Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World

Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World

So, I’ve been talking a lot of shit about how bands like Buckcherry and Counting Crows and Murder City Devils have new records out on account of the world being lousy with bands right now, many...

FYF 2014 – A Photographic Retrospective

FYF 2014 – A Photographic Retrospective

“Wow them in the end, and you got a hit. You can have flaws, problems, but wow them in the end, and you’ve got a hit.” Maybe quoting the movie Adaptation doesn’t seem particularly relevant to...

Die!Die!Die! – S W I M

Die!Die!Die! – S W I M

When I first heard Die! Die! Die! railing by the docks on a dingy summer someday evening with my lady friend and an overpriced big boy Dixie cup of Kelso, I thought for certain they would...

Portugal. The Man and Grouplove – Honda Civic Tour – SouthSide Ballromm – Dallas TX

Portugal. The Man and Grouplove – Honda Civic Tour – SouthSide Ballromm – Dallas TX

Photos by Sean Berry Photography Pics of Grouplove – South Side Ballroom Pics of Portugal. The Man – South Side...

Future Islands @ The Fonda – 8.22.14

Future Islands @ The Fonda – 8.22.14

Ed. Note: I like Rocket from the Crypt and, back in the days when they were still cranking out the grease rock megaphones, I’d dare say I fucking loved them. I saw them thirteen times, give...

Man Man / Landlady @ The Mohawk – 8.26.14

Man Man / Landlady @ The Mohawk – 8.26.14

Ed. Note: Under a Texas sky, by the dying light of summer, there was a spectacle to be a hold. A whirling dervish circus of sound and empathy. Landlady and Man Man, two bands with a...

Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World

Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World

So, I’ve been talking a lot of shit about how bands like Buckcherry and Counting Crows and Murder City Devils have new records out on account of the world being lousy with bands right now, many of whom are actually worth your dime and attention, being hosed out by also-rans,...

Review by Charles
FYF 2014 – A Photographic Retrospective

FYF 2014 – A Photographic Retrospective

“Wow them in the end, and you got a hit. You can have flaws, problems, but wow them in the end, and you’ve got a hit.” Maybe quoting the movie Adaptation doesn’t seem particularly relevant to a retrospective on the 2014 version of FYF, but ask anyone who was there...

Review by Ben
Die!Die!Die! – S W I M

Die!Die!Die! – S W I M

When I first heard Die! Die! Die! railing by the docks on a dingy summer someday evening with my lady friend and an overpriced big boy Dixie cup of Kelso, I thought for certain they would soon be riding high the crest of agitated American postpunk malfeasance to be the...

Review by Charles
Portugal. The Man and Grouplove – Honda Civic Tour – SouthSide Ballromm – Dallas TX

Portugal. The Man and Grouplove – Honda Civic Tour – SouthSide Ballromm – Dallas TX

Photos by Sean Berry Photography Pics of Grouplove – South Side Ballroom Pics of Portugal. The Man – South Side...

Review by Sean Berry
Future Islands @ The Fonda – 8.22.14

Future Islands @ The Fonda – 8.22.14

Ed. Note: I like Rocket from the Crypt and, back in the days when they were still cranking out the grease rock megaphones, I’d dare say I fucking loved them. I saw them thirteen times, give or take, during my ten-year tenure in Speedo’s Army. Mostly, the gigs were in...

Review by Big Ben
Man Man / Landlady @ The Mohawk – 8.26.14

Man Man / Landlady @ The Mohawk – 8.26.14

Ed. Note: Under a Texas sky, by the dying light of summer, there was a spectacle to be a hold. A whirling dervish circus of sound and empathy. Landlady and Man Man, two bands with a yen for heartfelt epic confusion-making soundscapes checking the wunderkind maniacals and the neotribal assertives...

Review by Maggie Boyd
The Fresh & Onlys @ Echo Park Rising

The Fresh & Onlys @ Echo Park Rising

Sunday morning I experienced a little wave of excitement when I found out San Francisco’s The Fresh & Only’s had a last minute show that had been tacked onto the closing day of the Echo Park Rising Fest.    They were just here over the 4th of July weekend headlining the...

Review by Michael Long
OFF! / Bad Antics / Gay Kiss @ Europa – 8.22.14

OFF! / Bad Antics / Gay Kiss @ Europa – 8.22.14

Of course, I came into this gig kicking the onset of agoraphobia. Of course, I hadn’t slept the night before on account of some neurospastic head-fracturing incident and whiled the whole goddamn day away in fumes, shards and uptown contempt, jacked up on cold medicine and desperate for a money...

Review by Charles