Posts Tagged ‘concert review’

Lost and Found at the Lumineers

by Julia Colasanti
We climb the seemingly endless steps at Allstate Arena and squeeze into our nosebleed seats. Mt. Joy finishes their set as the crowd shuffles in anticipation. “Gimmie Shelter” shakes the venue as imagery from, III, draws us in. A soft light reveals The Lumineers flooding the stage with their pulsing energy. The crowd sings along […]

Jai Wolf @ Concord Music Hall April 26th Photos & Review

by Mark Reddington
Out of darkness, with a room full of anxious people mildly shuffling their bodies in anticipation for the man himself, Jai Wolf, to take the stage; light emerges as Wolf approaches his deck. After prepping the crowd with a light song to slightly elevate our BPM, Jai Wolf pauses for a moment to ask if […]

Mastodon Performs at the Aragon Ballroom

by David Gagnon
I think it’s fair to say that I listened to Mastodon’s new album, Emperor of Sand, for weeks after its release back in March. Before then, I had only listened to a few of their previous albums, but never felt compelled to fully delve into their discography. But when I saw an advertisement for their show […]

In Review: Underrated, Rejuvanated Pop-Rock at 5 Seconds of Summer

by Alyssa O'Brenski
A mere 40-minute drive from Lollapalooza festival grounds, Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer (or 5SOS) prepare to bring their Sounds Live Feels Live tour to town. The four-piece gather an unbelievably lively audience that fills Tinley Park’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheater entirely and half of the general admission lawn, an impressive haul for such a […]

In Review: State Champs Exceed Champ-Level Expectations

by Alyssa O'Brenski
This year’s Alternative Press Music Awards Breakthrough Band winners closed out the Vans Warped Tour at its Tinley Park stop Saturday, July 23. The festival day was a grueling, humid and 90-degree one, featuring artists from The Story So Far to Yellowcard. But less-than-ideal weather circumstances sacrificed neither excitement for, nor dedication to, seeing pop-punk group State […]

Dead and Company Completely Own Bonnaroo

by ninaclev
When you’re the original three members of one of the most historical and mind-altering bands of all time, Bonnaroo gives you two full sets on the last night of their 15th Anniversary. When you shred the guitar in a newsboy whilst still managing to make thousands of girls melt at once, you get to join those three […]