Show Review: Love, Chastity and Death – Josh Knowles at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (08.09.18)

First off, I was late. This is not unusual, but I was on assignment and I wanted to figure this out. Working off a hangover and wishing I had picked up more cigarettes, I arrived at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for two performances by Josh Knowles. It was too hot for a suit jacket,…

Show Review – The Veldt + Brian Jonestown Massacre (Paradise Rock Club, 5/7/15)

Photos: Broadcast Jones / Grant Anusbigian This sold out show at the Paradise might as well have been titled "An evening of contemporary psychedelia" as North Carolina's The Veldt and SF's Brian Jonestown Massacre shared the stage to showcase their own approaches to melding the fuzzy riffs,  the spaced out sweetness and loud/quiet dynamics. The Veldt redefine…

Show Review – Melvins / Le Butcherettes at The Paradise (06.27.15)

Seeing the band playing for the 3rd time shouldn't be full of surprises, but this case was different - for one the invitation seemingly came out of the blue (credit goes to Matt Icklan, Melvinhead extraordinaire) and was delivered via Facebook. Surprise #2 came in the form of a bearded bass player - he surely…

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