"10th Anniversary Tribute Show To Joe Strummer"
Chris von Sneidern
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Hearing Maroon 5 attempt "Should I Stay or Should I Go."
Several men clad in sleeveless denim vests pack a dimly lit club on Saturday night. ... More >>
We'll leave the debates over why the Irish are such champions of the written word -- Is it the island's strong oral traditions surrounding the seanchai, or storyteller? The rich vein of Celtic folklore? The really awesome beer? -- to folks who are much smarter and more sober. The Irish count four No ... More >>
That's right, folks. It's the rarest of things -- a Christmas song that doesn't make you want to vomit, or jam sharp pencils into your ear-holes. Finding one of these gems is like stumbling across a white tiger in your backyard -- you can't believe it's there, you know it's not supposed to be there, ... More >>
The jukebox at the Bitter End.The heyday of authentic jukeboxes is long over. With many bars installing those nasty touchscreen digital Internet boxes, the old school record-flipping kind of jukebox is a dying breed. And this is in the town that originated the concept of jukeboxes back in 1889. S ... More >>
The juke at ToscaThe heyday of authentic jukeboxes is long over. With many bars installing those nasty touchscreen digital Internet boxes, the old school record-flipping kind of jukebox is a dying breed. And this is in the town that originated the concept of jukeboxes back in 1889. So what denote ... More >>
Like clockwork, the waning of each year brings another slew of Christmas songs. Even Dylan has gotten in on the act. The vast majority of the seasonal crop is either nostalgic rehashings or sentimental cash-ins, but there are always a choice few that far outshine the rest. Below are eight season-app ... More >>
Joseph SchellThe Pogues The WarfieldOctober 13, 2009Better Than: Finding a four leaf clover ... and then sobering up and realizing it's just a three leaf clover.There were two kinds of Pogues fans last night at The Warfield: the fans that wound up at the center of the dance floor, and everyone el ... More >>
Tom Morello, Steve Earle, Wayne Kramer, Sammy Hagar, Boots Riley (The Coup), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Joe Satriani, and Damian Kulash (OK Go) Thursday, March 26, 2009Slim'sBetter than: Playing Guitar Hero.It was midway through the Tom Morello hootenanny when Rage's shredding machine grinned at ... More >>
Hank III and AssjackThe Grand BallroomFebruary 28, 2009Better than: "That shit they call pop country music." Don't even get the dude started.
"The barbarians have invaded the opera," my friend observed, taking in the radical aesthetic disjunction between the gilt trim and crystal chandeliers of the ... More >>
New York's O'Death takes old time country and Appalachian mountain music, douses it with the whiskied passion of a great punk sing-along, and then sets the concoction aflame with a rousing chorus of howling men and frenzied strings.You've gotta love any band that adds Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christ ... More >>