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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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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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Pissed Jeans / Latchkey Lights / Weeping Icon @ BK Bazaar – 2.24.17

Pissed Jeans / Latchkey Lights / Weeping Icon @ BK Bazaar – 2.24.17

I’ll pay good money any day of the week to have Matt Korvette yell at me and so would Joseph and that’s why we’ve committed our bones to spend an unseasonable shimmering evening out in BK at “that joint with the terrible toilets and the weird-ass mirrors everywhere” with the...

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Bambara / Stuyedeyed / Midriffs / Pink Mexico @ Alphaville – 2.18.17

Bambara / Stuyedeyed / Midriffs / Pink Mexico @ Alphaville – 2.18.17

One day, Joseph’s gonna punch me in the face for dragging him out to these surly Brooklyn gigs (Manhattan, as you may well know is a dead fuckin’ silhouette and I refuse to concede that anything off the L train is actually Queens) but for now, he’s content to get...

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Cold Cave / Drab Majesty @ St. Vitus – 1.22.17

Cold Cave / Drab Majesty @ St. Vitus – 1.22.17

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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