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The Afghan Whigs Aren’t Too Cool For You

by Jeff Nale (@jeffnale) You’re at an Afghan Whigs show inside the beautifully renovated North Park Observatory, right in the middle of San Diego’s hipster epicenter. But you are not one of the hipsters. You’re forty-one. You do not blend in. But come to think

Slayer Hold Court Over a Test of Endurance in OKC

by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) When thrash metal titans Slayer announced they were embarking on a farewell tour before embracing retired life, they announced a supporting bill that could be a killer tour of its own: Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, and Behemoth, who were swapped

Band of Horses Make a Young Fan’s Life

by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) Last Sunday at Wichita’s legendary Cotillion Ballroom, I witnessed history. History for one young fan, anyway.

 
Let me back up. Sunday afternoon I found myself with an extra ticket to the Band of Horses/Bonny Doon show (thanks again, Billy!) and had

American Aquarium’s BJ Barham is a Problem Solver

by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) “I had a problem,” American Aquarium’s BJ Barham tells the crowd halfway through their sweat-drenched set at Knuckleheads Garage in Kansas City. “So I fixed it.” He’s referring to the problem of his alcoholism (he has been sober since 2014), but