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Two Gallants / Happiness @ Baby’s All Right – 2.12.15

Two Gallants / Happiness @ Baby’s All Right – 2.12.15

Ed. Note: In this episode of ‘Charles Goes to a Show to Cover a Band He SHOULD Know but Doesn’t,’ we find our titular protagonist out and about on a frigid-as-all-fuck school night somewhere in Brooklyn, NY (“just down the block from Luger’s,” he offered) settling down among the swollen,...

By Charles
Only You releases “The Pressure” / “Let Me Burn”

Only You releases “The Pressure” / “Let Me Burn”

Photos and words by Ben Irwin We’ve been touting the virtuoso that is Rachel Fannan for about 5 years now. We’ve been telling anyone who will listen that she’s a unique talent, the type which only comes around a handful of times in a generation. Now we get our first...

By Big Ben
Dealer’s Choice – Mouth Water / Pennycress / Noise Hounds

Dealer’s Choice – Mouth Water / Pennycress / Noise Hounds

I was just reminded by a lady packing her bags to head elsewhere this weekend that Saturday is Valentine’s Day and it’s not that I forgot or maybe I did but I think I thought that we were all to the point now where we agreed that it was better...

By eds.
Kat Edmonson – Robert Ellis- ACL Live 2-11-15

Kat Edmonson – Robert Ellis- ACL Live 2-11-15

Photos by Glen Brown Special thanks to Glen for helping us out last minute, and to David Hall for coordinating! Ed. Note:  In a city of that fancies itself a live rock capital of the world it’s more refreshing than a fistful of ginger to listen to some sultry jazz...

By eds.
Kishi Bashi / Guster @ House of Blues, Dallas – 2.6.15

Kishi Bashi / Guster @ House of Blues, Dallas – 2.6.15

Photos by Sean Berry Photography Ed. Note: Sometimes, you wake to find yourself awash in an ocean of riches. Some would call it an embarrassment but I find the term offensive. There’s nothing embarrassing about swimming through vast wonder, and pleasure, and gifts, seemingly plucked from the ether of time...

By Sean Berry
Blis. – Starting Fires in My Parents House

Blis. – Starting Fires in My Parents House

I used to think Commander Venus was a girl but he’s not. He’s Conor Oberst and Tim Kasher, I think? Some other dudes from some other bands, probably. I used to know for certain but my heat for the Nebraska scene has cooled considerably since I stopped having sex with...

By Charles
THE REPLACEMENTS ARE TOURING! THE REPLACEMENTS ARE TOURING!

THE REPLACEMENTS ARE TOURING! THE REPLACEMENTS ARE TOURING!

Everything old is old again but the kids don’t know just who the fuck to follow so it’s kinda like a big sweat-red, stink drunk mitzvah that The ‘Mats are taken an extended absence from not giving a shit to bring the Americas (and then overseas, some) a big steaming...

By PPM News
Mount Eerie – Sauna (in pictures)

Mount Eerie – Sauna (in pictures)

Author’s Note: I spent a lot of time at Honey Hill over the last four years. It was a home away from this rusted city where I could eat well, drink better and feel the earth under my feet. It’s where I learned the pleasures of Busch Light, the fragile...

By Charles
World’s End Girlfriend – Girls/Boys Song

World’s End Girlfriend – Girls/Boys Song

Chaotic pachinko machine Hell sprouts startling Stravinsky pizzicato. Cheap tinkling casino slots drown in vats of Chopin. Sound brilliant? Clichéd? Either way it’s engaging us, it’s sticking melodic tendrils into our nostrils and pulling us closer with a sexy/disgruntled wink. So begins World’s End Girlfriend’s electronic meditation on youth, nostalgia,...

By T. E. Nolan
Behemoth / Cannibal Corpse / Aeon / Tribulation @ The Mohawk – 1.30.15

Behemoth / Cannibal Corpse / Aeon / Tribulation @ The Mohawk – 1.30.15

Ed. Note: There’s metal and then there’s METAAAAUUUUGGGGHHHHHHLLLL!!! and sure there are a thousand and one if not dozens of genres and niches and cliques in between but let’s keep our heads easy this evening and recognize the poles as being the type of heavy leather your dope-smoked uncle might...

By Maggie Boyd
Periphery / Nothing More / Wovenwar / Thank You Scientist @ The Filmore – 1.26.15

Periphery / Nothing More / Wovenwar / Thank You Scientist @ The Filmore – 1.26.15

Ed. Note: Holy crap. Okay. How to introduce you, accurately, to this quadruple (?!?) bill of meaty beaty big and bouncing hard and heavy as all hell metal cum hardcore cum roar and wail the fetching maths as doe-eyed hopeful heartattacks? How about I just tell you the wrecking crew...

By Todd Sipes
Mini Mansions – Troubadour – 1-29-15

Mini Mansions – Troubadour – 1-29-15

Mini Mansions are definitively beyond a local LA band, but you can’t fault us Angelenos for our attempts at keeping them for ourselves. Think of these guys as an inside out super-band, whose members are already working with household names like Queens of the Stone Age, Kimbra, Brian Wilson, Arctic...

By Big Ben