Album Review: Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams

Coldplay released their seventh album A Head Full of Dreams earlier this month and if it indeed is the band’s last (probably more of extended break) it’s for good reason because the record is far from An Album Full of Songs. Though A Head Full Of Dreams dumps the dreary and melancholy feel, for the most part, that encompassed singer Chris Martin’s postpartum break-up album from last year, Ghost Stories, it definitely keeps the somewhat meandering approach to song writing, seriously lacking the fun hooks and strong harmonies and catchy melodies that made Coldplay musical giants. Perhaps this musical venture … Continue reading Album Review: Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams

Concert Review: Mötley Crüe Says a Final Goodbye to Portland

Some bands burn out, others fade away but Mötley Crüe is doing it their way. Just like they always have. It’s been nearly two years if you can believe it but the world’s most notorious rock band (Read The Dirt if you’re not easily offended) have hit the final stretch of their worldwide All Bad Things Must Come To An End farewell tour and made their final stop in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday at the Moda Center in Portland. To say they blew the lid off the place is an understatement. Fire – lots of it – … Continue reading Concert Review: Mötley Crüe Says a Final Goodbye to Portland

Concert Review: Muse Brings Drones to Portland

English rockers Muse brought lights, a diverse setlist and even a bunch of high flying drones to Portland on Sunday night at the Moda Center as part of the band’s world tour in support of the trio’s seventh studio album Drones. Muse rocked out 19* songs during an hour and 45 minute set that included everything the band is known for in their live performances – a dominate stage show featuring a whole lot of lights, video display and of course some stellar playing. Muse Concert Review A dozen or so guards, who looked like the distant cousins of Star … Continue reading Concert Review: Muse Brings Drones to Portland