By K-Man - "Beyond That Graveyard! III" - 11/06/2006

Man... seriously, I'm going to really have to piece this one together. That evening is spotty at best, but I trust my auto-pilot more than most people. Poor ticket sales plagued this show for four bloody weeks and because of this, the promoters changed the venue for Buckcherry no less than three freakin' times. Donne-moi une h'ostie casser 'barnak! Keeping that in mind, here's how the evening went down.

HATEBREED @ Spectrum

By Johnny Suck - Turn Down the Suck - 10/28/2006


By Dallas Richter - Don't Mess With Dallas - 10/23/2006

The first thing you really notice when you go to a Propagandhi show is the lack of schools of young people sitting on the floor. I’m kinda sick of going to punk shows. I increasingly get the feeling that I’m out of angst.


By Stephanie D - Twee Time - 09/22/2006

I recently remarked to a friend that many shows I've been assigned to review in the past always have an "Our Town" feeling to them. The stage sets are always simple, containing only an amp and maybe a turn able or a guitar stand. No more than one or two people perform on stage at any given time, and the lighting is always minimal or non-existent -- Sisters of Mercy, I'm looking at you -- props and smoke machines sometimes omitted. The show on September 22nd was no different -- or so it seemed at first. This was Billy Bragg: guitar, two amplifiers, and voice.

THE BLACK LIPS + CPC Gangbangs @ Main Hall

By Shaun Anderson - Losing My Edge - 09/26/2006

"Let me get this straight; we're not punk... When someone calls you a punk, it means you're nothin' but a bitch."


By Lisa Sookraj - Unsystem-Addict - 09/18/2006

There was no opening band for Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton. Doors were at 8, I arrived at 9 and the show didn't start until 9:40. I didn't enjoy the sitting there by myself but they were playing a mix of David Bowie and Eliott Smith beforehand, which I can't complain about.

RATATAT @ Les Saints

By Susannah Hicks - Rock the Plank - 09/07/2006

LAMBCHOP @ Le National

By Alex Huynh - Losing My Edge - 09/23/2006

Music is not always about rock stars. It is easy to forget, attending many shows where your senses are directed towards the stage and ultimately, short of already having the band's music wired in your head, what you see factors in just as much as what you hear and feel. Start the show off right in front of the band, immersing yourself in a bubble and then mid-way, go to the back with all the cocktail chatters and your detached position lends a different perspective to the proceedings.