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FYF 2013 Artist Spotlight: Deerhunter

FYF 2013 Artist Spotlight: Deerhunter

Imagine you have three ingredients before you:  Promethazine with Codeine cough syrup, Sprite, and a green apple flavored Jolly Rancher hard candy.  Now imagine you mix said ingredients, consume two small cups of your tranquilizing sizzurp concoction, and then blast the album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols...

By Griffen Callahan
Outside Lands 2013 – Day 3

Outside Lands 2013 – Day 3

Words by Aaron Levine, Photos by Ben Irwin Outside Lands 2013 Coverage: Outside Lands Day 1 Photos and Review Outside Lands Day 2 Photos and Review Outside Lands Day 3 Photos and Review DEAP VALLY As we approached the stage where Deap Vally was playing, my friend Bill, who knew...

By Aaron
Live Nation Concert Cash Giveaway by Hertz!!

Live Nation Concert Cash Giveaway by Hertz!!

Maybe the heat of summer burns those memories in a little deeper. The warm nights that flutter and buzz like a held note. It’s always too soon when autumn shows up to snatch us out of the clouds. Before the leaves turn I say let’s create some more memories. Let’s...

By eds.
Outside Lands 2013 – Day 2

Outside Lands 2013 – Day 2

Words and Photos by Ben Irwin Outside Lands 2013 Coverage: Outside Lands Day 1 Photos and Review Outside Lands Day 2 Photos and Review Outside Lands Day 3 Photos and Review What Outside Lands does better than any festival I’ve been to is provide so many different experiences for people...

By Big Ben
Tape Wyrm L: In Defense of Elitism

Tape Wyrm L: In Defense of Elitism

Elitism can be defined as the belief that certain persons, classes, or groups deserve favored treatment by virtue of their perceived superiority. This superiority could be connected to social status, wealth, or knowledge. Over these two years, I have become increasingly interested in the concept of elitism and how it...

By Kaptain Carbon
Download/Stream/Get Weird with the New Vex Ruffin ‘No Escape’ EP

Download/Stream/Get Weird with the New Vex Ruffin ‘No Escape’ EP

What the world needs now is a healthy dose of Filipino (via Chino) new/no/new wave proto dance cum punk like I need to do something about this hole in my head. Thank GAWD, then for the talent and generosity of Vex Ruffin (who I keep wanting to call “Ruffian” because…badass?)...

By PPM News
Medicine – To The Happy Few

Medicine – To The Happy Few

I’ve never really been fan of shoegaze. Yes, I’ve enjoyed some Jesus and Mary Chain here and there, now and then and, of course, I own Loveless but – for the most part – I find the genre to be a lackluster exercise in burdened intellectualism reserved for haute nerds...

By Charles
Outside Lands 2013 – Day 1

Outside Lands 2013 – Day 1

Words by Aaron, Pics by Ben. Outside Lands 2013 Coverage: Outside Lands Day 1 Photos and Review Outside Lands Day 2 Photos and Review Outside Lands Day 3 Photos and Review The first day of a festival is always so exciting! So many possibilities! What bands to see? What drugs...

By Aaron
Outside Lands 2013 – Hot Tips

Outside Lands 2013 – Hot Tips

Ed. Note: Entering into the second day of Outside Lands 2013, we thought it was important to share some tips and tricks on maximum festival pleasure from the inimitable OSL veteran, Rowe. Enjoy. The bands may change at Outside Lands, yet there are constants that seem to stay the same...

By rowe
Outside Lands 2013 Spotlight : The Growlers

Outside Lands 2013 Spotlight : The Growlers

Orange County’s self-described “Beach Goths,” The Growlers and their menagerie of drunken fans will be stumbling to the Sutro Stage at 3:25 on Saturday. The Growlers are well-known for their illicit recreational activities and onstage theatricality. If nothing else, their set should be a hell of a party, even with...

By eds.
Outside Lands 2013 Spotlight : Surfer Blood

Outside Lands 2013 Spotlight : Surfer Blood

If you happen to be at Outside Lands by 2:10 this afternoon—and on behalf of the unwashed masses still toiling away at work, screw you—make sure to head by the Lands End stage for Surfer Blood. Try to overlook the fact that lead singer and Florida man, John Paul Pitts,...

By eds.
Afropunk Fest adds Living Colour, Wicked Wisdom, White Mandingo, Pyyramids, Special Guests & DJs

Afropunk Fest adds Living Colour, Wicked Wisdom, White Mandingo, Pyyramids, Special Guests & DJs

Brooklyn’s AFROPUNK FESTIVAL is back for it’s 9th year and today announces that Living Colour (25th Anniversary performance), Wicked Wisdom (Jada Pinket Smith), White Mandingo’s (Murs, Darryl Jenifer [Bad Brains], Sacha Jenkins, Chuck Treece), and Pyyramids (Tim Nordwind of OK Go and Drea Smith of He Say/She Say) have all...

By Kaptain Carbon