Savages – Emo’s – Austin, Texas, April 12, 2016

Savages – Emo’s – Austin, Texas, April 12, 2016

Photos and Words by David Brendan Hall With their 2013 full-length debut Silence Yourself, Savages set the bar high – that head-on, post-punk blitz alluded to heavy influence from Psychedelic Furs, Bauhaus and Siouxsie and the...

Explosions in the Sky – The Wilderness

Explosions in the Sky – The Wilderness

So, Explosions in the Sky have a new record out and it’s called The Wilderness and I probably shouldn’t be taking time out of my otherwise delightfully lackadaisical afternoon to write about it because at this...

Ghostlimb – Difficult Loves

Ghostlimb – Difficult Loves

I’m afraid I’m in one of my self-pity ruts and that sucks because if I don’t crawl the fuck out of it STAT, I’ll start in with the shame spiraling and once that shit train leaves...

Mamiffer – The World Unseen (in pictures)

Mamiffer – The World Unseen (in pictures)

Author’s Note: On the first afternoon, I came upon a brook and followed its babble for two or three hours. On the second, I stayed inside as the storm came and the grass shook and the...

Violent Soho – WACO

Violent Soho – WACO

I’m pretty sure I saw Violent Soho a few years back. Was I with Weston? Yeah. A whole bunch of other kids too. They played a set between The Bronx and Mariachi el Bronx at the...

Essaie Pas – Demain Est une Autre Nuit

Essaie Pas – Demain Est une Autre Nuit

When we were younger, O was certain that he would die on the streets of New Orleans, stabbed in the back in a drug deal gone bad or as the crescendo of a star-crossed love affair...

Savages – Emo’s – Austin, Texas, April 12, 2016

Savages – Emo’s – Austin, Texas, April 12, 2016

Photos and Words by David Brendan Hall With their 2013 full-length debut Silence Yourself, Savages set the bar high – that head-on, post-punk blitz alluded to heavy influence from Psychedelic Furs, Bauhaus and Siouxsie and the Banshees while forging its own space among this era’s great heavy rock records. So...

Review by eds.
Explosions in the Sky – The Wilderness

Explosions in the Sky – The Wilderness

So, Explosions in the Sky have a new record out and it’s called The Wilderness and I probably shouldn’t be taking time out of my otherwise delightfully lackadaisical afternoon to write about it because at this point, I realize, there’s no place for this band in my life. Certainly no...

Review by Charles
Ghostlimb – Difficult Loves

Ghostlimb – Difficult Loves

I’m afraid I’m in one of my self-pity ruts and that sucks because if I don’t crawl the fuck out of it STAT, I’ll start in with the shame spiraling and once that shit train leaves the station my life will be all suppositories and sighs, goddamn Modern Family marathons...

Review by Charles
Mamiffer – The World Unseen (in pictures)

Mamiffer – The World Unseen (in pictures)

Author’s Note: On the first afternoon, I came upon a brook and followed its babble for two or three hours. On the second, I stayed inside as the storm came and the grass shook and the trees cracked and the cattle howled. On the third, I watched hawks circle from...

Review by Charles
Violent Soho – WACO

Violent Soho – WACO

I’m pretty sure I saw Violent Soho a few years back. Was I with Weston? Yeah. A whole bunch of other kids too. They played a set between The Bronx and Mariachi el Bronx at the Bowery and Weston fucking hated them for being corporate or poseurs or not featuring...

Review by Charles
Essaie Pas – Demain Est une Autre Nuit

Essaie Pas – Demain Est une Autre Nuit

When we were younger, O was certain that he would die on the streets of New Orleans, stabbed in the back in a drug deal gone bad or as the crescendo of a star-crossed love affair or maybe just because sometimes a good man needs to end violently to maintain...

Review by Charles
WALL / Pill / Your 33 Black Angels @ Rough Trade – 2.24.16

WALL / Pill / Your 33 Black Angels @ Rough Trade – 2.24.16

Ed. Note: Charles isn’t here right now. He’s somewhere far away (with feelings that one day he’ll learn to express) drinking beer in the dark and blasting No Fucker because some days the heart needs noise, not music. So it’s a little hard for him to get back to the...

Review by Charles
Protomartyr / Priests / Beech Creeps @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – 2.13.16

Protomartyr / Priests / Beech Creeps @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – 2.13.16

Saturday was cold, man. Bitter fucking cold. Nut-skinningly cold. Clit-crackingly cold. Straight-up skull sheering old soul hemorrhaging cold and I know, I know, I know that I live in New York City and as a lover of Eastern Seaboard seasons I should be comfortable with a winter wild but a...

Review by Charles