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VANS WARPED TOUR TICKET GIVEAWAY! (in Pomona & Ventura, CA)

VANS WARPED TOUR TICKET GIVEAWAY! (in Pomona & Ventura, CA)

The year I graduated from high school, I went to the Vans Warped Tour for the first time and let me tell you, man…that shit was 100% pure punk rock fucking bliss. I saw Blink 182, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, CIV, Rocket from the Crypt, The Deftones (who I, and...

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Tape Wyrm XLVI: Mid Year Review

Tape Wyrm XLVI: Mid Year Review

The middle of the year is important for anyone keeping track of best of the year albums. First of all, it gives people a chance to write down all of the albums that made a serious impression on them during the past six months. Secondly, it gives people a chance...

By Kaptain Carbon
No Age Release New Single, Anti-Video for “C’mon Stimmung”

No Age Release New Single, Anti-Video for “C’mon Stimmung”

A few years ago, I would have been loathe to share anything from No Age as I firmly believed their music to be the work of a bored and boring Teufel duo helming a preciously bespectacled cabal of ennui ire artists whose commitment to an anti craft just sucked the...

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Fonda – 6-9-13

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Fonda – 6-9-13

Pics and Words by Ben Irwin Sunday was the penultimate show of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ six-show residency at the Fonda Hollywood. In this type of situation one would expect all the whispers leading up to the show to revolve around which songs Tom would play that none of...

By Ben
Wires on Fire RETURN! with “Up Your Sleeve” b/w “Born Dirty to Last Forever” (Stream/Download)

Wires on Fire RETURN! with “Up Your Sleeve” b/w “Born Dirty to Last Forever” (Stream/Download)

A decade ago, in the long, long gone waste punk of Southern California, there ran a band of teenage miscreants named Wires on Fire. Hot on the gas-huffing madness of Gravity’s chaos, the meat and pickle slugs of The Jesus Lizard and the riff qua riff monster mash of the...

By eds.
Watch Young Galaxy’s Electro-Pop Apocalyptic Clip for “New Summer”

Watch Young Galaxy’s Electro-Pop Apocalyptic Clip for “New Summer”

Young Galaxy are a seemingly lovely band of Canadians who make a reasonably lovely bunch of music so it should come as no surprise that our jaws fell through our asses this morning when we caught sight of the sweeping end-times clip the band provided NPR for their new single,...

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Download Italians Do It Better’s New Compilation: After Dark 2

Download Italians Do It Better’s New Compilation: After Dark 2

Could your Tuesday morning use more sex appeal? That question’s rhetorical. Tuesdays can always be sexxxier, sleazier, disco-waifer dreamier. Thank GAWD, then, for the loving kindness of Italians Do It Better who just made their stellar new compilation, After Dark 2 (which features new tracks from Chromatics, Glass Candy and...

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Dealer’s Choice – Brahms / Two Inch Astronaut

Dealer’s Choice – Brahms / Two Inch Astronaut

Perhaps this summer I’ll only listen to the radio. I have taken a liking to Justin Timberlake’s new album, Daft Punk is hot, Queens of the Stone Age is suprising and Black Sabbath is creeping up on the horizon. I have dedicated my summer to only reading old science fiction...

By eds.
Future Bible Heroes – Partygoing

Future Bible Heroes – Partygoing

Future Bible Heroes is one of the many groups led by Magnetic Fields creator Stephen Merritt. In fact, Future Bible Heroes acts as one of the many satellites which occupies the same universe as Magnetic Fields. The 6ths, Gothic Archies, and Future Bibles Heroes share similar musicians as well as...

By Kaptain Carbon
Governors Ball 2013 – SKYY Vodka Tent Preview

Governors Ball 2013 – SKYY Vodka Tent Preview

Ah, tents. You know, in all my years of living and loving in this time of high rise heretics, I’m pretty sure I have only slept a night in one at a friend’s wedding somewhere in upstate after having partaken far too liberally of the beer truck and the fire...

By Charles
Tijuana Panthers – Record Release Show 5-31-13

Tijuana Panthers – Record Release Show 5-31-13

My body temperature is still irregular because of this show. It was the single hottest and sweatiest show I’ve covered and that kind of heat seems totally apropo for a Tijuana Panthers’ record release party. Semi Sweet might be the TJ Panthers 2nd full length but this trio has the...

By Ben
Governors Ball 2013 – Honda Stage Preview

Governors Ball 2013 – Honda Stage Preview

Another stage? Fuck yes another stage! What kind of namby pamby half-assed pass at a cheap money-grabbing NYC unter alles festival did you think this was going to be? Shit. THIS IS THE GOVERNORS BALL! AND IT’S TAKING OVER A WHOLE DAMN (more or less, of course) ISLAND! And whereas...

By Charles