Cincinnati's Grey Host’s take on Doom Metal supports a different kind of headbanging — a calculating and sinister rhythm that makes direct eye contact with strangers at a Metal show even more uncomfortable than usual.
The band’s national profile has grown
steadily over subsequent albums, while Dropkick Murphys have become
hugely popular in the band’s hometown of Boston. The city has been
celebrated in a number of the group’s songs, most notably “I’m Shipping
Up to Boston.”
The music Colin Stetson is playing on his current solo tour largely features songs from New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light,
the just-released final entry in a trilogy of loosely connected albums
for Constellation Records.
many groups who may draw a “music lesson” crowd that tends to sit on its
hands and complain when somebody dares to stand up and trance up, Mule
audiences rock it from note one. The band’s upcoming gig at the Taft
Theatre this weekend should be no exception.
Beach House’s gauzy head-trips are marked
by the hypnotic voice of frontlady Victoria Legrand. Within the band’s
recorded output — which is now at four increasingly ear-pleasing albums
after the release of 2012’s Bloom, its second for SubPop
— Legrand comes off as an otherworldly figure, an ethereal being who
emits dreamy, mood-altering songs rife with ambiguous lyrics and enough
atmosphere to fill a Terrence Malick triple-bill.
Despite self-releasing 2007’s Courage To Grow and 2009’s Bright Side Of Life, SoCal Reggae/Rock crew Rebelution has steadily grown its audience (and also saw the second album debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Reggae chart). The band has been enthused about touring lately, in part because, with the arrival of Peace Of Mind, the group now has more songs than it can fit into a headlining set, giving members a chance to mix up set lists.
If it were to be said that Cincinnati's SHADOWRAPTR makes atmospheric music, it would be necessary to be very
specific which atmosphere it best represents … and that atmosphere is a
spaceship that has stumbled into a whole new solar system.