ArcTanGent Festival 2014 Clash Guide Pt. 1

ArcTanGent Festival is only in its second year, but is already becoming one of the biggest events for post-rock, math-rock and other experimental genres. It is the first festival that I have been to where I’m guaranteed to miss some incredible bands just because they clash with other incredible bands. So in an attempt to […]

game.SET.match – set and setting live in Seattle

My ears are still ringing and my adrenaline is still flowing. I can still feel the powerful performance given by set and setting deep within my veins. On what should have been an ordinary Sunday night in a nothing to write home about dive bar in the college district of Seattle, there are a select […]

Live Review – Maserati (w/ Joy Wants Eternity) @ Sunset Tavern — Seattle, WA 3/1/13

Picture this. You’re going to a concert to see a band play who you’ve been listening to for a while. You’re familiar with most of their work and/or maybe you’ve caught a few of their live videos on youtube. So prior to the concert you’ve got a pretty good idea of what to expect, right? […]

Mono: Live at Leicester Cathedral — 12/07/12

Standing motionless in the archway of a church porch; looking out on the rain lightly fluttering against the dark night’s sky. The sound of Japan’s Mono soundchecking with “Pure as Snow (Trails of the Winter Storm)” from inside of Leicester Cathedral was majestic; whether from the music or the winter weather, I had chills. To […]

Vessels Live @ Broadcast, Glasgow, UK, November 21 2012

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awv_NfcAzoc] (IamHop — A big thanks to BC for sending us this great report of a recent Vessels show he attended!) Vessels are carrying out an experiment, they say. Tonight, for the very first time on a stage anywhere, they are abandoning the majority of their guitars in favor of a multitude of synths and […]

El Ten Eleven Live in Seattle 11/10/12

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOWfvjx7RrY&feature=plcp]     Last weekend I had the privilege of seeing El Ten Eleven perform in my hometown of Seattle and it was by far the most unique post-rock concert I have ever been to. Their latest album, ‘Transitions‘, which received a 95% last month on Postrockstar,  has been in constant play in my headphones so […]