Archives for category: Music

Tonight was the night that we all have been waiting for (referring to the Edmonton-based metalhead double true followers… huh, guess that’s just me). Thrash metal legends, Megadeth, finally return to Edmonton after thirteen whole months, this time with Slayer! Trust me when I say it was well worth the wait.

Canadian Carnage

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Megadeth is still alive and well! Dave Mustaine seems to have found a somewhat stable lineup and has been hittin’ up the studios and riling up the head-banging crowds, making their presence noticed.

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An electronic band from Massachusetts, Passion Pit released their first album, Manners, a few weeks ago. A quick listen will bring back memories of MGMT and their 2007 Oracular Spectacular. The bands sound similar, though their differences are apparent when examined closer.

The band was first formed in 2007.

The band was first formed in 2007.

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Chickenfoot… coming soon! The band is a supergroup consisting of Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen) on vocals and bass respectively, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums, and Joe Satriani (solo) on guitar. The name of the debut album¬† is… (drum roll)… Chickenfoot. It is to be released on June 5 in Europe and June 9 in the States. Most people think the band name is plain awful. However, they surely won’t be thinking that about the music.

Chickenfoot

Chickenfoot

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Why is it that I value novelty in games and film more so than I do in music? As in, I would often rather listen to a well acquainted artist than to a foreign one. Or even on the level of songs or pieces. But for film, my enjoyment of a feature drops with each viewing. This is especially true for TV show episodes. And as for video games, I almost never play through a game more than once. 

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June 23, 2009 is the scheduled release date of the tenth studio album of the legendary progressive metal band, Dream Theater. The album is entitled Black Clouds & Silver Linings and consists of six songs (four epics and two singles as described by drummer Mike Portnoy). Personally, I have found that the quality of music in a Dream Theater album is often reflected by the quality of the album art. In this case: absolute beauty.

Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings

Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings

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Bloc Party

Bloc Party played here last night. It was a good show, though the same could not be said for the openers, Hot Hot Heat. Well that’s because we didn’t see the opening act, by choice. It was Matt Tong’s 30th birthday, and he celebrated on stage by playing almost in his birthday suit. It’s so entertaining to watch him play, as he’s often smiling and always energetic.

The UK band included songs from all three albums in their setlist. There wasn’t too much of the new stuff, but they weren’t exactly leaning on songs from their 2005 classic Silent Alarm. Sound was good as well. Overall, it was a fantastic concert.

Did any of you readers go to the concert? What did you think?