BICEP @ NORAD | SAT, 8/10/13 It's always heartwarming when a childhood friendship grows into something more, which is exactly what happened with Bicep (aka Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar). Currently based in London, the two spent their early years in Belfast, sneaking into nightclubs as soon as they ... More >>
Irish drinking songs may seem fairly simple to the casual listener. The main theme is in the title, right? These are songs concerned with alcohol of any kind, tunes in 4/4 that are easy to clap along with during St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Though that may be the kind of criteria that guides thos ... More >>
It's difficult to imagine, but U2 used to be cool. Not just cool, but one of the most innovative, inspiring and mysterious bands of their generation. The group challenged the sounds, look and emotional resonance of rock music, forever redirecting the cultural stream for good or ill. Today, while man ... More >>
Saturday, August 20, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.
Henry Rollins (appearing at the Soiled Dove Underground this Sunday, April 3) began his career fronting Black Flag, an endeavor he won a Grammy for chronicling in the audio book Get in The Van. He went on to front The Rollins Band and appeared in numerous films.
Lori MidsonTo the electrician who completely fucked up Biker Jim's opening, you pretty much suck. Jim Pittenger, aka Biker Jim, was all set to fling open the doors of his new brick-and-mortar, Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, on St. Paddy's Day, but thanks to a half-ass electrician, the sausage sla ... More >>
Lori MidsonBurn, baby, burn!On Friday night, Biker Jim hosted a little party inside his new brick-and-mortar at 2148 Larimer Street, inviting a few friends and a trio of motorcycle stunt riders to christen the concrete floor with the lashings of burnt rubber, the decibel levels of which made ... More >>
"I believe I've transcended," Van Morrison repeatedly incanted toward the end of the title track from his 1968 album, Astral Weeks, during the second night of a brief November stint at the Hollywood Bowl. Indeed, frequently over the course of those two nights, the famously mercurial, 63-year-old Iri ... More >>
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