Fan Gets Arrested After Flashing Cop Badge To Get Better Seat At Concert

Well, now this Orlando fan is either really smart, or not so smart. I’m going with the latter. And maybe this creative fan could’ve helped this police-badge-flashing fan be a little more ingenious with his plan to get a better seat. According to Pollstar: “…a central Florida sheriff’s deputy is on administrative duty pending an […]

Artist Stage Rage Strikes Again: Matisyahu Smashes Photographer’s Camera

  For some reason, 2011 seems to be the year during which concert photographers have made unfortunate headlines for being the victims artist stage rage. The most recent headline-making episode went down on Wednesday night in New York as photographer Rebecca Smeyne explains what happened in her account of the incident with Matisyahu via Papermag: …After 12 […]

Looks Like U2 Fans Saved the Concert Industry in 2011

After exploring the stories of these U2 fans, it obvious that their desire to experience the awe and granduer of U2 live is what saved the concert industry from another down year in 2011. At least that’s what the numbers say. According to Billboard, here’s a breakdown of the numbers in their Year in Touring […]

Chemical Brothers New Concert Doc “Don’t Think” Coming Soon

Continuing our exploration of concert films, we’re excited to pass along preliminary details about the forthcoming new Chemical Brothers live concert film Don’t Think. When I read the press release I have to say it’s one of the best curiosity stokers for a concert film I’ve read in a long time, mainly because it actually reads like […]

Explore This: Nirvana Live at Man Ray 1990

Our Nirvana concert exploration rocks on with a little sonic time capsule treat courtesy of the The Boston Phoenix. This recently unearthed Nirvana track is pretty sweet to listen to, and to be honest, it’s much better than the live tracks there were included on the Nevermind 20th anniversary release earlier this year. Duane Bruce’s […]

Another Reason Why Odd Future Isn’t Worth A Concert Review

As we told you before, after Pitchfork we left unimpressed with Odd Future. We actually had more fun, and it was way more entertaining, watching the fans than anything the band did onstage musically. We walked away from that show thinking that the media should refuse to cover these guys because they don’t like to […]

RIP Cory Smoot: GWAR Tours On For Sake Of Fan Emotions

    We’re always learning new things about concert fan emotions and how live music plays a major role in helping us cope with loss, grief and trauma. That said, it again saddens me to share news about another artist who has died this year. GWAR guitarist guitarist Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus) was found […]