Until next year’s return … a look back at The Killers @ the Staples Center on 02-02-18

Okay, now that I've secured a pair of tix for the Killers' Los Angeles show next August, I feel I'm finally ready to do this long-lingering post. Of course, I hold full responsibility for any and all delays. It's just taken me awhile to find the proper motivation. I'd like to say that's three years …

80’s Weekend #9

Violent Femmes headline the ninth edition of "80's Weekend" at the Microsoft Theater on 02.15.20.
For my first proper post this month, I'm going to take a step back to the past, to explore that magically nostalgic era known as the '80s. It's not the first time I've attempted to do so. But typically, it's from the perspective of contemporary eyes and ears, modern-day interpretations and appropriations as homage and …

Nine Inch Nails’ “Every Day is Exactly the Same” … no words have ever been truer

Nine Inch Nails' EP single for "Every Day is Exactly the Same."
I had to take a few days off due to some pesky allergies ... is it allergies? is it Covid? You know the routine. We've all pondered it with even the slightest deviation in health. Anyway, I've been thinking a lot about how this ongoing crisis continues to continue, and I thought of this Nine …

New Order: a couple of old shows, in lieu of a postponed “Unity”

New Order perform at the Shrine Auditorium on 03.09.16.
On this beautiful Monday afternoon, one of the warmest of the summer thus far, I'm opting for another flashback performance ... or in this case, a couple of them, paired up to offer a more well-rounded experience. Same act. Multiple shows.The band is New Order, and before things went tits-up in the Corona wars, they …