Features Archive


"Party Way Out Of Bounds"
Essay by Pete Crigler
(Posted 3/3/16)

"Way Down We Go: Kaleo Live"
Concert Review by Melanie Love
(Posted 2/26/16)

"Heaven Adores Us: Nickolas Rossi's Documentary Film Captures The Essence Of Elliott Smith"
DVD Review by Pete Crigler
(Posted 12/8/15)

"Perfect Beings: The Daily Vault Interview"
Interview by Jason Warburg
(Posted 11/10/15)

"Billy Sherwood of Yes: The (2nd) Daily Vault Interview"
Interview by Jason Warburg
(Posted 10/25/15)


"A Perfect End: Atlas Genius, DREAMERS & Mainland Live"
Concert review by Melanie Love
(Posted 10/5/15)

"The Broken Leg Tour: Foo Fighters Live"
Concert review by Melanie Love
(Posted 7/24/15)

"You've Haunted Me All My Life: Death Cab For Cutie Live"
Concert review by Jason Warburg
(Posted 7/13/15)

"Chris Squire: An Appreciation"
Essay by Jason Warburg
(Posted 7/2/15)

"Jobraith A.D.: Stellar Rock Doc On '70s Would-Be Star"
Film review by Pete Crigler
(Posted 3/16/15)

"Monty Python Returns: One Down, Five To Go"
Film review by Curtis Jones
(Posted 11/18/14)

"Finding Fela: Documentary Chronicles Mercurial
Musician/Activist Fela Kuti"

Film review by Benjamin Ray
(Posted 10/12/14)

"The Best Of 2014: The First Half"
Essay by Benjamin Ray
(Posted 7/3/14)

"How To Kill The Daily Vault"
Essay by Jason Warburg
(Posted 2/11/14)

"Grammy 2014: The Live Blog"
Essay by Jeff Clutterbuck
(Posted 1/28/14)

"Springsteen & I:The Story Of Rock's Biggest Fan, And His Fans"
Film review by Jason Warburg
(Posted 11/19/13)

"Devotion & Desire: Bayside / What’s Eating Gilbert / State Champ Live"
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 10/28/13)

"Generation(s) Metal: Saxon / Fozzy / Halcyon Way / The Unity Live"
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 9/30/13)

"Carnival of Madness: Shinedown / Skillet / Papa Roach /
In This Moment / We As Human Live"

Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 8/28/13)

"iTunes And The iPod: Ten Years Later"
Essay by Jeff Clutterbuck
(Posted 5/20/13)

"Jon Anderson of Yes: The Daily Vault Interview"  
Interview by Jason Warburg
(Posted 5/13/13)

"Decision Time for a Once-Great Band: Yes Live"  
Concert review by Jason Warburg
(Posted 3/13/13)

"Grammys 2013: The Live Blog"  
Essay by Jeff Clutterbuck
(Posted 2/11/13)

"One More For The Road: Shine Down, Three Days Grace & POD Live"  
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 2/11/13)

"David Browne & The Lost Story Of 1970"  
Book review by Aaron Jones
(Posted 10/15/12)

"Big Big Train's Greg Spawton: The Daily Vault Interview"  
Interview by Jason Warburg
(Posted 10/4/12)

"Waterslide's Mark Doyon: The Daily Vault Interview"  
Interview by Jason Warburg
(Posted 6/18/12)

"Rocking The Plains (or, Bayside's Magic Number)"  
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 6/16/12)

"Lindsey Buckingham: Alone And Kicking"  
Concert review by Jason Warburg
(Posted 5/13/12)

"The Book Of Drugs: Mike Doughty Gets Out Alive"  
Book review by Jason Warburg
(Posted 5/12/12)

"Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson: The Daily Vault Interview"  
Interview by Bruce Rusk
(Posted 4/8/12)

"Remember Ronnie Montrose: An Unexpected Friendship"
Essay by Jason Warburg
(Posted 3/4/12)

"15 Years: Why I'm Still Here"
Essay by Jason Warburg
(Posted 1/13/12)

"15 Years And What Do You Get?"
Essay by David Bowling
(Posted 1/13/12)

"Opeth & Katatonia: 'So Mellow, Even A Wife Would Like It'"
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 10/13/11)

"The State Of Yes 2011: Their Morals Disappear"
Essay by Jason Warburg
(Posted 7/18/11)

"Matt & Kim Bring the Love to Baltimore"
Concert review by Melanie Love
(Posted 10/31/10)

"A Night Of Metal: Fear Factory, 36 Crazy Fist, After The Burial,
and Divine Hersey Live"

Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 8/7/10)

"I Am Ozzy: Tripping Through A Madman's Brain"
Book review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 5/10/10)

"Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse: An Appreciation"
Essay by Melanie Love
(Posted 4/1/10)

"Wende Snijders -- The Daily Vault Interview"
Interview by Per Vissers
(Posted 12/11/09)

"Noah And The Whale Swim Through The Misery"
Concert review by Jono Russell
(Posted 10/6/09)

"Porcupine Tree And Kings X Energize The House Of Blues"
Concert review by Bruce Rusk
(Posted 10/5/09)

"Mixtape Mondays: Fly Away, Far Away"
Essay by Melanie Love
(Posted 9/7/09)

"Mixtape Mondays: Remembering First Love"
Essay by Melanie Love
(Posted 8/24/09)

"Dark Progression DVD Delves Deep Into Depeche Mode"
DVD review by Vish Iyer
(Posted 8/14/09)

"Mixtape Mondays: The Black Book Mixtape"
Essay by Sarah Curristan
(Posted 8/9/09)

"Trapt In Cedar Rapids With A Four-Band Lineup"
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 8/8/09)

"Puracane's Ali Rogers: The Daily Vault Interview"
Interview by Vish Iyer
(Posted 6/30/09)

"Mixtape Mondays: Songs To Stalk To"
Essay by Sarah Curristan
(Posted 6/8/09)

"A Rock'n'Roller's Coming Of Age"
Book review by Bruce Rusk
(Posted 6/1/09)

"Ben Kweller Brings A Taste Of Country To London"
Concert review by Jono Russell
(Posted 5/20/09)

"Mixtape Mondays: The Mick's Tape"
Essay by Sarah Curristan
(Posted 3/19/09)

"Burning Down The (Opera) House: David Byrne in Sydney"
Concert review by Giselle Nguyen
(Posted 3/02/09)

"Milwaukee Magnetic: Metallica Live"
Concert review by Jeff Clutterbuck
(Posted 2/04/09)

"Mixtape Mondays: Walking In A Winter Wasteland"
Essay by Julia Skochko
(Posted 2/02/09)

"The Angry Young Man Down Under: Billy Joel Live In Melbourne"
Concert review by Mark Millan
(Posted 12/08/08)

"Jon Troast Rocks The -- Er, My House"
Concert review by Jason Warburg
(Posted 11/22/08)

"Nailed It: Nine Inch Nails and Health Live"
Concert review by Bruce Rusk
(Posted 11/11/08)

"Mixtape Mondays: Rough Gems"
Essay by Julia Skochko
(Posted 10/6/08)

"Golden Smog's Marc Perlman: The Daily Vault Interview"
Interview by Jason Warburg
(Posted 9/23/08)

"Buckcherry, ShineDown & Saving Abel Live"
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 9/20/08)

"Free Fallin' in SoCal -- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Live at the Irvine Amphitheatre "

Concert review by Kenny S. McGuane
(Posted 9/3/08)

"Mixtape Mondays: Rough Gems"
Essay by Melanie Love
(Posted 9/1/08)

"Mixtape Mondays: Ocean Waves"
Essay by Melanie Love
(Posted 8/11/08)

"Believe The Hype: John Mayer
Live At The Irvine Ampitheatre"

Concert review by Melanie Love
(Posted 7/29/08)

"Gotta Get Up To Get Down –
George Michael’s Twenty-Five Live at the Forum"

Concert review by Melanie Love
(Posted 7/4/08)

"Rush -- Three Concerts For The Price Of One"
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 5/25/08)

"Don't Shoot Him, He's Only Elton John"
Concert review by Kenny S. McGuane
(Posted 4/29/08)

"SBB's Jozef Skrzek: The Daily Vault Interview"
Interview by Mark Kadzielawa
(Posted 4/21/08)

"Inside The Smiths"
DVD review by Vish Iyer
(Posted 3/25/08)

"Clapton: The Autobiography"
Book review by Jeff Clutterbuck
(Posted 1/10/08)

"Switchfoot's Jon Foreman: The Daily Vault Interview"
Interview by Jason Warburg
(Posted 12/10/07)

"KISS Loves You"
DVD review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 12/4/07)

"Maritime's Dan Didier: The Daily Vault Interview"
Interview by Darren Paltrowitz
(Posted 12/3/07)

"Superdrag's John Davis: The Daily Vault Interview"
Interview by Darren Paltrowitz
(Posted 11/19/07)


"Blackmore's Night Shines Bright"
Concert review by David Bowling
(Posted 11/14/07)

"Ten Questions With Chris Cubeta"
Interview by Darren Paltrowitz
(Posted 11/12/07)

"Two Books For The Price Of One"
Book Review by Benjamin Ray
(Posted 9/25/07)

"Billy Sherwood: The Daily Vault Interview"
Interview by Jason Warburg
(Posted 9/18/07)

"John Mayer Rocks The Bowl"
Concert review by Melanie Love
(Posted 6/20/07)

"Chuck Panozzo Steps Out"
Book review by Duke Egbert
(Posted 6/2/07)

"The Great Chicago (Arcade) Fire"
Concert review by Sean McCarthy
(Posted 5/30/07)

"Umphrey's McGee Make An Impression"
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 4/9/07)

"The Legacy Of Tupac Shakur"
Book review by Ben Ehrenreich
(Posted 3/26/07)

"Chris Adler (Lamb Of God): The Interview"
Interview by Paul Hanson
(Posted 3/19/07)

"High School Musical Goes Remix"
DVD review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 1/11/07)

"Looking At The Perfect Thing"
Book review by Jeff Clutterbuck
(Posted 1/10/07)

"Ten Years Gone"
Essay by Sean McCarthy
(Posted 1/10/07)

"Happenings Ten Years Time Ago..."
Essay by Benjamin Ray
(Posted 1/10/07)

"Nine Years And Change"
Essay by Jason Warburg
(Posted 1/2/07)

"A Dream Goes On Forever"
Essay by Christopher Thelen
(Posted 1/2/07)

"James Blunt Bangs A Gong"
Concert review by Melanie Love
(Posted 11/27/06)

"Moline Gets Godsmacked"
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 11/11/06)

"Page Hamilton:The Interview"
Interview by Cory Galliher
(Posted 11/6/06)

"Andy Summers: A Life In Music"
Book review by Jason Warburg
(Posted 10/29/06)

"The World Cup Of Music:
Madonna's Confessions Tour"

Concert review by Michael R. Smith
(Posted 10/18/06)

"A Live Concert Triptych'"
Concert reviews by Melanie Love
(Posted 9/13/06)

"Chris Cubeta: The Interview'"
Interview by Jason Warburg
(Posted 8/16/06)

"Poison In The Water'"
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 6/23/06)

"A Springsteen-Seeger Shindig'"
Concert review by Sean McCarthy
(Posted 6/14/06)

"Jesse Valenzuela: The Interview'"
Interview by Jason Warburg
(Posted 5/8/06)

"Collective Soul: The Interview'"
Interview by Vish Iyer
(Posted 2/7/06)

"Last Charge Of The Light Horse: The Interview'"
Interview by Jason Warburg
(Posted 1/16/06)

"The Year That Was: 1991"
Essay by Benjamin Ray
(Posted 10/24/05)

"September Ends On A Green Day"
Concert review by Jason Warburg
(Posted 10/7/05)

"House Lights... The Concert's Over"
Essay by Christopher Thelen
(Posted 9/30/05)

"Draw Tippy: The Interview'"
Interview by Jason Warburg
(Posted 8/26/05)

"Summer SMiLEs With Brian Wilson'"
Concert review by Jeff Clutterbuck
(Posted 8/26/05)

"Drop The Fear: The Interview'"
Interview by Vishwanath Iyer
(Posted 8/22/05)

"The Dark Side Of The Rainbow"
Essay by Bruce Rusk
(Posted 7/15/05)

"Wilco & The Roots Rendezvous At Red Rocks'"
Concert review by Sean McCarthy
(Posted 6/27/05)

"Neko Case Goes Underground'"
Concert review by Sean McCarthy
(Posted 6/27/05)

"A Green Day At The Qwest Center'"
Concert review by Sean McCarthy
(Posted 6/3/05)

"Who Is 'The Artist Of The '70s'?"
Essay by Bruce Rusk
(Posted 5/27/05)

"My Argument With Lester Bangs"
Essay by Jason Warburg
(Posted 5/10/05)

"Anthrax Stumble Out Of The Gate,
But Return To Be 'Among The Living'"

Concert review by Christopher Thelen
(Posted 5/2/05)

"What Was An Album?"
Essay by Jeff Clutterbuck
(Posted 4/27/2005)

"The Years That Were: 1969/1994"
Essay by Benjamin Ray
(Posted 3/21/2005)

"Fame: The New Pop Commodity"
Essay by JB
(Posted 2/18/2005)

"Metallica Hits The Mark"
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 9/20/2004)

"A Slayer In Toronto? Someone Call A Priest!"
Concert review by Riley McDonald
(Posted 8/24/2004)

"The Real School Of Rock"
Book review by Jason Warburg
(Posted 6/30/2004)

"Live's Throwing Copper --
Ten Years Later"
Essay by Sean McCarthy
(Posted 6/21/2004)

"A Report From Memphis In May"
Festival review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 5/12/2004)

"Great Big Sea Hits The Landlocked Midwest"
Concert review by Duke Egbert
(Posted 4/5/2004)

"Yeah Yeah Yeahs Invade Emo-ha"
Concert review by Sean McCarthy
(Posted 3/17/2004)

"Masters of Thrash Still Reign"
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 10/17/03)

"A Mark, A Mission, A Finger, A Star:
Dashboard Confessional Live"

Concert review by Emily Kinsella
(Posted 9/30/03)

"RIAA: The Collective Devil"
Essay by Adam Mico
(Posted 9/15/03)

"Everything In Its Right Place: Radiohead Live"
Concert review by Sean McCarthy
(Posted 9/3/03)

"The Return Of The King: Rubberneckin' With Elvis"
Single/Remix Preview by Adam Mico
(Posted 8/25/03)

"I Know What You Want: Mariah Carey Live"
Concert review by JB
(Posted 7/1/03)

"Riding The Rollercoaster:
Peter Friestedt Talks About His LA Project"

Interview by Viktor Jonsson
(Posted 3/6/03)

"Unfashionable, Uncompromising:
A Chat With Porcupine Tree's Richard Barbieri"

Interview by Mark Kadzielawa
(Posted 2/10/03)

"Kansas Carries On: A Conversation With Phil Ehart"
Interview by Mark Kadzielawa
(Posted 1/25/03)

"Joe Strummer: Through Death And Glory"
Essay by Sean McCarthy
(Posted 1/22/03)

"Rush In No Hurry This Time Around"
Concert review by Paul Hanson
(Posted 1/20/03)

"Death Of The Deth"
Essay by Paul Hanson

"They've Got the Fire: The Return of Montrose"
Concert review by Jason Warburg

"King's X's Ty Tabor Gets Manic in the Moonlight"
Interview by Duke Egbert

"Lief Sorbye: Keeping Tempest in Balance"
Interview by Duke Egbert

"Danny Federici's Glory Days"
Interview by Jason Warburg

"Ronnie Montrose’s Uncompromising Vision:
The 33-Year Odyssey of a Guitar Legend
"
Interview by Jason Warburg




"New Year's Madness 1998"

On New Year's Eve 1998, DV Founder Christopher Thelen, in a momentary fit of insanity,
composed 26 reviews of artists from A to Z and posted them all on the same night.
He has never been the same since. Well, maybe kinda. You know how he is.


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