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Victor Wooten // LIVE @ Brooklyn Bowl // 12.12.17

Articles and Photos by: Steven Principato   Brooklyn, N.Y. - In a world of rock guitar heroes there lives a counterculture that adheres to an adverse set of values -- these are the bass players. This unlikely variety of musicians aren't simply guys in rock bands whose unique bass skills attempt to

GWAR // Live @ Irving Plaza // 10.31.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   NYC - Within the walls of the east village's Irving Plaza, a pantheon of wicked demigods including Doyle, Ghoul, and the legendary GWAR prepared to take the stage and unleash a night of blood, horror, debauchery - and most of all, the sound of metal

Acid King // Live @ Saint Vitus // 10.28.17

Article and Photos by Steven Principato   Brooklyn, NY - Revered as a pioneering force in contemporary Doom/Stoner metal, San Francisco’s Acid King took the stage of the packed and sparsely illuminated halls of Greenpoint’s well-traveled den of magnificent malevolence known as Saint Vitus. The band was formed in 1993 by guitarist/vocalist

Tower // Live @ Saint Vitus // 10.13.17

Article and Photos by Steven Principato   Brooklyn, NY - Just a typical night at Greenpoint’s most well-known hidden den of debauchery, local hellraising act, Tower made themselves at home as they prepared to destroy the familiar stage of Saint Vitus once again. Proudly setting fire to the popular local venue for

KMFDM // Live @ Irving Plaza // 10.7.17

Article and photos by: Steven Principato   NYC - It’s been said there is no other band in existence that drops their own name in songs more than KMFDM. Notorious for controversial politically-influenced lyrics and cynically ominous, uniform eastern-bloc inspired cover art, KMFDM is one of the Industrial scene’s most notable and

Corrosion of Conformity // Live @ The Wellmont Theater // 9.9.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Montclair, NJ - Standing tall as North Jersey’s most notable venue for larger acts, The historic Wellmont Theater, located in swanky downtown Montclair once again opened it's doors to accommodate a blackened parade of metal-heads, lining the streets as they waited, gleefully yet inadvertently frightening the local

Roky Erickson // LIVE @ White Eagle Hall // 09.08.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Jersey City, NJ - Fortunate to be one of the inaugural line-ups to take the still immaculate stage of Jersey City’s recently opened White Eagle Hall, The Death Valley Girls and Roky Erickson bill proved to be an epic show for this promising new venue, the

Album Review: Dale Crover- The Fickle Finger of Fate

Article by: Steven Principato   Despite Dale Crover’s life long career as the legendary powerhouse behind the Melvins drum-kit, among countless other acts including Nirvana, It’s a rather surprising fact that The Fickle Finger Of Fate (Joyful Noise, 2017) officially breaks Dale as a first-time solo artist. (I gather the Dale Crover

The Melvins // Live @ The Stone Pony // 8.5.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Asbury Park, NJ - Upon the legendary stage within the house the “Boss” built, a venue small in size yet massive in music history, the Stone Pony once again geared up for a double feature where the headliner may very well be recognized in similar

Doyle // Live @ Dingbatz // 6.28.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Clifton, NJ -- Hidden deep within the aluminum sided jungle of the New Jersey Suburbs lies a claustrophobic cavern by the name of Dingbatz, where local punk-rockers, goths, and headbangers have called home for over a decade. Serving as one of North Jersey’s few remaining

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