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Ticket Giveaway! The Heavy @ El Rey 9-7

Ticket Giveaway! The Heavy @ El Rey 9-7

If you didn’t get enough of Her Royal Majesty’s flavor during the Olympics you’ll be happy to know that renegade English soul-rockers The Heavy are bringing their show to LA, and more specifically the El Rey next week. Having just released their new full-length album, The Glorious Dead, The UK...

By Ben
The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten

The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten

I won a copy of The Gaslight Anthem’s 2008 album The ’59 Sound at a punk show in Sacramento back in 2008 or 2009, something like that. When the radio station intern handed me the album I saw that she had a few other albums in her hand and I...

By Delicious
Two Gallants – Slang Chickens – El Cid – 8-22

Two Gallants – Slang Chickens – El Cid – 8-22

Words and Photos by Ben Irwin We’ve been talking about Two Gallants a lot recently, and with good reason. This country/folk-tinged blues rock duo are really stirring things up right now. Based out of San Francisco Two Gallants are preparing to release their new album The Bloom and the Blight...

By Ben
Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces FFF Nites Initial Lineup

Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces FFF Nites Initial Lineup

As if spending three days in the dust and sun to get your face rocked, your heart melted and your faith in humanity duly restored by the power of the amplifier (and the thousands come to worship before him), the good people of Fun Fun Fun Fest have announced that...

By PPM News
Tin Ear Tuesday – Crack Collosus

Tin Ear Tuesday – Crack Collosus

Tin Ear Tuesday – Crack Collosus from pinpointmusic on 8tracks Radio. I’ll be honest. I have no idea if this mix works at all. It’s a bit of an experiment due in no small part to me having nothing new and/or unusual to share with you sonically (seemingly) that doesn’t...

By Charles
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes

I never really got Ariel Pink. A few years ago one of my friends played me House Arrest in his car and laughed the whole time we were driving. It was funny to him. This noise and weirdness. I never got it. For half of a decade I watched Ariel...

By Kaptain Carbon
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Jazz Mind

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Jazz Mind

Hot damn. Well, isn’t Jazz Mind just the grooviest little shotgun of a record? Equal parts (or maybe not; I’m shit at math) Sandman hepcat opium bomp poetry and paranoid Hopi coyote (pronounced kaɪ-oʊht) freakabout with just enough grimy goofball nü not never no wave no more shadow of doubt...

By Charles
Tape Wyrm XXIX: Recent Releases

Tape Wyrm XXIX: Recent Releases

The last Tape Wyrm article on proto-metal filled my heart with joy. This was compounded by the help I recieved from deathofthesun and ZeagleFiend. With friends in metal, few things can go wrong but a whole lot more can be amazing. After I breathe one more sigh of exuberance, I...

By Kaptain Carbon
Outside Lands – Day 3 2012

Outside Lands – Day 3 2012

Words by Aaron Lavine // Photos By Ben Irwin Whew. Day 3. Here we go. It’s hard to get going on the third day of a festival. I’ve found that heavy drinking helps. Ironically, that’s what started this whole problem in the first place, but I’d put off the day...

By Aaron
Dan Deacon – America

Dan Deacon – America

Dan Deacon is about my age. At the moment, he is settling into his second decade of creating music. When I think back on Dan Deacon and his shows, I am remembering the time when Spiderman of the Rings was released to much praise, hype, and wonder. At the time...

By Kaptain Carbon
Outside Lands – Day 2 2012

Outside Lands – Day 2 2012

Words by Aaron Lavine Photos By Paige K. Parsons, courtesy of Ice Cream Man (http://www.parsons.org) // (http://www.icecreamman.com) Metallica ran roughshod over the entire festival.  That needs to go right up front.  They blew the figurative roof off of Golden Gate Park.  A chronological review of Day Two of Outside Lands isn’t...

By Aaron
Ticket Giveaway! Big Freedia @ The Central SAPC – 8/17

Ticket Giveaway! Big Freedia @ The Central SAPC – 8/17

Do you like fun? Do you like party? Do you like a late, late night parade of sweaty asses shaking and twirling as deep and as gleeful as the eye can see to the bayou bounce beats of the 3rd Ward Thriller, the Gin System Driller, the Lady Boy Killer,...

By PPM News