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Treasure Island 2013 Artist Spotlight: Major Lazer

Treasure Island 2013 Artist Spotlight: Major Lazer

It’s 6am in NYC and I am working my way through black coffee and American Spirit looking for a way to shake this pale, dry husk of man meat into a day life like blue sex lightning from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli so, of course,...

By eds.
Melt Banana – Fetch

Melt Banana – Fetch

Because I am ignorant and made optimistic by years wasted in dark corners of the internet, I imagine that Japan is a place built on raw fish, synesthetic epilepsy and squeaky schoolgirl robots who trade sex for lasers and will – one day – lay waste to us all. I...

By Charles
Local Natives – HOB Dallas – 10-8-13

Local Natives – HOB Dallas – 10-8-13

Photos by Sean Berry Photography // Words By Kelsi Williamson Out of blue mist they took to the stage of House of Blues Dallas quietly and unassumingly, folded within the bellows of an ever-increasing instrumental howl. As the melodies began to layer one on top of another, a listener may have feared...

By Sean Berry
Icona Pop – This Is…Icona Pop

Icona Pop – This Is…Icona Pop

Pop is important. Like, critical. Pop music is built to provide us, the unwashed and woefully overfed (if underpaid) masses a glorious escalator out from the muddled mores of day to day living into the pure spotlight of easy (if tragically ill-stated) human emotion. It knows sex. It knows sadness....

By Charles
Future of the Left – How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident

Future of the Left – How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident

Though I am loathe to commit this to print (or whatever you’d call this), I have to admit that I didn’t think Future of the Left’s last full length, The Plot Against Common Sense was very good at all. Sure, it had some flashes of the wonderfully irate balls-deep wink...

By Charles
Arctic Monkeys – Mini Mansions – The Wiltern – 10-1-13

Arctic Monkeys – Mini Mansions – The Wiltern – 10-1-13

Photos by Michelle Shiers Photography // Words By Ben Irwin Arctic Monkeys Mini Mansions This app for everything, immediate gratification world we live in has laid waste to global boundaries at a dizzying rate. Even so it still involves two handfuls of magic if a band from outside the lower...

By Michelle Shiers
Lil’ Bub Met Steve Albini (and all was right with the world)

Lil’ Bub Met Steve Albini (and all was right with the world)

I’d like to tell you all sorts of things about how purrfect (shut up, I’m having fun) all the players in this warm and fuzzy joy parade are but I worry that any color commentary I might provide would detract from the beauty of once renowned cantankerous crank, Steve Albini...

By PPM News
Alt-J / Lord Huron @ The House of Blues, Dallas – 9.29.13

Alt-J / Lord Huron @ The House of Blues, Dallas – 9.29.13

Editor’s Note: Sometimes we like to play Alt-J around Charles just to watch him launch into a six packed, two hour scree about “fucking white people shit” before assuring everyone in the office that Marc Jacobs is the devil on account of his button placement but that Alexander McQueen was...

By Sean Berry
Tape Wyrm LIII: Other True Norwegian Black Metal

Tape Wyrm LIII: Other True Norwegian Black Metal

Other True Norwegian Black Metal I feel that criticizing an obscure moment in metal history for being too popular is laughable. Stop 10 people on the street and 9 of them will have no idea what black metal is. Stop 10 metalheads on the same street and they will probably...

By Kaptain Carbon
Blacklisters Will Destroy (what’s left of) the USA on October 8th

Blacklisters Will Destroy (what’s left of) the USA on October 8th

Think I’m being hyperbolic? Eat a dick. Blacklisters are the shit and we tried to tell your asses all about them on a TET way back in May of last year but you just wouldn’t listen would you? You just couldn’t cough up the sense to pay homage to the...

By PPM News
Gold Panda @ The Fonda – 9.26.13

Gold Panda @ The Fonda – 9.26.13

Editor’s Note: In the spirit of sociosonic diversity and as a cheap and ready means of getting our more hermetic editors out of their deep, dank defensive shell we will – occasionally – demand they go out and experience something all but wholly unique to them. Recently, our commander in...

By Big Ben
HSY – HSY

HSY – HSY

A lot of people think that I’m a metalhead but I’m not. I used to be (a little bit) when I was a kid and I hated my parents and enshrouded myself in tears and rage and lies about SATAN! all the live long day but now I could take...

By Charles