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04.19.2012| By Richard Sandrok|
The last two times Mastodon have been through Chicago have been on more than appropriate dates. There was the show on what has been known to be Nigel Tufnel Day – 11/11/11. This last gig was Friday the 13th. Given the superstition around that day, I’d give them marks for being the appropriate soundtrack for it. On Nigel Tufnel Day they had a fresh album, The Hunter. It’s not like its predecessors, which were conceptual in nature. This album is more of a collection of very strong songs. It may not tell a direct story, …
10.10.2011| By Cory Lorentz|
The day had finally come! I cleared as much of the calendar as I could to make sure I would be in the building by the time Foster the People hit the stage at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre. Things always seem like they’re gonna go as planned at 9:00 AM, but as I’ve learned and ultimately accepted with this gig, that will all change from organized to completely off the rails in a matter of minutes. Although I had mentally reserved this day for Foster the People and a chance meeting with Cults, opportunity knocked in …
06.08.2010| By Richard Sandrok|
So there’s creative – artists and musicians are creative and they write and compose and arrange notes together and form harmonies and dissonances and etc., etc. Some are good at it. Some are bad at it. Many from a wide breadth of that spectrum are banal, though that is not to say “bad”. Perhaps “homogeneous” is the better word. You can skillfully make music with an instrument that has been around and popular for many years. Sometimes a Jimi Hendrix or an Eddie Van Halen will come along and completely change the understanding of one …