MON | STONE SOUR at OGDEN THEATRE | 2/3/14 Some people have to have it all. Take singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root. As members of Slipknot, the two enjoyed worldwide success when their Des Moines, Iowa, bar band was transformed into a tour headliner seemingly overnight. But before they became masked metal mavens, they played together in another Iowa outfit called Stone Sour. A little over a decade ago, Taylor used a break from Slipknot to write songs with guitarist Josh Rand; the melodic but hard material they came up with inspired a resurrection of Stone Sour. The group released an eponymous debut on Roadrunner Records in 2002 and since then has released three more albums, including 2012's House of Gold & Bones -- Part 1 and last year's follow-up, House of Gold & Bones -- Part 2.
FRI | YOUNGSTA & TRUTH at BETA | 2/7 Hailing from the Deep Medi label, Truth will be playing alongside fellow dubstep pioneer Youngsta. Both acts take things into a region of sound not often heard on sound systems. This isn't just standard, run-of-the-mill dubstep that you think you heard on a movie teaser; this is dubstep as it's heard in sweaty rooms around the world that know the Truth.
While plenty of acts get filed under EDM, the music Bluetech creates is more ADM -- Atmospheric Dance Music. His sets are always on point; they would provide the perfect soundtrack for those dreams where you are flying. The music is deep, never delving too far into the high BPMs, and always filled with delightful sounds and blips. It's different, that's for sure, but certainly something that you have you feverishly searching for more of his studio cuts when you leave the show.