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Man Man / Landlady @ The Mohawk – 8.26.14

Man Man / Landlady @ The Mohawk – 8.26.14

Ed. Note: Under a Texas sky, by the dying light of summer, there was a spectacle to be a hold. A whirling dervish circus of sound and empathy. Landlady and Man Man, two bands with a yen for heartfelt epic confusion-making soundscapes checking the wunderkind maniacals and the neotribal assertives...

By Maggie Boyd
The Fresh & Onlys @ Echo Park Rising

The Fresh & Onlys @ Echo Park Rising

Sunday morning I experienced a little wave of excitement when I found out San Francisco’s The Fresh & Only’s had a last minute show that had been tacked onto the closing day of the Echo Park Rising Fest.    They were just here over the 4th of July weekend headlining the...

By Michael Long
OFF! / Bad Antics / Gay Kiss @ Europa – 8.22.14

OFF! / Bad Antics / Gay Kiss @ Europa – 8.22.14

Of course, I came into this gig kicking the onset of agoraphobia. Of course, I hadn’t slept the night before on account of some neurospastic head-fracturing incident and whiled the whole goddamn day away in fumes, shards and uptown contempt, jacked up on cold medicine and desperate for a money...

By Charles
Merchandise – After the End

Merchandise – After the End

Okay. So, you know how on that last Pavement record, they decided to go full bore success effort and ditch the slack wave hiss and distracted power pop melancholia brat crank that made the band’s previous efforts so cryptically delicious and timeless as a Sunday crossword with grandpa’s bathtub whiskey...

By Charles
WATCH! the Public Access Prismatics of YOU.’s “Feral”

WATCH! the Public Access Prismatics of YOU.’s “Feral”

Oh the young nights this man spent glued to public access channels, devouring the mayhem, misery and cracked fucking action freakouts like Madame Chao’s and the Ladybird Show. Weirdness abounded hard in this town once and it was a glorious thing to behold (if every now and then with terror)...

By PPM News
WATCH! White Fence Enact Prison Vengeance in “Like That”

WATCH! White Fence Enact Prison Vengeance in “Like That”

You know, I’ve never been to jail. I’ve never even been arrested. I’ve been hassled by cops and received a few bogus tickets (only one of which I was ever made to pay) but I don’t know enough about the klink to tell you just how bad it sucks but...

By PPM News
Outside Lands 2014: Day 3

Outside Lands 2014: Day 3

Photos by Ben/Words by Delicious Rock & Roll is our gospel, beer and spliffs are our holy communion and this is our church, but the seventh day is the Sabbath and it is the day we rest. We’ve withstood the plagues of bathroom portable restrooms, we’ve outlasted the flood of...

By Delicious
The Murder City Devils – The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again

The Murder City Devils – The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again

I’ve got a sixer of Schlitz and a bottle of ephedrine, a half pack of Old Golds and though my girlfriend’s not leaving me she will soon enough if I don’t ditch this dead-end gig that pays me like I’m seventeen, summer-skinned and shiftless which I never was but sure...

By Charles
Outside Lands 2014: Day 2

Outside Lands 2014: Day 2

Photos by Ben/Words by Delicious Day Two was the day that San Francisco knows we deserve. We were blessed with sunshine, still air and no humidity, but at Outside Lands, you only get one. If you’re lucky. But that nuance is part of what makes this and every festival unique....

By Big Ben
Outside Lands 2014: Day 1

Outside Lands 2014: Day 1

Photos by Ben/Words by Delicious Ok, so you can’t go to every music festival in the world. It’s impossible, impractical and illogical. I don’t care what any entry-level bohemian wannabe dressed in neon (or Aztec prints, or whatever the fad was at Coachella) says or tells me, I googled it,...

By rowe
Outside Lands 2014 Spotlight: Big Freedia

Outside Lands 2014 Spotlight: Big Freedia

No one works harder than The Queen. Shes a freakin party, a problem and a goddamn unicorn. The party is pretty self-explanatory, and for the uninitiated, just watch the video and multiply it by the energy of a stage full of collapsing stars. And fuckin twerk juice. With a TV...

By Delicious
Outside Lands 2014 Spotlight: Bleachers

Outside Lands 2014 Spotlight: Bleachers

There’s going to come a point when it all hits at once. The music, the booze, the spliff, the crowd and whatever was in that water bottle; and you’re the goddamn mayor of confetti jungle town, and all the animals are swinging from the trees with you. Sometimes you can...

By Delicious