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Read my review of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts' surprise Unvarnished record release show at Santos Party House in New York, NY. You can also check out my photos.
Joan Jett is a bona fide rock and roll pioneer, icon and a future Hall of Famer. It was truly a treat to see her and the rest of The Blackhearts at such an intimate appearance - but I think it's safe to say that the show would have rocked just as hard regardless of the size of the venue. Unvarnished is classic Jett, and its release show followed suit.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/04/13 - 01:05 PM
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Kelly Doherty on 09/29/13 - 11:55 AM
"So you're scared and you're thinking that maybe we ain't that young anymore..."
Staff ReviewsFranz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Craig Manning)
Craig Manning on 09/23/13 - 06:46 AM
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Anthony Sorendino on 09/22/13 - 07:54 PM
"I'll divvy up all my evenings with an ounce of change, step outside when it rains."
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Craig Manning on 09/19/13 - 05:58 AM
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Anthony Sorendino on 09/08/13 - 07:52 PM
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Kelly Doherty on 09/01/13 - 10:02 AM
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Anthony Sorendino on 08/25/13 - 09:50 PM
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Kelly Doherty on 08/18/13 - 07:08 AM
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Anthony Sorendino on 08/15/13 - 06:45 PM
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Anthony Sorendino on 08/04/13 - 07:24 PM
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Kelly Doherty on 07/28/13 - 08:03 AM
Check out my review of Longitude Festival 2013, featuring Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Japandroids, Foals, Phoenix and more here.
Kelly Doherty on 07/24/13 - 07:23 AM
Read my review of the Mansfield, MA stop of the Mayhem Festival here. The tour features Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth and more. You can also check out my interview with Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 here.
When the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival rolled through Mansfield, MA on July 16th, it was about 90 degrees out, humid, with no breeze and barely a cloud in the sky. A bright, sunny day doesn't exactly scream "metal" (although I suppose you could equate the heat to the fires of Hell). No matter how you put it, it was oppressively hot - but the climate didn't stop the bands nor the fans from giving their all.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/23/13 - 06:54 PM
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Kelly Doherty on 07/14/13 - 09:17 AM
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Kelly Doherty on 07/07/13 - 12:50 PM
Read my review of the Boston, MA stop of Say Anything's "Rarities and More Tour" with Eisley, HRVRD and I the Mighty here. It features footage of Max Bemis playing "A Boston Peace" live for the first time ever.
The intimate setting also afforded mastermind Max Bemis with the opportunity to get closer to the crowd. He said that, since they had the next day off, the band could go extra wild that night. And wild they went, for 75 intense minutes. Bemis deserves recognition for embracing the old material. He easily could have cashed his check for the rarities compilation without ever playing the songs; instead, fans are being treated to an entire tour dedicated to them. Bemis...
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/26/13 - 04:04 PM
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Kelly Doherty on 06/25/13 - 09:34 AM
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Kelly Doherty on 06/19/13 - 01:58 PM
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Kelly Doherty on 06/13/13 - 06:01 AM
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Kelly Doherty on 06/02/13 - 12:38 PM
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Show ReviewsBoston Calling Music Festival w/ Fun. - Boston, MA (Alex DiVincenzo)
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Alex DiVincenzo on 05/30/13 - 08:07 AM
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Kelly Doherty on 05/26/13 - 01:26 PM
Bad luck wind been blowing on my back. I was born to bring trouble wherever I'm at.
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Alex DiVincenzo on 05/22/13 - 05:17 AM
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Sean Rizzo on 05/10/13 - 02:13 PM
I sold my soul for understanding, but all I got was apathy.
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Alex DiVincenzo on 05/01/13 - 05:33 AM
Read my review of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV here. You can also see my photos from the show here. The first day of the 3-day festival took place on April 19th at The Palladium in Worcester, MA and featured Anthrax, Hatebreed, Every Time I Die and many more.
While the majority of New Englanders spent Friday, April 19th glued to the television watching the latest developments in the Boston bombings story, fans of heavy music from the area found refuge at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. While Boston was unprecedentedly shut down for the day, The Palladium in Worcester, MA went on with the show. Despite the uncertainty looming less than an hour away in...
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/26/13 - 01:57 PM
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Read my review of the Pawtucket, RI stop of The Wonder Years' current tour with Fireworks, Hostage Calm and Misser on March 9th here.
The Wonder Years put forth all of their energy at every show, but there's something special about seeing them in a small club. Both the band and the fans relished the intimate setting. Adding a strong line-up of genuine musicians - really, any band on the show could have headlined to a solid turnout - was merely the icing on the cake. Don't miss this tour if it's coming anywhere near you, because The Wonder Years probably won't be playing venues this small for a while.
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