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Shows of the week: Judas Priest, Cash Cash, etc.

So what if I told you that Judas Priest put out a very good album this year? You might not believe me, and I can think of three good reasons why. First, you might know that K.K. Downing, founding member and half of Priest’s dueling-guitar front line, is no longer with the band. But his longtime six-string partner Glenn Tipton is still squalling away, and the hole in the band has been filled by the 34-year-old Richie Falkner, a guitarist schooled in the church of the Priest and a worthy inheritor of Downing’s position. Next, you may consider Nostradamus, the group’s 2008 conceptual double album, inferior work. Continue Reading →

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