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BottleRock Napa – Day 1 – 2015

BottleRock Napa – Day 1 – 2015

Photos and words by Rowe Hosting a major music festival in Napa might seem like an odd locale for the world to convene, but wine and food have gotten on famously over the last several thousand years, so it only makes sense that music up in the warm May hills...

By Delicious
Bottle Rock 2015 Artist Spotlight – Mother Mother

Bottle Rock 2015 Artist Spotlight – Mother Mother

Mother Mother is Bottle Rock 2015’s anti-Arcade Fire. And that’s a good thing. I’m just as into Arcade Fire as any other music fan, maybe more, maybe not. Who knows, I dig them just fine, whatever. But I do think that maybe it’s time for a different group of Canadians...

By Delicious
Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man

Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man

This review is being written in the course of a beer. The last beer of six, I hear. A cold, sixteen-ounce mother hidden in the back of the fridge just waiting for some unsupervised Sunday to come along and give his hoppy malts merit and so here I am inviting...

By Charles
Mamaleek – Via Dolorosa

Mamaleek – Via Dolorosa

I feel it important to concede, first and foremost, that most people will find Mamaleek’s Via Dolorosa (which I still keep reading as “Viva Dolores” which is very much an album I would share with a certain someone some night of ire by the bitter lavish of the salt mines)...

By Charles
Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter

Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter

It’s late spring. It’s the time of year where summer is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you just want to hear some feel-good music to go along with your daily grind. Maybe you also want that feel-good music to have some edge to it. Perhaps you...

By Carlos Zerzan
Bottle Rock 2015 Artist Spotlight – The Brothers Comatose

Bottle Rock 2015 Artist Spotlight – The Brothers Comatose

Here in San Francisco everyone knows someone who’s got some sort of tech business stuff happening right now. Meetings are being made with venture capitalists in warehouse lofts, people are blogging about clouds acquiring other clouds, and the minimum-est of viable products are being made by dudes* trying to get...

By Ben
Death Grips – Jenny Death

Death Grips – Jenny Death

You want to talk about Death Grips? Sure. Why not? Fuckit. Let’s talk about Death Grips because lord knows there’s nothing else to talk about other than these insouciant actionists and their willfully convoluted narrative of filth, riches, fashion, acclaim, assholishness, suicide, resurrection, bondage, domination, cut-up Sea Org theory, synaesthetic...

By Charles
LISTEN! to Mutoid Man Get All Maximum Rock and Roll on “Reptilian Soul”

LISTEN! to Mutoid Man Get All Maximum Rock and Roll on “Reptilian Soul”

What? You wanted something clever? Fuck that noise. This is Mutoid Man and Mutoid Man come from the hardest of the hardcore freak out frenetics where they all but defined and constantly redefined a dozen brain-puzzling subgenres and, yeah, you can hear that teeth-cracking talent screaming from every bar of...

By PPM News
Fred Thomas – All Are Saved

Fred Thomas – All Are Saved

This weekend, they will bury my dog in Phoenicia. At the very least, they will scatter her ashes along the soft creek that runs behind Humminbird Lane with her should-have-been Labrador lover, Larry and her would-have-been tripedal cat nemesis, Jackie-Do. I imagine that there will be much weeping from the...

By Charles
The Replacements / Superchunk @ Festival Pier – 5.9.15

The Replacements / Superchunk @ Festival Pier – 5.9.15

Danny never thought that he would get to see the Replacements live so when he had the chance last Saturday, he saw the SHIT out of them. I mean, he watched them hard. WAY harder than I did and I thought that I had been doing a respectable job with...

By Charles
The Cavalera Conspiracy @ The Regency Ballroom – 5.3.15

The Cavalera Conspiracy @ The Regency Ballroom – 5.3.15

Ed. Note: I know Roots was a long time ago, but I will also imagine the Cavalera Brothers as two behemoths caked in ochre, howling some ancient truth to power from deep within the burning jungle. Larger than life. As inspired as they are terrifying. And I’d wager they’re okay...

By Todd Sipes
Jeff Zagers – Still / Alive

Jeff Zagers – Still / Alive

Mostly, I listen to music with my head tucked down and my chest sucked out, crammed thigh to knee with testy, sleeping strangers wishing for the day to disappear and that’s just not right, you know? Sure, there are some records that beg to be horned in with the claustrophobic...

By Charles