Understated may have been the best way to describe Wednesday night’s performance at the Black Cat.
Coheed and Cambria came, sold out the Central Park SummerStage and rocked so hard a man projectile vomited Wednesday. Though fans were nearly melting, their intensity never skipped a beat.
For the thousands of eager hardcore fans who gathered under the glittering florescent marquée, there was no doubt that The Wiltern Theatre at the corner of Wilshire and Western boulevards was the place to be Friday night.
Front flips over a piano, a Lady Gaga cover and a laser light show were just some of the highlights from the sold-out 30 Seconds to Mars performance at Roseland Ballroom Wednesday night.
Those walking into Webster Hall’s studio room for The Bring Me Home tour were caught off guard by what was going on around them. Fans were marked with a Closure in Moscow stamp, a cat roamed the venue freely and bands’ equipment was left astray and unguarded. Not to mention it was one o'clock in the afternoon, a time when most of those attending could have just as easily been sleeping.
The mood inside the Sound Academy was tense. Two bands on the Snocore Tour had already canceled their sets, the loudspeaker was playing songs on repeat, and instead of the first band starting at its scheduled time, a confused-looking roadie walked across the stage and babbled away on his cell phone.
Glancing up momentarily from his guitar, Kevin Devine grinned at the crowd. His repeated proclamation of "Awesome!" mixed well with a guitar riff to produce a one-word song between him and the crowd, which by that point had effortlessly filled up all three levels of Melbourne’s Palace Theatre.
Los Angeles is well-known for its hidden surprises, the trademark hole-in-the-wall places and inconspicuous, rickety buildings that genuinely shock people the moment they rush inside.
Taking a break from opening for Jack's Mannequin on the "Sing for Your Supper" Tour, fun. performed it's infectious array of pop melodies to a sold out crowd of 400 people Thursday night at esteemed college bar and concert venue, The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor.
The flashing lights and the speakers blowing smoke and static meant either something backstage was about to blow up or a fantastic performance was on the way.
Glancing at the bottle of alcohol he had just been handed, Nate Ruess of fun. exclaimed, “This isn't going to go good!” But as the members of Jack’s Mannequin stormed the stage midway through his band’s set to wish him a happy birthday, things were in fact only getting better.
Pittsburgh has seen one of the worst winters in history this year, but the pelting snow did not stop the city's punk-rock kids from gathering to celebrate New Found Glory's 10-year anniversary of its self-titled effort Friday.
Even before the doors to the Gramercy Theater opened, it was apparent that this show was going to be an entertaining way to start the weekend.
Despite backlash from a controversial Twitter post, John Mayer let his music speak for itself Friday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.