/14

Fresh off of the release of sixth studio album, Doom Abuse, Nebraska synth and dance punk band The Faint brought one hell of a Friday night to the Neptune. While Doom Abuse is the band’s first new record in six years, the band hasn’t lost any steam in time away - least of all inRead more...

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