Haust @ Saint Vitus, 3/16/15

Taking a trip to Brooklyn’s northernmost music venue, Saint Vitus never fails to host the most unique shows the area has to offer. A Metal venue at its core, the space is known to  a slew of up-and-coming and established metal, hardcore and punk acts from the five boroughs and beyond. For this show in […]

Russian Circles, Mutoid Man @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 12/11/14

One of my favorite releases of 2013 was Memorial, an immediately gripping album by Chicago prog metal trio, Russian Circles. It’s immense depth and darkness, all portrayed instrumentally, enraptured me. I was left extremely curious to see how it would translate live and tripped out to catch them for what was my first jaunt with them on their […]

Om @ Le Poisson Rouge, 10/5/14

Om is a metal trio from San Francisco with an aire of gravitas and a sound that meanders into spiritual territory. Om was a duo for most of its existence, featuring Al Cisneros of Sleep as bass / vocals and Emil Amos of Grails on drums. For their 2012 LP, Advaitic Songs (Drag City), they enlisted a third […]