Best of 2014: Roman Gokhman’s favorite shows

Photo by Paige K. Parsons Last year I predicted I would never see as many concerts as I did in 2013, and I was right. Having two kids can do that to any guy, even a music journalist. From 64 shows the previous year, I was only able to attend 40 in 2014. That number will probably drop again next year. In judging what I enjoyed most, I decided to grade based on my favorites rather than the “best.” This is a subjective list, so I’m not going to try to decide who performed best. As in previous years, I set [...]

Interview: Not content to be #1 in the UK, Biffy Clyro heads to America

Few rock bands in the United Kingdom had as successful of a 2013 as Biffy Clyro. After more than 15 years of sweating it out on stage with a ferocious live show and six albums that increasingly got them to the forefront of the region’s hard rock scene, the band exploded with their first No. 1 record in double-album Opposites. Many from America have yet to hear about the Glasgow trio that performs at the Great American Music Hall Wednesday, however. Last August, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor counted himself among that group. Reznor was none too pleased when he [...]

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