Gaytheist burns brightly with new ‘Fire’

This is a band of great passion. The closing track, “Doing Great! Never Better!,” a plea to not be left alone, is sweet in its vulnerability. It also belies Rivera’s declaration “I don’t know if I care” in the sprightly-titled “All Choices End in Death.” Nonsense. Anyone who sings with such intensity has to care. If you like powerful, pummeling rock, check out this album. And don’t overlook the lyrics. 

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One night only: the return of Venus Envy

The teasing banter and interplay between the band members made it clear the group was having as much fun as the audience. It was no surprise that when Koch speculated about doing another show, “Same time, next year,” someone shouted out, “Same time, next month!” It was great to have you back, Venus Envy. Let’s hope it doesn’t take another decade until you perform again!

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