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Photos: Metallica, Arctic Monkeys @ Orion Festival

Photos: Metallica, Arctic Monkeys @ Orion Festival1

June 25, 2012

This weekend was the inaugural Orion Music And Arts Festival in Atlantic City, the brainchild of metal legends Metallica. With an eclectic bill featuring sets …

Mister Saturday Night @ House Of Yes: June 23, 2012

Mister Saturday Night @ House Of Yes: June 23, 2012

June 25, 2012, By

A little before 2 a.m. at Brooklyn, NY’s House Of Yes, a sullen-looking guy in a plain black T-shirt approaches my friend enthusiastically but …

Hives @ Terminal 5: June 22, 2012

Hives @ Terminal 5: June 22, 2012

June 25, 2012, By

About ten years ago I entertained a brief musical fork in the road. I was young and there was huge renaissance of garage pop rock. …

Paper Route @ Mercury Lounge: June 21, 2012

Paper Route @ Mercury Lounge: June 21, 20121

June 22, 2012, By

  Even though it was still a balmy 92 degrees at 11 p.m. last night, the Mercury Lounge was surprisingly cool and filled with hardcore fans …

Liars @ Webster Hall: June 20, 2012

Liars @ Webster Hall: June 20, 2012

June 21, 2012, By

The first time I saw Liars’ Angus Andrew perform he was wearing a blue kilt, and he was terrifying. Towering over the crowd at 6’6″, screaming …

Tallest Man On Earth, Strand Of Oaks @ Town Hall: June 20

Tallest Man On Earth, Strand Of Oaks @ Town Hall: June 20

June 21, 2012, By

When Strand Of Oaks came on stage at Town Hall on Wednesday night, I thought to myself, “Oh, more quiet woodsy folk music played by …

Now, Now @ Mercury Lounge: June 18, 2012

Now, Now @ Mercury Lounge: June 18, 2012

June 19, 2012, By

  Fresh of off a two-night stint at Terminal 5 supporting Fun., Now, Now took to a smaller stage in front of a smaller crowd at …

Dawes @ SummerStage: June 16, 2012

Dawes @ SummerStage: June 16, 2012

June 19, 2012, By

Who knows if Taylor Goldsmith’s lyrics on the in-progress Dawes album are going to be filled with as much vindictive anguish as the first …

Of Montreal @ McCarren Park: June 15, 2012

Of Montreal @ McCarren Park: June 15, 20121

June 18, 2012, By

Of Montreal’s show at McCarren park was a throwback to middle school recess in all the best ways possible. One of the few all-ages …

Temper Trap @ Hollywood Palladium: June 15, 2012

Temper Trap @ Hollywood Palladium: June 15, 2012

June 18, 2012, By

Temper Trap entered the packed Hollywood Palladium to thunderous applause and girls screaming like it was an ‘N Sync concert circa 1999. The Australian indie-pop group …