Tommy Stinson has been playing in rock and roll bands since he was 13. Twenty-five years later, he still throws himself into impassioned, no-nonsense performances that can convert subdued crowds into throngs of noisy believers.
What a difference a few decibels can make! A band can sound great and unique during an intimate in-store appearance, but terrible at a plugged-in performance. Why are sound guys so sadistic? Can’t they hear?
Glorious Noise was almost run out of town the last time we criticized a Moldy Peach. The truth hurts sometimes. Kristy Eldredge takes a fair and balanced look at Kimya Dawson at a recent show in Brooklyn.