Reviews

Bleachers @ Emo’s (Sept. 19, 2017)

Bleachers @ Emo’s (Sept. 19, 2017)

Pictures and Words by David Brendan Hall “This is our first headline show in Austin!” exclaimed Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff toward the beginning of the band’s Tuesday night show at the storied Central Texas venue. “We’ve been waiting five fuckin’ years for this!” His exuberance wasn’t totally lost on the...

Review by David Brendan Hall
Fleet Foxes w_ Bedouine @ ACL Live (Austin, Texas, Aug. 17, 2017)

Fleet Foxes w_ Bedouine @ ACL Live (Austin, Texas, Aug. 17, 2017)

Pictures and Words by David Brendan Hall Gallery of Fleet Foxes w_ Bedouine by David Brendan Hall It’s got to feel somewhat surreal playing live for Fleet Foxes on this tour. Imagine taking a six-year break after releasing two of the most compelling folk albums of the past decade (2008’s...

Review by David Brendan Hall
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...

Review by Charles
Roger Waters @ AT&T Center (San Antonio, Texas, July 1, 2017)

Roger Waters @ AT&T Center (San Antonio, Texas, July 1, 2017)

Pictures and Words by David Brendan Hall Gallery of Roger Waters by David Brendan Hall It’s no secret that Roger Waters hates Donald Trump – the giant inflatable pig he flew through the Desert Trip crowd last October was emblazoned with the ireful text, “Fuck Trump and his wall.” That...

Review by David Brendan Hall
X w/ Rosie Flores – the Masquerade Atlanta – May 16, 2017

X w/ Rosie Flores – the Masquerade Atlanta – May 16, 2017

Pictures and Words by David Brendan Hall Know any of those people who love spouting that line, “Punk rock is dead”? X’s Tuesday night performance at the Masquerade in Atlanta – a stop toward the tail-end of the first leg of the influential L.A. band’s lengthy 40th (!) anniversary tour...

Review by David Brendan Hall
Pixies w/ Public Access T.V. – Stubb’s Austin – May 1, 2017

Pixies w/ Public Access T.V. – Stubb’s Austin – May 1, 2017

Pictures and Words by David Brendan Hall Before Monday night’s sold-out gig at Stubb’s BBQ, the Pixies hadn’t played the mainstay Austin venue for about 12 ½ years. When they took that stage the last time – Oct. 20, 2004, freshly united with original bassist Kim Deal in the mix...

Review by David Brendan Hall
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...

Review by Charles
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...

Review by Charles