Show Review:: Dinosaur Pile Up, Man Man, and Brand New 7/13
Dinosaur Pile Up, Man Man, and Brand New
The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
Sunday, July 13th 2014
I’ve loved Brand New for years now and for a while it seemed like I would never get the chance to see them live considering how quickly their shows sell out. Well, I finally had my opportunity to see them this past weekend and it did not disappoint. As a bonus, I also got to see them play at one of my favorite venues, The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD.
To kick the night off, Dinosaur Pile-Up took the stage. The set-up for the band takes the shape of a triangle, with guitar, bass and drums on each of the pointy angles. This UK trio brought a ton of energy to the big room, and their blend of grunge and alt rock was plenty enjoyable.
LIGHTS Announces New Album and Fall Tour
LIGHTS will be releasing her new record, Little Machines, on September 23rd! You can check out the pre-order bundles here.
To support the record, LIGHTS will be hitting the road this fall as well. Below you can find the track listing and fall tour dates!
Review:: Ars Moriendi | The Collection
When first prompted with this assignment, I entered with a heavy heart.
I had recently dealt with the self-inflicted loss of a close friend, and upon receiving this album, I learned the members of Greensboro, North Carolina’s The Collection composed the record within the aftershock of a friend’s suicide. The album combines often dark, uncertain thoughts with roaring, massive instrumentals and passionate vocals. This sort of juxtaposition lends a hint at the reasoning behind the album’s title: Ars Moriendi. Sharing the name of ancient Latin text written during the period of the Black Death, which detailed protocol on how to “die well,” the record acts (to me, being overly-analytical) as translations of the values the texts taught - that dying has a good side, that there are chances for consolation and redemption, that death is not something to be afraid of. It is, literally, the art of dying.