All photos (c) Carina Mastocola.
01. South of Heaven 02. Silent Scream 03. War Ensemble 04. Blood Red 05. Cult 06. Disciple 07. Mandatory Suicide 08. Seasons in the Abyss 09. Chemical Warfare 10. Dead Skin Mask 11. Hell Awaits 12. Raining Blood 13. Antichrist 14. Angel of Death
Les Claypool rocks out with Oysterhead. Photo (c) Jessica Coughllin This week’s Manchester Times asked the question: what would Jesus say at Bonnaroo? The hypothetical was posed that the savior would have 15 minutes prior to Tom Petty’s performance to speak to us sinners and inspire redemption for the masses.
The line into the epicenter of the action, Centeroo. © Jessica Coughlin 2006Bonaroo Arts and Music FestivalManchester, TenneseeDay one: June 15, 2006
Once again the population of Manchester, Tennessee will swell from 8000 to 80,000 as the Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival comes to town this weekend.
1. We had one of those psychic moments last week hearing T.I.'s "What You Know About That?" on the radio. Although we'd observed on these coordinates back in January that the song borrows its synth chords from "Hey Joe," it had simply never occurred to us that someone could do a mashup of these songs. So anyway, the spark went something like this: "Gee, someone should really try to mash those up," followed seconds later by the thought, "Hmmm .
Wow. Bradley's Almanac -- Boston's own live-taping mp3 blog, totally indispensible, not mentioned here enough -- has pulled the coup of the summer and posted the entire Radiohead gig from Monday night at the Pavilion. (Bradley also points to a torrent of the Sunday night show.) Our chief Radiohead correspondent Will Spitz -- he who spent weeks analyzying live tapes of the new Radiohead songs and then reviewed their gig at the Pavilion -- declares that this new recording beats the shit out of everything else he's heard.
All photos (c) Carina Mastrocola
Radiohead and Wily MasonJune 4 at Bank of America Pavilion
CLICK HERE for ThePhoenix.com's review of last night's show.
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Photos: 1-6, Dashboard Confessional at City Hall Plaza (c) K. Bonami, except Carrabba (c) Byron SmithPhotos: 7-10, Paper/Excuse at Bill's, (c) Matt Teuten
Loose ends from last Thursday's emostravaganza, with the free FNX/Snapple-abbetted Dashboard gig on Government Center, followed closely by the afterparty: the debut of the Phoenix's monthly Excuse shindig at Bill's, in this case hosted by the girls and boys of Paper.
When it's raining, no one can see you cry.
Fresh back from the drizzly Dashboard Confessional gig on City Hall Plaza -- yes, the FNX freebie -- we bring you video shot by our own K. Bonami. Pics and report coming soon.
Photos (c) Byron Smith.
Wales's Bullet for My Valentine are having their breakout year: introduced to the headbanging faithful via tours with Rob Zombie and Lacuna Coil, they landed the most coveted opening slot in New York (Guns N Roses' Hammerstein shows) and then set out to headline a Trustkill tour, which brought 'em to Axis last night.
Is that a Pearl Jam hat?
Donate enough money to a good cause -- or win the Red Sox their first World Series in 80-odd years -- and you too can rock out with Pearl Jam. Last night between songs PJ's Eddie Vedder went on a rant about how part of the ticket price ($51 + service fees, ouch!) was to be donated to Horizons for Homeless Children, a Boston-based organization that attempts to break the cycle of homelessness, starting with children.
Photos: Carina Mastrocola
Pearl Jam/My Morning Jacket mayhem continues tonight at the Garden. Full report from last night's show is up now over here. Also, we would like to encourage people to join the Tool argument in the comments section on James Parker's piece. Hilarious.
READ: Jung at heart: Tool at the Orpheum.
Say what you will about this year's Best Music Poll, the hippie kids sure love them some Matisyahu, who plays the Pavilion tonight. BMP is always an occasion for some of us older dudes -- you know, us early-30s geezers -- to sit around telling the interns about the good old days. So here goes.
It's probably the most famous WFNX show ever: depending on who's telling the story, it was either the night Nevermind came out or the night before -- Google isn't much help here -- and the band that was about to break punk or whatever was playing a gig at Axis for the station that had been the first (there still weren't that many) to play "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
There are those nights that you go see see a friend’s band and you tell yourself: this headliner that I’ve never heard of has about 30 seconds to absolutely blow me away or I’m going home. That's what happened last night. An hour later I was standing in line to pick up MuteMath’s disc.
Mashed in prog-rock somewhere between the Police and Radiohead (yes I know that Radiohead sucks, but think of Angels and Airwaves but not as cheesy), this was quite possibly the best show I’ve seen this year.