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

Bambara / Grim Streaker / Genesis Breyer P-Orridge / The Infra-Men @ Sunnyvale – 1.5.18

Bambara / Grim Streaker / Genesis Breyer P-Orridge / The Infra-Men @ Sunnyvale – 1.5.18

Jesus FUCK, this gig was a month ago? I’m a terrible, terrible internet presence. This show was a benefit for Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and offered a choice lineup (some of which I missed) of weirdos honored to pay homage to the high priest/ess of becoming. The Infra-Men Deadpan, deathtrap concrete...

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Runny / Trashy / Swilson / Nola Gras / The Last Throes / The Whores @ St. Vitus – 1.13.18

Runny / Trashy / Swilson / Nola Gras / The Last Throes / The Whores @ St. Vitus – 1.13.18

The Minutes were supposed to play this show which is why I opted to head out into the cold despite Cupcake’s protests and the clarion call of Zak Bagans’ “BRO!” screams (I am a simpleton on Saturdays) but they didn’t. Not sure why. Something to do with the logistical pitfalls...

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Mayhem / Immolation / Black Anvil @ Irving Plaza – 12.2.17

Mayhem / Immolation / Black Anvil @ Irving Plaza – 12.2.17

Prospect Park might not be the best zoo in NYC but it is certainly the most metal. I mean, seriously, that place has fucking everything. They have a Sumatran Goth Chicken and a Chinese Fanged Deer. They’ve got an existential otter and an invasive Mallardian horde. They have a goat...

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Fotocrime / Austerity Program / Body Stuff @ St. Vitus – 7.3.17

Fotocrime / Austerity Program / Body Stuff @ St. Vitus – 7.3.17

Sometimes, you need to get the squirrels out… Body Stuff I can’t tell if this band is a joke or if they are three riffs from kicking the shit out of me. I hear tell that they’re weirdos which makes sense since the one dude is all heavy-hung chug thunder...

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Snakehole / Honey / Daggering / Weeping Icon @ Silent Barn – 3.31.17

Snakehole / Honey / Daggering / Weeping Icon @ Silent Barn – 3.31.17

It’s cold and I’m wet and I’m tired so I had a bodega coffee which was a mistake because now I’m shaking and bitter and really hope I don’t need to steal a shit here at Silent Barn because there’s only one can and I like this place (though I...

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Wax Idols / Pop. 1280 / Decorum @ Brooklyn Bazaar – 3.29.17

Wax Idols / Pop. 1280 / Decorum @ Brooklyn Bazaar – 3.29.17

All I know coming into this show is that Cailtin’s kind of a bitch or maybe she’s sick but it sure is hard to find good leggings now that American Apparel’s closed. Been that kinda day. All out of time and place and just trying to make it by with...

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Cavity – After Death

Cavity – After Death

I used to work with this junkie a couple years back. He was a nice enough guy when he was sober, I guess but, more often than not, he wasn’t and when he wasn’t he was a slobbering, treacherous mess. Not one of those cinematic nightmares of after-school specials but...

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Chain Wallet / Dinowalrus / Hot Curl @ Mercury Lounge – 3.10.17

Chain Wallet / Dinowalrus / Hot Curl @ Mercury Lounge – 3.10.17

You know, I could’ve been on a hot date tonight. Some experimental prepared piano atmospheric intimacies in a basement called Subculture, then sushi and cocktails and then maybe, just maybe Kay Parker. Instead, I was deep down on the other side of the island making time with an unexpected popfest...

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