Swami John Reis & the Blind Shake / Mrs. Magician / Junk @ The Satellite – 2.13.15

Swami John Reis & the Blind Shake / Mrs. Magician / Junk @ The Satellite – 2.13.15

Ed. Note: Sometimes, there’s just so much rock and roll that you don’t even know what to do with yourself. Start a fuck or a fight? Get blitzed and cry in a corner? Build an empire...

Steve Earle – Terraplane

Steve Earle – Terraplane

Terraplane isn’t the classic Steve Earle of Copperhead Road or I Feel Alright. Sure he’s departed from his roots-rock, country foundation now and then to dabble in bluegrass, folk, and an almost metal hard rock sound....

Beech Creeps – Beech Creeps

Beech Creeps – Beech Creeps

A-HA! I see what you did there. You almost had me going on a whole thing about how I was raised on the water and how hard it is to fuck in the sand and all...

Skyes @ Mercury Lounge – 2.18.15

Skyes @ Mercury Lounge – 2.18.15

Ed. Note: Despite Charles’ deepest, darkest, darling drunk assurances, there are still some bands in NYC worth giving a good goddamn about. Skyes is one. To be perfectly honest, we were suspect of their prowess when...

Divers – Hello Hello

Divers – Hello Hello

Hello Hello, the debut LP by Portland’s Divers, is sure to make a splash in the Pacific Northwest and then expand in larger concentric ripples nationwide. This record rocks through and through. Hello Hello is the...

Andy Shauf – The Hotel Café

Andy Shauf – The Hotel Café

Photos and word by Natasha Aftandilians Hailing from Saskatchewan, Andy Shauf is one of the best acts to come out of the Canadian folk music scene; the singer-songwriter is a master of carefully honed but intriguing...

Swami John Reis & the Blind Shake / Mrs. Magician / Junk @ The Satellite – 2.13.15

Swami John Reis & the Blind Shake / Mrs. Magician / Junk @ The Satellite – 2.13.15

Ed. Note: Sometimes, there’s just so much rock and roll that you don’t even know what to do with yourself. Start a fuck or a fight? Get blitzed and cry in a corner? Build an empire from the bones of your soft, unsuspecting enemies? All options are present and vital...

Review by Big Ben
Steve Earle – Terraplane

Steve Earle – Terraplane

Terraplane isn’t the classic Steve Earle of Copperhead Road or I Feel Alright. Sure he’s departed from his roots-rock, country foundation now and then to dabble in bluegrass, folk, and an almost metal hard rock sound. But on Terraplane, Steve Earle & The Dukes dive head first, together, into a...

Review by Carlos Zerzan
Beech Creeps – Beech Creeps

Beech Creeps – Beech Creeps

A-HA! I see what you did there. You almost had me going on a whole thing about how I was raised on the water and how hard it is to fuck in the sand and all those times with the dolphins and the riptide and the DDT and what a...

Review by Charles
Skyes @ Mercury Lounge – 2.18.15

Skyes @ Mercury Lounge – 2.18.15

Ed. Note: Despite Charles’ deepest, darkest, darling drunk assurances, there are still some bands in NYC worth giving a good goddamn about. Skyes is one. To be perfectly honest, we were suspect of their prowess when we first heard their eponymous debut EP, riddled as it was with clean production,...

Review by Charles
Divers – Hello Hello

Divers – Hello Hello

Hello Hello, the debut LP by Portland’s Divers, is sure to make a splash in the Pacific Northwest and then expand in larger concentric ripples nationwide. This record rocks through and through. Hello Hello is the kind of album (or CD or cassette or 8-Track, whatever) you want to throw...

Review by Carlos Zerzan
Andy Shauf – The Hotel Café

Andy Shauf – The Hotel Café

Photos and word by Natasha Aftandilians Hailing from Saskatchewan, Andy Shauf is one of the best acts to come out of the Canadian folk music scene; the singer-songwriter is a master of carefully honed but intriguing folk-pop songs. Wednesday night at The Hotel Café was his introduction to the uninitiated...

Review by Natasha Aftandilians
Justin Townes Earle – Absent Fathers

Justin Townes Earle – Absent Fathers

There is something inherently and undeniably Southern in Justin Townes Earl’s music. His sound conjures visions of beautifully humble meridional landscapes and miles of ancient dusty highways stretching below the Mason Dixon Line. His newest album, Absent Fathers, could be the soundtrack to an unwritten movie about the last lonely...

Review by Griffen Callahan
Two Gallants / Happiness @ Baby’s All Right – 2.12.15

Two Gallants / Happiness @ Baby’s All Right – 2.12.15

Ed. Note: In this episode of ‘Charles Goes to a Show to Cover a Band He SHOULD Know but Doesn’t,’ we find our titular protagonist out and about on a frigid-as-all-fuck school night somewhere in Brooklyn, NY (“just down the block from Luger’s,” he offered) settling down among the swollen,...

Review by Charles