CrucialFest 5 Recap: Area 51 – Day One

CrucialFest 5 Recap: Area 51 – Day One
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It’s finally here! My musical Christmas is here (I should have a beer advent calendar) and oh boy, was it a fun first night. In a matter of six hours, I saw eleven bands. While bouncing between the booze and sans-booze rooms at Area 51 (a venue I haven’t been to since I was 17. It hasn’t changed a bit.) I had my face melted off on multiple occasions. … read more

CrucialFest Day Two Recap @ Urban Lounge – 2015

CrucialFest Day Two Recap @ Urban Lounge – 2015
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The evening started with the band Døne, a two-piece comprising of Cache Tolman (bass/guitar/vocals) and Andy Patterson (drums). they were definitely the most “metal” of the evening. Musically, they had moments that combined doomier bits like Electric Wizard, but with the melodic sensibilities of a musical child produced by Stone Temple Pilots and Jimi Hendrix. … read more

CrucialFest Day Three Recap @ Area 51 and Urban Lounge – 2015

CrucialFest Day Three Recap @ Area 51 and Urban Lounge...
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Festivals where there is a large number of bands—with an equally large number of influences and references—causes the brains in most writers to melt out of their noses. … read more