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LISTEN! to the Unbroken Heart Span of Eskimeaux’s “Sparrow”

LISTEN! to the Unbroken Heart Span of Eskimeaux’s “Sparrow”

This is nice, man. Really, really nice. We don’t really get to have a lot of nice things these days because we are pretty much preternaturally predisposed to ruin everything we touch like we were raised in some sorta anti-Midal farmhouse which we TOTALLY weren’t but that’s beside the point...

By PPM News
Father John Misty @ Stubb’s – 4.24.15

Father John Misty @ Stubb’s – 4.24.15

Ed. Note: Oh, man. This friggin’ guy. The kids, they friggin’ LOVE this friggin’ guy. Padre Juan Brumoso. It’s a good name, I’m not gonna lie and the woozy folky smirk and wry bombast he delivers on I Love You, Honeybear is some full-on gopher bait (Mr. Callahan was more...

By Maggie Boyd
WATCH! Ceremony Evoke a Berryman Dream in “Your Life in France”

WATCH! Ceremony Evoke a Berryman Dream in “Your Life in France”

“There was that night that we thought John Berryman could fly / But he didn’t, so he died / She said ‘You’re pretty good with words, but words won’t save your life’ / And they didn’t, so he died” and yeah it’s crude to start a post on Ceremony quoting...

By PPM News
Sam Cohen – Cool It

Sam Cohen – Cool It

So Peter Coyote (who I always confuse with Eric Roberts who I also think is Jason Robards) was on the Leonard Lopate show the other day to promote his new biography about drugs, violence and the noisy transcendence from the culture of strange, oppressive white privilege to Zen, I think....

By Charles
Charles Bradley / Junk @ The Roxy – 4.19.15

Charles Bradley / Junk @ The Roxy – 4.19.15

Ed. Note: The Screaming Eagle of Soul is a man in demand of intimacy. He stinks of it. Sweats it. Bleeds it. Howls it from the gates of hell to the highest mount in the heaven and has since well before El Jefe and I were even so much as...

By Big Ben
The Hate My Day Jobs @ Leftfield – 4.23.15

The Hate My Day Jobs @ Leftfield – 4.23.15

Miss M. doesn’t much like anything except for Beatle boots, BabyCakes, Rwandan puppies and me (sometimes) but goddamn if she isn’t shit hot for The Hate My Day Jobs. And I can’t really say that I blame her. The band’s new jam, Mouth on Fire is that rare thunder clap...

By Charles
Faith No More @ The Warfield – 4.20.15

Faith No More @ The Warfield – 4.20.15

Hot on the heels of last night’s sold out gig (which one die hard in the audience proclaimed was “the best show [he’d] ever seen”), Faith No More didn’t skip a beat for their second night at the Warfield. Though the band hasn’t toured in five years, they greeted the...

By Todd Sipes
Coachella – Weekend 2

Coachella – Weekend 2

Photos and words by Natasha Aftandilians Coachella–what began as a festival showcasing alt-grunge bands and electronica over a decade ago has evolved into a strange gathering of disparate acts and people that’s too random to successfully pin down with a label. The last two weekends saw reunited rock legends, surprise...

By Natasha Aftandilians
WATCH! the Druggy Buggy Bended Twitch of Bichkraft’s “A4”

WATCH! the Druggy Buggy Bended Twitch of Bichkraft’s “A4”

So, the best part about the first time I did acid was when I made a bunch of dudes stand around a shitty boombox and listen to “War Ensemble” for either an hour or ten minutes or whatever until I was done. The worst part was when it was 7am...

By PPM News
Skinny Lister – Down On Deptford Broadway

Skinny Lister – Down On Deptford Broadway

Down on Deptford Broadway, the second full length from London’s Skinny Lister, hits hard with a perfect blend of catchy, rowdy pub sing-a-longs and beautiful folk ballads. Sometimes with both styles featured on the same track. Think rich folk and the sea chantey sounds of The Pogues mixed with the...

By Carlos Zerzan
LISTEN! to the Big, Bad Love Pop of Linden’s “Rest and Be Thankful”

LISTEN! to the Big, Bad Love Pop of Linden’s “Rest and Be Thankful”

You know that this shitty, gray city day needs? Scotland. From mother’s finest malts to the new swollen son of pop, _LINDEN and his righteously tilted slow dance soul jam, “Rest and Be Thankful.” It’s the title track off his (he being Joe McAlinden of too many acts to type...

By PPM News
Jimmy Whispers – Summer in Pain

Jimmy Whispers – Summer in Pain

I don’t know who the fuck Jimmy Whispers is and that’s been bugging the shit out of me lately. Well, not just lately. I’ve been crushing hard on this cracked-glass honeydew hopper since I first heard his organ-drenched heartstring fever swing way back in January and hoped against all hope...

By Charles