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Don’t miss Mogwai at Royale on December 7th. Click here to enter to win tickets from RadioBDC.
Artist: Mogwai Opener: Xander Harris Venue: Royale Date: December 7th Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm
Don’t miss American Football w/ Pure Bathing Culture at Royale on November 21st. Click here to enter to win tickets from RadioBDC.
Artist: American Football Opener: Pure Bathing Culture Venue: Royale Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm
Don’t miss John Carpenter at Royale on November 15th. Click here to enter to win tickets from RadioBDC.
Artist: John Carpenter Venue: Royale Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Doors: 7pm
Don’t miss Buffalo Tom at Royale on September 9th. Click here to enter to win tickets from RadioBDC.
Don’t miss Real Estate w/ Frankie Cosmos at Royale on May 5th. Click here for your chance to win tickets from RadioBDC.
Artist: Real Estate Venue: Royale Date: Friday, May 5, 2017 Doors: 6:00pm
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Experimental noise rock legends Swans, now 4 years and 3 records into a highly successful reformation, brought a towering 2-hour set to the Royale on Saturday night in support of the recently released “To Be Kind.” Norwegian art-pop singer/songwriter Jenny Hval opened.
“Sunbather,” the second full-length from black metal upstarts Deafheaven, landed on numerous prominent “Best of 2013” lists, and according to Metacritic, garnered positive reviews more consistently than any other record of last year. But it would be a mistake to reduce its achievement to critical kudos. Those of us residing outside the devoted, sometimes obsessive head-banger community have not been conditioned to take metal seriously. Sure, we’ll enjoy a hearty giggle after a giant alien phallus ejaculates fake blood all over us at a GWAR concert, but on the ride home, we won’t talk about Oderus Urungus’s songcraft and sonic vision. We will talk about the fake blood. When mainstream or indie tourists visit the metal scene, for the most part, the only thing we talk about is fake blood and comparable theatrics. Generally, it doesn’t occur to us to think of metal as an artform — that something defined by coarseness and sublime fury has the potential to be beautiful. More
For those interested, here’s the almost-complete transcript of our conversation with Deafheaven’s George Clarke. More