Les Savy Fav / Yvette / Big Ups / Ovlov @ Death by Audio – 11.15.14

Les Savy Fav / Yvette / Big Ups / Ovlov @ Death by Audio – 11.15.14

Unlike so many in the NYC scheme, I don’t have a particular fondness for Death by Audio. I never was nor ever will be opposed to the devilishly artful enticement created on S. 2nd seven years...

Dum Dum Girls – (Red Bull Sound Select) @ The Well – 11.16.14

Dum Dum Girls – (Red Bull Sound Select) @ The Well – 11.16.14

Pics by Ben Ed. Note: One day, Charles will hear Dee Dee and Co. peform “Catholicked” live and then his life will be complete or, you know, close enough for the cowgirl his heart aims to...

Tame Impala @ The Shrine Auditorium – 11.12.14

Tame Impala @ The Shrine Auditorium – 11.12.14

Pics by Ben Ed. Note: Did you know Tame Impala had been nominated for a Grammy? Who am I kidding? Of course you did. If the Daily News knew, you certainly did. I guess I’m just...

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz @ The Regency – 11.9.14

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz @ The Regency – 11.9.14

Editor’s Note: There are few frontmen in the annals of rock and roll more frustratingly engaging than Julian Casablancas. Many nights I hate him and his model heritage. Most days, though, I find it impossible to...

Blonde Redhead – Fonda – 11-12-14

Blonde Redhead – Fonda – 11-12-14

Photos by Madelynn Elyse There is a place in America that at its worst is not so different from the gladiator pits of Rome.  I am referring to – of course – the Photo Pit.  There...

Deafheaven – Echoplex – 11-6-14

Deafheaven – Echoplex – 11-6-14

Words and Photos by Michael Long Walking into The Echoplex this Thursday night to see San Francisco’s Deafheaven was different than any show I’ve seen there in recent memory.  The air hung hot and heavy while...

Les Savy Fav / Yvette / Big Ups / Ovlov @ Death by Audio – 11.15.14

Les Savy Fav / Yvette / Big Ups / Ovlov @ Death by Audio – 11.15.14

Unlike so many in the NYC scheme, I don’t have a particular fondness for Death by Audio. I never was nor ever will be opposed to the devilishly artful enticement created on S. 2nd seven years ago by a couple of noiseniks and their art fucking maniac friends (maybe a...

Review by Charles
Dum Dum Girls – (Red Bull Sound Select) @ The Well – 11.16.14

Dum Dum Girls – (Red Bull Sound Select) @ The Well – 11.16.14

Pics by Ben Ed. Note: One day, Charles will hear Dee Dee and Co. peform “Catholicked” live and then his life will be complete or, you know, close enough for the cowgirl his heart aims to please but you and I both know that’s silly. The fuzzbox taunt Charles hearted...

Review by Big Ben
Tame Impala @ The Shrine Auditorium – 11.12.14

Tame Impala @ The Shrine Auditorium – 11.12.14

Pics by Ben Ed. Note: Did you know Tame Impala had been nominated for a Grammy? Who am I kidding? Of course you did. If the Daily News knew, you certainly did. I guess I’m just not the kind of kitten that goes chasing the Aussie ribbon down the rabbit...

Review by Big Ben
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz @ The Regency – 11.9.14

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz @ The Regency – 11.9.14

Editor’s Note: There are few frontmen in the annals of rock and roll more frustratingly engaging than Julian Casablancas. Many nights I hate him and his model heritage. Most days, though, I find it impossible to deny that he’s got a lazy wonder that just sucks bold life right through...

Review by Misty
Blonde Redhead – Fonda – 11-12-14

Blonde Redhead – Fonda – 11-12-14

Photos by Madelynn Elyse There is a place in America that at its worst is not so different from the gladiator pits of Rome.  I am referring to – of course – the Photo Pit.  There can be no more vicious, cut-throat ensemble than the photographers in a packed photo pit, and...

Review by Madelynn Elyse
Deafheaven – Echoplex – 11-6-14

Deafheaven – Echoplex – 11-6-14

Words and Photos by Michael Long Walking into The Echoplex this Thursday night to see San Francisco’s Deafheaven was different than any show I’ve seen there in recent memory.  The air hung hot and heavy while the capacity crowd navigated metal barriers to gain better vantage of the stage.  Fleetwood...

Review by Michael Long
Iceage – Plowing into the Fields of Love

Iceage – Plowing into the Fields of Love

Iceage are not a good band. The singer doesn’t sing so much and moan, groan and lazily howl his way through a series of notes which may – in some grey, snowcapped dreamscape – constitute a melody (but not really). The supporting cast of guitar, drum and bass, at their...

Review by Charles
Escape Music Festival – Delayed Ephemera

Escape Music Festival – Delayed Ephemera

Ed. Note: Sometimes, when Charles sets his mind to rally outside the torpid confines of his comfort zone, he finds himself inspired by the movement and the culture and the sound of the real, here and fucking NOW! people, places and energies unfamiliar and that’s pretty great for us (even...

Review by Charles