X w/ Rosie Flores – the Masquerade Atlanta – May 16, 2017

X w/ Rosie Flores – the Masquerade Atlanta – May 16, 2017

Pictures and Words by David Brendan Hall Know any of those people who love spouting that line, “Punk rock is dead”? X’s Tuesday night performance at the Masquerade in Atlanta – a stop toward the tail-end...

Pixies w/ Public Access T.V. – Stubb’s Austin – May 1, 2017

Pixies w/ Public Access T.V. – Stubb’s Austin – May 1, 2017

Pictures and Words by David Brendan Hall Before Monday night’s sold-out gig at Stubb’s BBQ, the Pixies hadn’t played the mainstay Austin venue for about 12 ½ years. When they took that stage the last time...

Snakehole / Honey / Daggering / Weeping Icon @ Silent Barn – 3.31.17

Snakehole / Honey / Daggering / Weeping Icon @ Silent Barn – 3.31.17

It’s cold and I’m wet and I’m tired so I had a bodega coffee which was a mistake because now I’m shaking and bitter and really hope I don’t need to steal a shit here at...

Wax Idols / Pop. 1280 / Decorum @ Brooklyn Bazaar – 3.29.17

Wax Idols / Pop. 1280 / Decorum @ Brooklyn Bazaar – 3.29.17

All I know coming into this show is that Cailtin’s kind of a bitch or maybe she’s sick but it sure is hard to find good leggings now that American Apparel’s closed. Been that kinda day....

Cavity – After Death

Cavity – After Death

I used to work with this junkie a couple years back. He was a nice enough guy when he was sober, I guess but, more often than not, he wasn’t and when he wasn’t he was...

Chain Wallet / Dinowalrus / Hot Curl @ Mercury Lounge – 3.10.17

Chain Wallet / Dinowalrus / Hot Curl @ Mercury Lounge – 3.10.17

You know, I could’ve been on a hot date tonight. Some experimental prepared piano atmospheric intimacies in a basement called Subculture, then sushi and cocktails and then maybe, just maybe Kay Parker. Instead, I was deep...

X w/ Rosie Flores – the Masquerade Atlanta – May 16, 2017

X w/ Rosie Flores – the Masquerade Atlanta – May 16, 2017

Pictures and Words by David Brendan Hall Know any of those people who love spouting that line, “Punk rock is dead”? X’s Tuesday night performance at the Masquerade in Atlanta – a stop toward the tail-end of the first leg of the influential L.A. band’s lengthy 40th (!) anniversary tour...

Review by David Brendan Hall
Pixies w/ Public Access T.V. – Stubb’s Austin – May 1, 2017

Pixies w/ Public Access T.V. – Stubb’s Austin – May 1, 2017

Pictures and Words by David Brendan Hall Before Monday night’s sold-out gig at Stubb’s BBQ, the Pixies hadn’t played the mainstay Austin venue for about 12 ½ years. When they took that stage the last time – Oct. 20, 2004, freshly united with original bassist Kim Deal in the mix...

Review by David Brendan Hall
Snakehole / Honey / Daggering / Weeping Icon @ Silent Barn – 3.31.17

Snakehole / Honey / Daggering / Weeping Icon @ Silent Barn – 3.31.17

It’s cold and I’m wet and I’m tired so I had a bodega coffee which was a mistake because now I’m shaking and bitter and really hope I don’t need to steal a shit here at Silent Barn because there’s only one can and I like this place (though I...

Review by Charles
Wax Idols / Pop. 1280 / Decorum @ Brooklyn Bazaar – 3.29.17

Wax Idols / Pop. 1280 / Decorum @ Brooklyn Bazaar – 3.29.17

All I know coming into this show is that Cailtin’s kind of a bitch or maybe she’s sick but it sure is hard to find good leggings now that American Apparel’s closed. Been that kinda day. All out of time and place and just trying to make it by with...

Review by Charles
Cavity – After Death

Cavity – After Death

I used to work with this junkie a couple years back. He was a nice enough guy when he was sober, I guess but, more often than not, he wasn’t and when he wasn’t he was a slobbering, treacherous mess. Not one of those cinematic nightmares of after-school specials but...

Review by Charles
Chain Wallet / Dinowalrus / Hot Curl @ Mercury Lounge – 3.10.17

Chain Wallet / Dinowalrus / Hot Curl @ Mercury Lounge – 3.10.17

You know, I could’ve been on a hot date tonight. Some experimental prepared piano atmospheric intimacies in a basement called Subculture, then sushi and cocktails and then maybe, just maybe Kay Parker. Instead, I was deep down on the other side of the island making time with an unexpected popfest...

Review by Charles
Pissed Jeans / Latchkey Lights / Weeping Icon @ BK Bazaar – 2.24.17

Pissed Jeans / Latchkey Lights / Weeping Icon @ BK Bazaar – 2.24.17

I’ll pay good money any day of the week to have Matt Korvette yell at me and so would Joseph and that’s why we’ve committed our bones to spend an unseasonable shimmering evening out in BK at “that joint with the terrible toilets and the weird-ass mirrors everywhere” with the...

Review by Charles
Bambara / Stuyedeyed / Midriffs / Pink Mexico @ Alphaville – 2.18.17

Bambara / Stuyedeyed / Midriffs / Pink Mexico @ Alphaville – 2.18.17

One day, Joseph’s gonna punch me in the face for dragging him out to these surly Brooklyn gigs (Manhattan, as you may well know is a dead fuckin’ silhouette and I refuse to concede that anything off the L train is actually Queens) but for now, he’s content to get...

Review by Charles