The Colossal Implications: A Review of Meshuggah’s Koloss

The world of today is filled with many great debates. There’s abortion, gay marriage, gun control, and healthcare to name a few. But all of them pale in comparison to the dispute between the fans and detractors of the metal band Meshuggah. Both extreme sides of the argument hold to their viewpoints and very little… Continue reading The Colossal Implications: A Review of Meshuggah’s Koloss

Kinda Famous Folk Metal Bands with Chicks in Them

I’ll admit it. If there’s a girl in the band, I’m automatically more interested. Yes, I know it’s the twenty-first century, ladies can do stuff now, etcetera, etcetera… And I realize that it’s the hands and the vocal chords making the music, not the genitals. (If you can play guitar with your dick, call me.… Continue reading Kinda Famous Folk Metal Bands with Chicks in Them

Arcane’s Last Show: The End of an Era

  Arcane Malevolence‘s first show was December 14, 2007 at Monkey Bar with Age Old Nemesis, Lesser Being, and Year of Confession. Monkey Bar shut its doors years ago and reopened as some dance club.  Lesser Being and Age are now defunct; I don’t know who Year of Confession is, but they’re probably defunct too.… Continue reading Arcane’s Last Show: The End of an Era

“New” Music for the New Year — Vegetarian Metalhead’s Picks

  King of Salem — New Haven, CT — Heavy rock meets 70s, meets Southern rock http://www.myspace.com/fullofworms http://www.kingofsalem.com/ Jamie Shields — Somers, NY — singer/songwriter with an angelic voice, plays folk acoustic music https://www.reverbnation.com/jamieshields http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/Jamie-Shields/346656466759 Ultrabunny — Danbury, CT — extreme/glam/psych/noise/post-punk/no-wave/70s rock http://www.facebook.com/ultrabunny www.ultrabunny.com Lord Fowl — New Haven, CT — classic rock http://www.myspace.com/lordfowl

“New” Music for the New Year — Vanessa’s Picks

  My first pick is usually to stay home! It is a rare event (and it takes a monumental effort) for us to get out of the house past 9PM. This is why we love the afternoon Pink Missile shows at JB’s Biker Bar. But, in the spirit of the article, I will pretend to… Continue reading “New” Music for the New Year — Vanessa’s Picks

“New” Music for the New Year — Jessie’s Picks

  It’s a bit incongruous with most of the bands I end up in, but I love folk music. Here are some locals I recommend: The String Fingers Band — This Easton folk outfit just released their second album, Don’t Forget.  Voted “Best Bluegrass Band” by Fairfield County Weekly readers for the past two years,… Continue reading “New” Music for the New Year — Jessie’s Picks

Tied Up in the Bronx, er, Attic

  Being so close to New York, Stamford music-lovers get to enjoy a lot of great bands from “across the border.”  Left in the Attic and Tied for Last are two of the many NY groups whose sound waves can’t be contained by the state line. Best friends Murphy, Crissy, and Jacks formed Left in… Continue reading Tied Up in the Bronx, er, Attic