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Royal Thunder’s ‘Wick’-ed Awesome Gig: Two Cent Review

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on 04/15/2017 by kurtorzeck

Brant Bjork, Royal Thunder, Black Wizard and Nick Walker’s Acid Guide Service at the Shredder in Boise, ID, 4.14.17

Royal Thunder frontwoman Miny Parsons, doing her best Kurt Cobain impression at the Shredder.

With sweat dripping off their faces and their bodies thoroughly spent, Royal Thunder huddled together onstage at the Shredder on Friday night after a blistering show, powwowing about their latest concert victory. Continue reading

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Treefort 2017: The Ultimate, Gorilla-Size Review

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , , on 04/12/2017 by kurtorzeck

Treefort 2017 delivered Deafheaven, Mac DeMarco, Grouper, Doug Marsch — and set a gorilla on the loose.

Check out my exhaustive concert review of Boise’s five-day indie-rock festival, Treefort — starring Deafheaven, Grouper, This Will Destroy You, Doug Martsch, Magic Sword and more — on Drowned in Sound.

Deafheaven’s 2017 Tour Setlists: An Analysis

Posted in Concert Reviews, Esoterica, Exclusives, Reviews, Setlists with tags , , , , , on 04/09/2017 by kurtorzeck

Deafheaven’s setlist from their show at Mardi Gras in Boise on 3.25.17

When Deafheaven played their first show in Boise on March 25 — at Mardi Gras, a venue typically reserved for wedding functions — they provided the five-day Treefort Music Fest with its only dose of shoe-gazing black metal. Continue reading

FYF Fest 2010: Sleep Are Reawakened, Growlers Are Scary-Good, Titus Andronicus Prove Weak

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/05/2010 by kurtorzeck

There’s no shortage of gripes being voiced in the aftermath of yesterday’s FYF Fest 2010 at Los Angeles’ Historic State Park. Continue reading

Tool Take The Wiltern: 8.13.01

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags on 07/21/2010 by kurtorzeck

Just unearthed my old review of Tool’s August 13, 2001, show at Los Angeles’ relatively intimate Wiltern Theatre (years before it became the Wiltern LG):

“The invincible act proved its robustness once again …”

Read the full piece, published in Campus Circle, here.

More reviews here.

What, Dark Tranquillity Not Worthy? An Open Letter To L.A. Metalheads

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , on 06/02/2010 by kurtorzeck

Hey man, missed you at the Dark Tranquillity show last night. What happened? Thought you were a troo metalhead. Continue reading

John Garcia Announces Kyuss-Covers Tour Plan; ’05 Gig With Josh Homme Is Remembered

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , on 02/03/2010 by kurtorzeck

All That’s Heavy announced today that John Garcia will be blowing the dust off Kyuss songs on a worldwide tour under the jazzy guise of “Garcia Plays Kyuss.” Flanked by guitarist Bruno Fevery, bassist Jacques de Haard and drummer Rob Snijders, they’ll be cruising through Europe from May 28 through June 11. Continue reading