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Cinema Cinema / Locktender / NY in 64 @ ABC No Rio – 4.11.15

Cinema Cinema / Locktender / NY in 64 @ ABC No Rio – 4.11.15

This day wasn’t chaos but it was force. It was volume. It was beauteous torment turned so taut as to stink of formula and, perhaps, there was something formulaic in the swelling and charges and screams and I could sit idly on my Wednesday’s child and cross reference a periodic...

By Charles
JUNGLE @ Emo’s – 4.9.15

JUNGLE @ Emo’s – 4.9.15

Photos by Tammy Perez (Truly Great Madness) Ed. Note: Sometimes, a man needs to dance hard and in the dark of his bedroom. And when he does, where does he go for his groove? Does he err on the pretty, pretty prim sheen pop his motherland cranks out like so...

By eds.
Soko @ The Bootleg

Soko @ The Bootleg

If LA provocateur Ariel Pink has a long lost female twin, then it must be Soko (nee Stephanie Sokolinski). The French singer – who first launched to fame thanks to the viral “First Kiss” video in 2014 – has the same affinity for secondhand clothes, retro synth-pop, onstage antics and...

By Natasha Aftandilians
Drive Like Jehu Reunion – Glass House Pomona – 4-8-15

Drive Like Jehu Reunion – Glass House Pomona – 4-8-15

It’s a disjointing feeling when something is so significant to you, yet completely irrelevant to the preponderance of humanity. Like a hippie whose chained themselves to the last tree in their city park, looking around wide-eyed in disbelief that the rest of the world doesn’t share their passion. When I...

By Big Ben
Dealer’s Choice – Young Indian / Girlfriends / Street Sity Surf

Dealer’s Choice – Young Indian / Girlfriends / Street Sity Surf

There was something I had to say about me but I forgot when I poured a whole bunch of whiskey into this open wound on a bet I made with the ghost of Marilyn Chambers (no one ever wins) but that’s cool because I’m kind of over me lately and...

By eds.
WATCH! Lightning Bolt Animate Unholy Chaos in “The Metal East”

WATCH! Lightning Bolt Animate Unholy Chaos in “The Metal East”

I had been down on Lightning Bolt through their last couple of releases as they treaded further and further away from the anarchic hopespring that made them one of the greatest goddamn bands on the planet into the murky, churning depths of a band overspent if not broken but then...

By PPM News
BURGERAMA FOUR! @ The Observatory – 3.28.15

BURGERAMA FOUR! @ The Observatory – 3.28.15

Ed. Note: The kids are all right, yeah. Even if we don’t want to believe it. Even if we’ll continue to grumble as the punks get shorter and infinitely more adorable with their malt-liquor stiffies and tattooed naked ladies throwing horns like its cool to be a no one in...

By Sharee Allen
Father Murphy – Croce (in pictures)

Father Murphy – Croce (in pictures)

Author’s Note: It’s been a long, long while since I’ve ridden the train after midnight, sober and sucking the gallows up like so many incidental afterthoughts of contrast and color-bled loathing, stumbling and lit up or curled in like a clown prince browning out atop a faerie queen spent on...

By Charles
Sannhet / Kayo Dot / Oneirogen @ St. Vitus – 3.27.15

Sannhet / Kayo Dot / Oneirogen @ St. Vitus – 3.27.15

There are times (more times than I care to admit) when volume is cleansing. Healing. When what your heart needs most is a wordless monolith, screaming a static squall and undulating rumble to hack away the desperate tethers that bind you to a deluded sense of communal worth and civic...

By Charles
JEFF the Brotherhood @ Troubadour – 3.27.15

JEFF the Brotherhood @ Troubadour – 3.27.15

Photos and words by Natasha Aftandilians JEFF The Brotherhood’s show at The Troubador last Friday felt like something of a celebration. The brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall just released their 8th album Wasted on the Dream on their own label Infinity Cat, after being dropped by Warner Bros. That might...

By Natasha Aftandilians
The Bright Light Social Hour @ Stubb’s – 3.27.15

The Bright Light Social Hour @ Stubb’s – 3.27.15

Ed. Note: Oh, Ms. Maggie…where on earth do you find the constitution? It’s been less than a week since SXSW tore ass through Austin and, already, you’re out and about making magic from this mortal coil of camera, art and consequence and, though we’re grateful, of course, to you for...

By Maggie Boyd