ALTERNATIVE ROCK/ GRUNGE/ INDIE / LIVE / Red Hot Chili Peppers

From the Stands – RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (20/10/2012) – Houston, TX


“Road-hardened chops” is a term often used by cynical hacks to describe a really tight and professional show by a band and/or an artist. Yet, I can’t help but bring that term up when I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers on October the 20th. From the efficient way in which the audience was whisked … Continue reading

ALTERNATIVE ROCK/ GRUNGE/ INDIE / The Cure

Disintegration-THE CURE-1989


The Cure first got my attention with Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me a so called album which is actually a collection of songs displaying a variety of techniques of writing pop songs with the band’s usual trademark melancholy background. I was unimpressed with the songs that tended to be upbeat and bouncy purposefully expecially on the … Continue reading

ALTERNATIVE ROCK/ GRUNGE/ INDIE / The Magic Numbers

Those the Brokes – THE MAGIC NUMBERS – 2006


The trouble with being contrarian is that it becomes tiresome for others. Even if you’re not willfully so, you risk resentment from the conforming majority. In music, contrarianism is usually reactionary and aggressive. Think punk as the antithesis to prog, or thrash as the antithesis to glam. But what about the Magic Numbers? When they … Continue reading