By Mary Kate McGrath Photos by Olivia Haas “Listen,” singer-songwriter Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, demanded of his audience. “Listen to your parents… sometimes. Listen to your elders….sometimes. Listen to yourself…,” he paused, and when the audience tried to cut him off by shouting back ‘always’, he stopped them. “No, no, sometimes you guys, only […]
The Ballroom Thieves have become some of my favorites lately. It’s not because their music is killer or because they are the friendliest and most sincere post-gig musicians to hang out with (it is and they are). It’s also that they always seem to pair their shows with other likeable and listenable artists.
By Rob Dornenburg Photos by Ben Stas Comeback tours are generally bullshit, a ploy for has-beens and American Idol C-listers to make a few bucks off of nostalgia and a former notoriety. They tend to be gross displays of ego and wholly undeserved. Veteran metal act Baroness, however, has earned its return to stage in spades. […]