Fred Pessaro’s favorite albums of 2020
Longtime BrooklynVegan contributor Fred Pessaro's 2020 faves include Griselda, Eternal Champion, Jeff Parker, Chubby & the Gang, Bib, The Spits, Geld, Jyoti, Mary Lattimore, and more...
Australian grinders Internal Rot’s sophomore LP ‘Grieving Birth’ is a killer return
It's the Melbourne band's (who share members with Faceless Burial, Contaminated, and more) first in six years, following their landmark 2014 debut.
KISS brought hits, pyro, and more to NJ on their farewell tour (review)
The KISS live show isn’t just a gig, it has been – through the years – a blueprint for arena bombast with pyro, fireworks, moving rigs, vomiting blood, ziplines, fireeating and all manner of showmanship on the live stage.
Jeff Lynne’s ELO played the hits at Prudential Center (review, setlist, videos)
George Harrison's son Dhani Harrison opened the show and performed with ELO on a rendition of the Traveling Wilbury's ”Handle With Care.”
Russian Baths have a new video, opening for FACS and Marissa Nadler/Stephen Brodsky
NYC-based Russian Baths blend '90s influences like Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Archers of Loaf, Lungfish and more to create a cocktail that nods its head to classic indie, post-hardcore and feedback-riddled punk...
Mindforce’s Mike Shaw suffers “almost fatal” accident; GoFundMe launched
”Our best friend and guitar player, Mike, got in a head on collision. We’re so thankful Mike is alive and going to be ok. Mike has a long recovery ahead and Mindforce is on an indefinite hiatus,” the band writes.
Fred Pessaro’s favorite albums of 2018
Former BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges editor and current BV contributor Fred Pessaro's favorites of 2018, from punk and metal to ambient, pop, jazz, hip hop, and beyond.
Spiritualized played Kings Theatre w/ an orchestra & choir (pics, setlist, review)
The Brooklyn show, which was with the Wordless Music Orchestra and Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir, was one of only two U.S. shows for Spiritualized this year.
Simple Minds played Beacon Theatre (pics, setlist, video)
The Scottish rock greats played two full sets encompassing the whole of their career.
Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman talks 40th anniversary, next LP, UFOs, and more
We cornered the wide-eyed madman known as Jaz Coleman to ask about Killing Joke's 40th anniversary, his experience seeing UFOs, the state of the US and being a rock icon AND a dad.