Nicholas L. Hall

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  • 4 years ago | Concerts

    SPL is less a sonic experience than a full-body assault via bass. Sam Pool, the man behind the Sound Pressure Level moniker, prefers to tread the darker waters of drum 'n' bass and dubstep, so the fact that bass is central to his sound should come...

  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    Critical condemnation and popular adulation go alarmingly hand-in-hand in the world of rock music. Often, the same qualities lead those opposing camps to their positions, and such is certainly the case for '70s and '80s progressive rock stalwart R...

  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    Miss 1992? Godsmack singer Sully Erna sure does, and he wants you to revisit it with him. Not old enough to intentionally listen to music in 1992? That's all right; Erna doesn't require studying up on his influences to rock along with him — ...

  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    Electronic dance music is rarely the genre summoning words like emotional impact and subtlety. Pulsing beats, flashing lights, and sweaty club kids are the aspects of dance culture projected on the mainstream consciousness. John Digweed, one of th...

  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    Some concerts should come with medical disclaimers akin to those found on videogames warning of epileptic seizures resulting from the ensuing visual bombardment. Such is the for case of the upcoming pop-a-thon at Ground Control, featuring Cash Cas...

  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    Some bands want to create a strong emotional response in their audience. Some bands want to make a meaningful artistic contribution. Some bands want to change the world. Cinderella? They just wanted to get laid and look cool. It's easy to look bac...