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Wilco – Star Wars

Wilco – Star Wars

I heard the 9th studio album by Wilco was a surprise release. Then I heard the band debuted the record live at the Pitchfork Music Festival to a frothing hometown crowd. Then I heard the record was called Star Wars but had nothing to do with Disney property. Needless to...

By Carlos Zerzan
Black Wing – …Is Doomed (in pictures)

Black Wing – …Is Doomed (in pictures)

Author’s Note: I spent the weekend with my favorite people. We ate and drank and laughed and smoked and bickered and bowled and drove and walked through the woods where I saw turkey and deer and bones and bloodied hawk feathers and frogs (I even caught one but I let...

By Charles
White Reaper – White Reaper Does It Again

White Reaper – White Reaper Does It Again

The sad truth about White Reaper Does It Again is that you’re going to forget it. Oh, you’ll love it at first if you have any sort of heart for pop or punk or garage or fuzzy days lost in debt to last night’s questionable cul de sac and that...

By Charles
Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy

Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy

One night, I cut myself. The next day, I was institutionalized. Twenty years later, I’m still trying to thread together the in between. I remember meeting with my music teacher because Rob snitched to him after he saw the blood on my hand and I implored him to do otherwise...

By Charles
FYF 2015 – A Retrospective

FYF 2015 – A Retrospective

The experience of covering FYF as a Los Angeles based music publication is akin to preparing a speech for your lifelong friend’s wedding. Each year of FYF exists in a vacuum but the journey of how it got to this point, the triumphs and the scars, are impossible to extricate...

By Big Ben
Slipknot / Lamb of God @ The Concord Pavilion – 8.26.15

Slipknot / Lamb of God @ The Concord Pavilion – 8.26.15

Ed. Note: Okay so, yeah. I was about to play up some sort of bullshit objectivity here because that’s…um…fun? I don’t know. What I do know is that for all my twists and tails and tasteless avant anti major underground uber alles proclivities I have never, ever, EVER been able...

By Todd Sipes