Friday, September 15, 2017

Photos from Hopscotch 2017


I did a little less Hopscotching this year than in years past, but still saw quite a few good shows. Asheville's Bask released one of my favorite albums this year, so I was looking forward to finally seeing them live. They more than exceeded expectations, as did Pallbearer, whom I haven't seen since Hopscotch 2012. Best surprise of the weekend was King Woman. I admit I wasn't taken with their latest release, but the live antics of singer Kristina Esfandiari made for an enthralling show. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Suppressive Fire and Noctomb photos and video

Suppressive Fire has released a killer new album of Teutonic-style thrash, which I reviewed for Metal Bandcamp. They held an album release party on Jan. 14, 2017 at the Maywood with a selection of openers from across the metal spectrum, including sludgy doom (Raleigh's Noctomb), black metal (Greensboro's Dreaded) and straight-up death metal (Richmond's Deathcrown). Check out the videos below.