Graveyard’s bassist heads to rehab

Graveyard, that beautiful Swedish concoction of blues, metal and fuzzy guitar distortion, have decided to give their bandmate, bassist Rikard Edlund, the time he needs to get clean from addiction. The group just posted the statement below on their Facebook page. Rikard Edlund of Graveyard. Photo by M. SpiroI saw Graveyard here in Baltimore back in …

The Flying Eyes, Night Beats, Psychic Ills at Golden West Cafe

Flying Eyes, Night Beats, Psychic Ills, a set on Flickr.Last night, Golden West Cafe in Baltimore, Maryland, featured a trio of bands playing psychedelic, garage rock and soul. Opening up was Baltimore's The Flying Eyes. Sounding a little like a cross between The Doors, Grand Funk Railroad and Blue Cheer, this band is surfing that …

Alcest brings French, blackened shoegaze to Baltimore’s Golden West Cafe

Tonight at Golden West Cafe, I will be seeing the amazing and awe inspiring band from France--Alcest. I had the pleasure of seeing this group open for Enslaved last September at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh.Alcest's sound is sparse and emotive. Their roots are in black metal but their work has transcended that into the realm …