The Queen Extravaganza – Part Tribute, Part Nostalgia and ALL Kick Ass Rock &Roll!

The Queen Extravaganza, brainchild of Queen drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May.

The Queen Extravaganza: A truly worthy experience. Last month I previewed and reviewed the Queen Extravaganza for culturemob.com. I was both hopeful and leery. As one of rock’s biggest icons Queen and legendary frontman Freddie Mercury, the QE had a LOT to live up to. Failing to deliver while performing Queen’s classic hits could be […]

Black Metal Surfaces In The Turbulent and Volatile Social War Of The Middle East!

Iraqi Black Metal band - Janaza and Seeds Of Iblis

A new generation of disillusioned and pissed off youth have taken to Black Metal as a way of expressing their dissatisfaction with their world. In all honestly, it might just be the most real Black Metal out there these days. Their anger is real. Their frustration is real. The fight and it’s consequences are very, […]

‘Extreme Math Metal’ Gods Meshuggah and Decapitated Punish Seattle!

Lead singer Jens Kidman of Meshuggah

I had the privilege of seeing Meshuggah, Decapitated and (sadly) Baroness at the Showbox in Seattle. I covered it for culturemob.com Here is the review of the show. The Church of Meshuggah set up shop in Seattle recently. Their faithful flocked to the show like lost souls seeking salvation. And they were rewarded. A sermon […]

G. Love Fails to Impress but Scott H. Biram Does Not!

G. Love of G. Love & Special Sauce

This is my most recent article written for culturemob.com‘s Seattle Music section. I hit this show really looking forward to the new and improved, blues infused, G. Love & Special Sauce. But when performed live, this ‘Back Road Blues’ sound was lost in translation. On the other hand, Scott H. Biram had the style and […]