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Foals at the Hollywood Palladium 9-27-16

Foals at the Hollywood Palladium 9-27-16

Photos and Words by Natasha Aftandilians “Math rock” is something of a cute, albeit nerdy appellation that’s stuck to Foals’ music since they made their 2008 debut; for most of their career it seemed like an accurate label, but at the Hollywood Palladium last night, lead singer Yannis Philippakis and...

By Natasha Aftandilians
The Kills @ ACL Live – Austin, Texas, Sept. 8, 2016

The Kills @ ACL Live – Austin, Texas, Sept. 8, 2016

Photos and Words by David Brendan Hall One might assume that a duo rock act, by virtue of having fewer creative minds to reconcile, might be the swiftest sort of songwriters. Between 2003-2011, the Kills lived up to that notion, releasing four records during that span, one roughly every three...

By David Brendan Hall
Joanna Newsom @ ACL Live – Austin, Texas, Sept. 7, 2016

Joanna Newsom @ ACL Live – Austin, Texas, Sept. 7, 2016

Photos and Words by David Brendan Hall Joanna Newsom’s music isn’t the most accessible. Not everyone can vibe with the eccentric harp, and piano-based tunes laden with fairytale-esque lyrics, but her talent for spinning something superbly complex out of myriad seemingly simple elements is undeniable. During her Sept. 7th performance...

By David Brendan Hall