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...

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...

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,...

Merchandise – After the End

Merchandise – After the End

Okay. So, you know how on that last Pavement record, they decided to go full bore success effort and ditch the slack wave hiss and distracted power pop melancholia brat crank that made the band’s previous...

Outside Lands 2014: Day 3

Outside Lands 2014: Day 3

Photos by Ben/Words by Delicious Rock & Roll is our gospel, beer and spliffs are our holy communion and this is our church, but the seventh day is the Sabbath and it is the day we...

The Murder City Devils – The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again

The Murder City Devils – The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again

I’ve got a sixer of Schlitz and a bottle of ephedrine, a half pack of Old Golds and though my girlfriend’s not leaving me she will soon enough if I don’t ditch this dead-end gig that...

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
Merchandise – After the End

Merchandise – After the End

Okay. So, you know how on that last Pavement record, they decided to go full bore success effort and ditch the slack wave hiss and distracted power pop melancholia brat crank that made the band’s previous efforts so cryptically delicious and timeless as a Sunday crossword with grandpa’s bathtub whiskey...

Review by Charles
Outside Lands 2014: Day 3

Outside Lands 2014: Day 3

Photos by Ben/Words by Delicious Rock & Roll is our gospel, beer and spliffs are our holy communion and this is our church, but the seventh day is the Sabbath and it is the day we rest. We’ve withstood the plagues of bathroom portable restrooms, we’ve outlasted the flood of...

Review by Delicious
The Murder City Devils – The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again

The Murder City Devils – The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again

I’ve got a sixer of Schlitz and a bottle of ephedrine, a half pack of Old Golds and though my girlfriend’s not leaving me she will soon enough if I don’t ditch this dead-end gig that pays me like I’m seventeen, summer-skinned and shiftless which I never was but sure...

Review by Charles
Outside Lands 2014: Day 2

Outside Lands 2014: Day 2

Photos by Ben/Words by Delicious Day Two was the day that San Francisco knows we deserve. We were blessed with sunshine, still air and no humidity, but at Outside Lands, you only get one. If you’re lucky. But that nuance is part of what makes this and every festival unique....

Review by Big Ben
Outside Lands 2014: Day 1

Outside Lands 2014: Day 1

Photos by Ben/Words by Delicious Ok, so you can’t go to every music festival in the world. It’s impossible, impractical and illogical. I don’t care what any entry-level bohemian wannabe dressed in neon (or Aztec prints, or whatever the fad was at Coachella) says or tells me, I googled it,...

Review by rowe