red lights

Concert Livewire
concert reviews cd reviews interviews featuresticket swap music news

Alternative rockers
trace musical evolution through intimate live sessions

Incubus - HQ Live Special Edition
3 1/2 stars (out of 5 stars)
Reviewed: December 17, 2012

Review by Andy Argyrakis

To celebrate twenty years together in 2011, Incubus set up shop in a Los Angeles store front and staged a week's worth of free shows caught by a few hundred fans in person and also broadcast live on the internet. Spread throughout two CDs and a single DVD, "HQ Live Special Edition" offers a highlight reel of the endeavor, while also serving as a career-spanning time capsule from the group's nu metal debut through more alternative-minded experiments.

Though a few hits pop up in both places ("Wish You Were Here," "Nice To Know You"), it's really about revisiting album tracks and rarities in the live setting, which Incubus delivers with its ever evolving musicality. It's just too bad the DVD trims the adventurous set list for the sake of time and includes too many similar sounding praises from fans, but it's those dedicated followers who are still likely to devour this unique concert experience.

Related articles:

Incubus - Interview with Brandon Boyd - Aug. 2012
Incubus - Interview with Jose Pasillas - Sept. 2009
Incubus (Lollapalooza 2003) - Concert review, Milwaukee, WI - July 2003
Incubus - Concert review, Madison, WI - Oct. 2002
Incubus - Concert review, Milwaukee, WI - May 2002
Incubus - Concert review, Chicago, IL - Nov. 2001

What Do You Think?



City & State:

e mail:

Here's Your Chance to.... Respond!

Your feedback will be featured on
Rant or Rave within 24 hours.

Return to CD Archives
Return to CD Reviews
Return to Menu