Show Me the Body / B L A C K I E / Lee Bannon / Moor Mother Goddess @ Market Hotel – 2.5.16

Show Me the Body / B L A C K I E / Lee Bannon / Moor Mother Goddess @ Market Hotel – 2.5.16

You know how I know that the kids are all right? Because their punk sounds nothing like mine. When I was the age to be shitfaced and diving in Bushwick at midnight my punk was still...

Snakehole – Snakehole

Snakehole – Snakehole

Snakehole is pretty much exactly what I thought Bully was going to sound like what with all the punk as fuck hard girl pedal stomp revival thrown up in advance of last year’s Feels Like and...

Blacklisters – Adult

Blacklisters – Adult

On Christmas day, instead of running around the house half-naked and more drunk than I’d care to admit, forcing my very patient and loving and understanding girlfriend to pose for pictures with me in my ratty-ass...

Minus the Bear – Murder by Death – Observatory SD – 11-21-15

Minus the Bear – Murder by Death – Observatory SD – 11-21-15

Photos and word by Ben Irwin Seeing a band play a vintage album from over a decade ago is basically a sociological experiment, and looking over the crowd at the Observatory North Park on this particular...

Kali Uchis, Rome Fortune, Quitapenas @ Park plaza hotel

Kali Uchis, Rome Fortune, Quitapenas @ Park plaza hotel

Photos and words by NATASHA AFTANDILIANS Sunday’s unexpected rainshowers weren’t enough to keep people from lining up down the block to see Colombian pop singer Kali Uchis at the Park Plaza Hotel; despite the sudden cold...

Sylvan Esso, Race Banyon and AKUA – The Fonda – 11/3/15

Sylvan Esso, Race Banyon and AKUA – The Fonda – 11/3/15

Red Bull’s latest installation of it’s “30 Days in LA” series kicked off this weekend, and the sold out day 3 of the month-long marathon of events hosted electronic duo Sylvan Esso at the Fonda. With...

Show Me the Body / B L A C K I E / Lee Bannon / Moor Mother Goddess @ Market Hotel – 2.5.16

Show Me the Body / B L A C K I E / Lee Bannon / Moor Mother Goddess @ Market Hotel – 2.5.16

You know how I know that the kids are all right? Because their punk sounds nothing like mine. When I was the age to be shitfaced and diving in Bushwick at midnight my punk was still bar chords, leather and sleeves. It singalongs and scene talk and “unity” and some...

Review by Charles
Snakehole – Snakehole

Snakehole – Snakehole

Snakehole is pretty much exactly what I thought Bully was going to sound like what with all the punk as fuck hard girl pedal stomp revival thrown up in advance of last year’s Feels Like and I know that’s fucking ludicrous. I do. There’s no way in hell there’d ever...

Review by Charles
Blacklisters – Adult

Blacklisters – Adult

On Christmas day, instead of running around the house half-naked and more drunk than I’d care to admit, forcing my very patient and loving and understanding girlfriend to pose for pictures with me in my ratty-ass Delaware dollar bin (official) Peter Criss mask as has become Team Ditmars tradition, I...

Review by Charles
Minus the Bear – Murder by Death – Observatory SD – 11-21-15

Minus the Bear – Murder by Death – Observatory SD – 11-21-15

Photos and word by Ben Irwin Seeing a band play a vintage album from over a decade ago is basically a sociological experiment, and looking over the crowd at the Observatory North Park on this particular night I couldn’t help but wonder how many people were seeing Minus the Bear...

Review by Big Ben
Kali Uchis, Rome Fortune, Quitapenas @ Park plaza hotel

Kali Uchis, Rome Fortune, Quitapenas @ Park plaza hotel

Photos and words by NATASHA AFTANDILIANS Sunday’s unexpected rainshowers weren’t enough to keep people from lining up down the block to see Colombian pop singer Kali Uchis at the Park Plaza Hotel; despite the sudden cold (by LA standards) snap, fans who had been waiting eagerly for the free Red...

Review by Natasha Aftandilians
Sylvan Esso, Race Banyon and AKUA – The Fonda – 11/3/15

Sylvan Esso, Race Banyon and AKUA – The Fonda – 11/3/15

Red Bull’s latest installation of it’s “30 Days in LA” series kicked off this weekend, and the sold out day 3 of the month-long marathon of events hosted electronic duo Sylvan Esso at the Fonda. With support from neo-soul siren AKUA and house prodigy Race Banyon, singer Amelia Meath and...

Review by Natasha Aftandilians
Soulfly @ The Regency Ballroom – 10.1.15

Soulfly @ The Regency Ballroom – 10.1.15

Ed. Note: Listen, man. I just can’t talk about Big Max no more. Not until I see his bedreaded beastly looming over me with six string and screams and then maybe, just maybe, I can grant the swollen monster that’s been boot-stomping the filings in my head since ’96 a...

Review by Todd Sipes
Autechre @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple – 10.3.15

Autechre @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple – 10.3.15

Ed. Note: We know that’s a broken jpeg. So Artie had an extra ticket to this gig and though I don’t much cotton to the weird wide world of humorless laptop slap-ass, I heard tale that these two French (Ed. Note: Autechre formed in Manchester)  WARP Records mainstays delivered their deconstructionist...

Review by Charles