Bigger is always better now-a-days. Bigger TVs, bigger paychecks, bigger gas tanks. Ok forget the last one. However, musicians these days will certainly agree with the paychecks. With arenas and stadiums accommodating millions of fans (I’m looking at you Dallas), bands are quick to make their stop to cash in on the ticket sales. The chance to rub elbows with your idols is traded in for taking out a small loan just to be able to see a show without binoculars. Very rarely does one see a headline worthy band playing a small venued show. For one band in particular, they thrive in the smaller venues, and you just missed a great show on Monday.
Lacuna Coil has been touring and rocking our faces off for years now, however they don’t get their deserved place on mainstream radio. I was lucky enough to catch them again this past Monday at Rams Head Live in support of their new cd “Delirium” which is out Friday. With the driving guitar work complimenting the unrelenting drums, and front people Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro balancing screams and melodies with expert precision, every time they take the stage Lacuna Coil never disappoints. Plus, this will be a great album to put in the car and cruise to with all of the good weather on deck.
So in a musical landscape of atrocious lyrical content completely void of talent, there is hope. They’ve been writing since 1994, and show no signs of slowing down. So take my word, if you’re a fan of catchy, memorable rock then please go invest in some Lacuna Coil. I did a while ago, and I’m glad I did.