Nicholas Hall

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  • 7 years ago

    Like fine wine, music often carries with it a sense of place, a terroir, if you will. Southern rock, British heavy metal, South African kwaito, Scandinavian death metal — the imprint of place on these soundscapes is unavoidable and often fai...

  • 7 years ago | Concerts

    For every grand gesture, every history-changing moment, and every genre-defining band in the annals of music, there is a bandwagon. Mudhoney, Nirvana, the Melvins, and the rest of the Pacific Northwest grunge originators might have launched the mo...

  • 7 years ago | Concerts

    When Ida No was deciding what to call her glam-inflected, no-wave-­channeling, ­minimalist-disco, shrapnel-­shrieking dance-floor mindfuck of a band, she must have had an Archimedean moment of epiphany. No and friends took the elements...

  • 7 years ago | Concerts

    Black Moth Super Rainbow: Now that's a mouthful. Not only does the name resonate like a confusingly translated Japanese cartoon, but also it conjures up elements of science fiction, mythology, and, most of all, sensory saturation. It's not unlike ...