Biffy Clyro (Irving Plaza, NY)

Irving Plaza | New York, NY | April, 13 2017 | Words & Photos: Cortney Armitage It’s been a minute since their last appearance in the Big Apple (2013) and it’s been a long time coming, but the three half naked Scotsmen that are Biffy Clyro returned to sell out New York City’s Irving Plaza and rock beautifully, devastatingly hard. Well done men, your mission […]

Missio (Gramercy Theatre)

Gramercy Theatre | New York, NY | April, 10 2017 | Words & Photos: Cortney Armitage Waving middle fingers in celebration under the full moon, Austin, TX’s Missio delighted fans at Gramercy Theater in New York City. Their song, “Middle Fingers,” just hit number one on Alt Nation’s Top 18 and what better way to celebrate than by sharing the moment with a room full […]

Allan Rayman (The Troubadour)

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | March 31, 2017 | Photo Credit: Michelle Shiers Armed with a bottle of Coppola wine and two production mates manning a laptop/synths and electric guitar (that guitar, a sharply righteous sonic accent), Allan Rayman brought his shadowy alter, Mr. Roadhouse, to vibrant life on the stage with his Hotel Tour effectively checking the Troubadour into Hotel […]

The Diamond Light, Down and Outlaws & Mothdrops (Harvard & Stone)

Harvard & Stone | Los Angeles, CA | March 6, 2017 | Photo Credit: ZB Images We’re not going to put too much effort into throwing out ornate wordiness or band-crush gushing. Instead we’re just going to keep it simple… On Monday night a room full of heads who appreciate pure rock and roll and those who make it, assembled […]

Mondo Cozmo (The Troubadour)

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | March 1, 2017 | Photo Credit: ZB Images Mondo Cozmo is OG; a Philadelphia son. He celebrates friendship by leading the room in a triple round of “Hip hip, hooray!” His beer and gear will become show casualties. The lady of his life will publicly “suffer” his honors for her love and sacrifice […]

Flagship (The Troubadour)

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | February 23, 2017 | Photos: Cortney Armitage | It was a little chilly in Los Angeles on Thursday night (no, really: chilly for our standards), but it was also a warm-hearted pleasure to finally welcome the North Carolina duo, Flagship, back to LA.  Singer/guitarist Drake Margolnick and drummer Michael Finster seemed in a similar headspace […]

Mondo Cozmo (Mercury Lounge)

Mercury Lounge | New York, NY | January 31, 2017 | Photo Credit: Lev Avery-Peck One of the best things to happen to music (and to many a mental state) in the past year has been Mondo Cozmo. Oh hey, there they are at Mercury Lounge spreading the musical gospel that’s part pop/rock/soul/punk and wholly amazing. Say “amen” everybody.