Charles:

Charles was born in Eugene, but he doesn't remember it. He was raised in LA, but didn't like it. He lived in Connecticut for a while and got his ass kicked. Now he's stuck in NYC. He's been writing for most of that time and is usually thinking about girls, beer or music.

  • What I'm Listening to:

  • Bonaparte - My Horse Likes You |
  • Merchandise - Children of Desire |
  • Anthrax - Among the Living |
  • Japandroids - Celebration Rock |
  • Cavity - On the Lam |
  • DZ Deathrays - Bloodstreams |
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Recent articles written by Charles

Cold Cave / Drab Majesty @ St. Vitus – 1.22.16

Cold Cave / Drab Majesty @ St. Vitus – 1.22.16

This is how I like to think my Sundays will unfold: Wake up before 8, feeling ready. Grind some coffee and sip it listening to something erudite and empowering on the radio while I burn through the Sunday Puzzle. Go to gym. Lift. Run. Sweat. Mark personal bests and then...

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Wrekmeister Harmonies / Kayo Dot / Miserable @ Trans Pecos – 11.4.16

Wrekmeister Harmonies / Kayo Dot / Miserable @ Trans Pecos – 11.4.16

Before I go any further, you should know that my mind’s not right. Isn’t tonight and wasn’t the last five. Personal shit. Heavy truths of watching the ones you love get older while you chance the teenage dream again and it all just seems so much grayer than it did...

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Skeletonwitch / Iron Reagan / Oathbreaker / Homewrecker @ St. Vitus – 10.28.16

Skeletonwitch / Iron Reagan / Oathbreaker / Homewrecker @ St. Vitus – 10.28.16

Fuck today. No. Yeah. I mean, definitely fuck today but motherfucking fuck this week. This shit was a bad scene from the beginning and only got worse as the hours unfurled what with the discharge and contempt; the nonsensical doublespeak, the maladies and doe-eyed incompetence that just makes me want...

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Dillinger Escape Plan / O’Brother / Cult Leader / Bent Knee @ Webster Hall – 10.15.16

Dillinger Escape Plan / O’Brother / Cult Leader / Bent Knee @ Webster Hall – 10.15.16

I shouldn’t have gone to this show. Five days into a cold or flu or whatever phlegmatic shitshow I’m still enjoying this evening and deep into the dizzying twilight of the third migraine of the week, I was dizzy and hacking and weak and would’ve done a better service to...

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Birds in Row / Listener / Mercy Ties / Sun Rot @ Don Pedro’s – 10.13.16

Birds in Row / Listener / Mercy Ties / Sun Rot @ Don Pedro’s – 10.13.16

This town gets smaller every day. Sun Rot Sludge as fuck, wet crust with black hearts and glue eyes or something similarly unpleasant and appealing like the smell of a freshly picked scab. A glum trudge punctuated by electronic squealing. The name’s appropriate. Mercy Ties I’ll kind of always be...

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Self Defense Family / Jesus Piece / PAWNS / GLORY @ Brooklyn Bazaar – 9.30.16

Self Defense Family / Jesus Piece / PAWNS / GLORY @ Brooklyn Bazaar – 9.30.16

After three beers (before the first band even played) it finally clicked: Brooklyn (nee Night) Bazaar’s new Greenpoint location is the perfect spot for a devastatingly disarming 70s party scene what with the inescapable blackness contrasting tallow halogen, drab rugs and mirrors fucking everywhere. NOFX blared from some rooms, artisinal...

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The Hate My Day Jobs @ Pianos – 6.4.16

The Hate My Day Jobs @ Pianos – 6.4.16

Author’s Note: I didn’t have a real good way to celebrate America today. I jerked off, did my laundry, looked at ACs. Simple stuff which I guess is banal and liberated as anything else USA! but I would’ve liked to have gotten drunk on a roof top with hot dogs...

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Pissed Jeans / Lydia Lunch Retrovirus @ Knitting Factory (BK) – 6.24.16

Pissed Jeans / Lydia Lunch Retrovirus @ Knitting Factory (BK) – 6.24.16

Editor’s Note: Charles claims he first really learned about himself when he was sixteen-years-old, lost and ravenous in a sweat-dreadful summer that saw him getting drunk in the streets of Los Angeles, sucking dick in a park blocks from his boyhood apartment, making out with a married woman in the...

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