Archive for August 2nd, 2009

Tool’s Dark Metal and Stunning Visuals Take Over All Points West

August 2nd, 2009
Photograph by Alex Reside for Moody, intricate and introspective metal isn’t necessarily the natural choice for a festival headlining slot, but over the course of their bleak and riveting 90-minute set New Jersey’s All Points West Festival Saturday night, Tool proved that sometimes mystery is more compelling than stridency. (Check out photos from All Points West: Tool, Jay-Z and more.) On a bill loaded with indie rock, Tool seemed initially distinguished by their popularity. They were the ...

My Bloody Valentine, Arctic Monkeys Rock All Points West on Moody, Muddy Day Two

August 2nd, 2009
Photo: Busacca/Getty Is there any sight that warms the heart of a rock band more than a sea of upraised middle fingers? That’s the scene that greeted recently reformed British shoegaze pioneers My Bloody Valentine midway through their Saturday night set at All Points West Festival in New Jersey’s Liberty State Park. (Photos live from All Points West: My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more.) Though the gesture was mainly the response of impatient Tool fans reacting ...