Concert Review: Metallica Rules The World

Metallica played a monstrous 18 song two-hour, 15 minute set featuring plenty of classics and five from their well-received Hardwired…To Self-Destruct in front of an impressive 50,000-plus raucous fans on Wednesday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA in support of their WorldWired Tour 2017. The godfathers of astute heavy metal wasted little time celebrating their latest release (out Nov. 2016) starting out the gate with the fast-paced “Hardwired” and right into the awesome “Atlas, Rise!” which simply kicked in spite of some early issues. The two felt more like soundcheck guinea pigs – a bit muddy – since the band … Continue reading Concert Review: Metallica Rules The World

Concert Review: Green Day Adds Sparks to a Hot Portland Night

Portland hardly needed the soaring 100 degree temperatures on Wednesday as Green Day brought enough flames and intensity to the Moda Center to fire up a mostly sold-out and rather excitable crowd. It was a blistering performance highlighted by raucous guitars, slamming drums and contagious energy. Don’t let their seemingly immoderate angst and wannabe Sex Pistols persona fool you, Green Day plays rather exceptional, enjoys performing and singer Billie Joe Armstrong, especially, smiles quite a bit. The rambunctious, sometimes bombastically asinine, 26-song set covered the core tracks off Dookie, a nice helping from American Idiot and of course a bunch … Continue reading Concert Review: Green Day Adds Sparks to a Hot Portland Night

Dear Geddy, Alex & Neil: Please Rush Back

Hello? Hey you guys there? It’s been two years. Two years exactly, actually. Alex? Geddy? Hello? Forget Neil, he wouldn’t answer anyway. Two years ago today, you guys performed the final show of the R40 Tour. I remember walking to the merch table for the last time. You know, I remember my first time walking to the merch table. Also at the Forum. It was like a found a pot of gold. I probably spent a pot of gold. Anyway, I tried freezing the moment a little bit longer that evening but it was during “Subdivisions” when it really hit … Continue reading Dear Geddy, Alex & Neil: Please Rush Back