Show Review: Inanimate Existence – The Raw Dog Edition

In all my years going to shows, I’ve never seen a band “bottom out” the way Inanimate Existence did last night at Stamps. But don’t let my initial statement fool you. This story doesn’t end in failure and shame. It actually ends with a joyous victory and a very satisfying experience had by yours truly. … More Show Review: Inanimate Existence – The Raw Dog Edition

ANOTHER PACKED ALL LOCAL SHOW: Abyance, Dilettante, The Impurity, Nuclear Winter

Usually my predictions for shows are pretty spot on. I can tell if a show is going to do well based on the work I see being put in by the bands and promoters and then of course, there’s the quality of the music to consider. In addition, a lack of competing events is also … More ANOTHER PACKED ALL LOCAL SHOW: Abyance, Dilettante, The Impurity, Nuclear Winter

Show Review: Pillorian, Obsidian Tongue, Mavradoxa and Ancalagon

Written by Rachel Ardour* I’ve got so many feelings about the Pillorian, Obsidian Tongue, Mavradoxa and Ancalagon show. It was one of the most profound and all-around surprising (at least to me) shows I’ve seen in a while. And that’s why I specifically asked Mike if I could write this show review, and he said … More Show Review: Pillorian, Obsidian Tongue, Mavradoxa and Ancalagon

Show Review: Order of the Dead’s Retirement Party

Photo by Daniel DeLucenay* We don’t review shows very often, but the bangers we’ve been to in Rochester always seem to bring it out of us. We love our Buffalo scene, but modern Rochester local shows always remind me of how Buffalo was once upon a time, back when we had Showplace and X-Wheelz, etc., … More Show Review: Order of the Dead’s Retirement Party