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Concert review: Incubus

From The Miami Herald’s blog, Miami Music Matters

In its first South Florida performance in almost two years, California-based alt-rock group Incubus blasted through a 90 minute set of its biggest hits, fan-favorite album cuts, and a few rarities, despite less than stellar sound.

The first show at Bayfront Park Amphitheater in downtown Miami since a multi-million dollar makeover, the venue’s sound was flat and low — not ideal for a rock and roll show. The band’s songs, which are known for transitioning from whisper-quiet to in-your-face loud, were overly equalized, lessening the impact of the the music’s dynamic range and singer Brandon Boyd’s soaring vocals. Continue reading

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Alt-rockers Incubus to storm Bayfront Park in Miami

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From the August 14, 2009 issue of The Miami Herald (web / print)

Mike Einziger, guitarist for the spacey, experimental alternative-rock band Incubus, is a fan of stormy weather. Luckily for him, Incubus will be playing Sunday outdoors in downtown Miami — smack-dab in the middle of our storm season.

“One thing I really love about Florida is the lightning. I usually get a storm of some kind while we’re there,” he said on the phone. “I actually just enjoy being anywhere where there isn’t snow.” Continue reading

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Incubus + The Roots

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I never thought I’d see this day. Two of my top 5 favorite bands, The Roots and Incubus, tag-teamed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to play “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince, a song Incubus has been covering for a few years and that is available on its newest 2-disc retrospective, Monuments and Melodies. Continue reading

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Incubus “Monuments and Melodies” (2009)

incubusFrom the June 29, 2009 issue of The Miami Herald (web / print)

Oftentimes, the greatest hits compilation is a death knell for artists: A sign of withering fame, or a contractual obligation to get off a record label. But for Incubus, Monuments and Melodies is none of the above. Instead, it’s a statement of strength — a logical stopgap before the next studio release. Continue reading

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