Live Review and Picture Book: The Melvins with Unsane at The Loft, April 25

Review by Ellen Eldridge; photos by Michael Koenig Unsane fit so perfectly as an opening act before the legendary and influential Melvins; so perfectly, in fact, that though Unsane drummer Vinnie Signorelli was in the hospital, according to singer Chris Spencer, Melvins drummers took turns sitting in with Unsane. Bassist Pete Shore completes the trio, […]

Live Review & Picture Book: Sharon Van Etten at The EARL, April 25

By David Courtright; photos by Matthew Smith One always wonders how a singer’s artistic personality will translate in a live, or in-person setting. Does melancholic music equal depressive live show? In truth, sometimes it does. In Brooklyn’s Sharon Van Etten’s case, it was quite the opposite. While her music can easily be called “introspective,” the […]