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Future Islands – (Red Bull Sound Select) @ The Wiltern – 11.20.14

Future Islands – (Red Bull Sound Select) @ The Wiltern – 11.20.14

Ed. Note: We are not a Future Islands fan site. We are not a Future Islands fan site. We are not a Future Islands fan site. We’re just real big fans of Future Islands and, it would appear from the swollen roll of a capacity crowd at the Wiltern last...

By Big Ben
Har Mar Superstar / The Pizza Underground @ El Rey – 11.15.14

Har Mar Superstar / The Pizza Underground @ El Rey – 11.15.14

Pics by Ben Ed. Note: That’s it. All bets are off. Post-modernism’s turned a corner and tripped over the club foot of ironic detachment spilling all his cobalt and dates to the floor like so many Mutt tantrums and in that chaos, it seems, he’s found that sometimes fun is...

By Big Ben
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

By Madelynn Elyse
Governors Ball Announces 2015 Dates, Ticket Presale

Governors Ball Announces 2015 Dates, Ticket Presale

Oh, MAN ALIVE! Governors Ball is coming. GOVERNORS BALL IS COMING! JUNE 5-7th, 2015! Have you been? We sent Charles the last two years and other than almost drowning that one time (or maybe because of it), we can safely report back that NYC’s ONLY homegrown (and massive) music festival...

By PPM News
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...

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...

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...

By Charles