Future Islands – Live Video and Pictures from Pappy and Harriet’s – 4-17-14

Future Islands – Live Video and Pictures from Pappy and Harriet’s – 4-17-14

All words, photos, and video, by Ben Future Islands – A Song For Our Grandfathers – Live at Pappy and Harriets I hoped what I would find at the intersection of blind faith and risk was...

The Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast

The Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast

I’ve been calling this record Do the Beast for a good two weeks and that’s wrong. It’s Do TO the Beast (emphasis added) and that little bit of preposition seems to really make all the difference...

Dealer’s Choice – Psylhouette / Loone / Koffins

Dealer’s Choice – Psylhouette / Loone / Koffins

Well, it sure as shit has been a minute hasn’t it? Jesus. I suppose that’s what happens when your Kaptain goes acourtin’ some new-fangled space race dreamscape (Godspeed, brother man) and the jefe’s all wrapped up...

Mosco Rosco – The Satellite 4-14-14

Mosco Rosco – The Satellite 4-14-14

I’m often accused of not being into dance music. Not True! I love to dance! It’s just that so much so called dance music put out today is regurgitated boardwalk caricatures of masters like New Order,...

Fitz and the Tantrums – Hollywood Palladium – 04-5-14

Fitz and the Tantrums – Hollywood Palladium – 04-5-14

Photos and Words by Michelle Shiers Photography Fronted by Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs, Fitz & The Tantrums performed to a sold out crowd at Hollywood’s Palladium on April 5th, 2014. The 18-song set, opening with...

SXSW 2014: Charles’ Artifacts and Anecdotes (abridged)

SXSW 2014: Charles’ Artifacts and Anecdotes (abridged)

My week in Austin started with a car crash and ended with a cinnamon bun and in between there was the 2014 SXSW Music Conference. It was fun. It was awkward. It was drunk. There were...

Future Islands – Live Video and Pictures from Pappy and Harriet’s – 4-17-14

Future Islands – Live Video and Pictures from Pappy and Harriet’s – 4-17-14

All words, photos, and video, by Ben Future Islands – A Song For Our Grandfathers – Live at Pappy and Harriets I hoped what I would find at the intersection of blind faith and risk was some type of reward. As 10pm rolled around and I waited on a craigslist...

Review by Big Ben
The Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast

The Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast

I’ve been calling this record Do the Beast for a good two weeks and that’s wrong. It’s Do TO the Beast (emphasis added) and that little bit of preposition seems to really make all the difference when it comes to understanding the sonic palette of The Afghan Whigs’ first record...

Review by Charles
Dealer’s Choice – Psylhouette / Loone / Koffins

Dealer’s Choice – Psylhouette / Loone / Koffins

Well, it sure as shit has been a minute hasn’t it? Jesus. I suppose that’s what happens when your Kaptain goes acourtin’ some new-fangled space race dreamscape (Godspeed, brother man) and the jefe’s all wrapped up in Mr. Sam’s shimmy and patient zero is off mumbling something savage about dog...

Review by eds.
Mosco Rosco – The Satellite 4-14-14

Mosco Rosco – The Satellite 4-14-14

I’m often accused of not being into dance music. Not True! I love to dance! It’s just that so much so called dance music put out today is regurgitated boardwalk caricatures of masters like New Order, Blondie and The Smiths that it leaves me wondering where the innovators are. Mosco...

Review by Big Ben
Fitz and the Tantrums – Hollywood Palladium – 04-5-14

Fitz and the Tantrums – Hollywood Palladium – 04-5-14

Photos and Words by Michelle Shiers Photography Fronted by Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs, Fitz & The Tantrums performed to a sold out crowd at Hollywood’s Palladium on April 5th, 2014. The 18-song set, opening with “Get Away” was a night-long test to see who had more dance-umph to give...

Review by Michelle Shiers
SXSW 2014: Charles’ Artifacts and Anecdotes (abridged)

SXSW 2014: Charles’ Artifacts and Anecdotes (abridged)

My week in Austin started with a car crash and ended with a cinnamon bun and in between there was the 2014 SXSW Music Conference. It was fun. It was awkward. It was drunk. There were Germans and half-naked strangers. Pork and drugs and freakouts and no sleep until sweet...

Review by Charles
Bring Me the Horizon / Of Mice and Men / letlive / Issues @ The Warfield – 3.21.14

Bring Me the Horizon / Of Mice and Men / letlive / Issues @ The Warfield – 3.21.14

The American Dream Tour featuring Issues, letlive, Of Mice and Men, and Bring Me The Horizon descended upon San Francisco on March 21st. Taking place at The Warfield, the bands sold out one of the largest venues here in the Bay Area. Consisting of attendees primarily under 21 years old,...

Review by Todd Sipes
Fanfarlo @ The Troubadour 3-25-14

Fanfarlo @ The Troubadour 3-25-14

Photos by Michelle Shiers // Michelle Shiers Photography Ed. Note Letting those genres bleed like $1 watercolors Fanfarlo brought their wall of sounds to a sold out Troubadour in Los Angeles this week. We’ve called the album a krautrock electro pop extravaganza but the live show is best summed up as...

Review by Michelle Shiers