It’s already been a good week with shows by Tool and Mikal Cronin in the bag, so let’s pull things kicking and screaming into the weekend.
It’s really hard to write this right now because it sounds like someone in my building is loudly producing a bad chillwave record. It normally wouldn’t be so distracting, but their contribution to the genre is breaking up the meditative, astral groove with a tom tom drop every 15 seconds or so that sounds like […]
While it might be hard to believe, we are now halfway through the year, and in our crusty, charred corner of the music journalism world that means one thing and one thing only: It’s time to start brandishing premature, list-based proclamations like a street oracle does his cardboard countdown to the coming rapture. Sure, in […]
5) !!! at Union Pool While dance punk faded as fast you’d expect something called dance punk to fade, a few solid bands survived the fallout, including !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk), who recently announced an impromptu four-night stand at Union Pool. Saturday marks the close of that run, and is a must-see for any […]
5) Daylight, Ratking, Young Male, and More at Europa Club Featuring pop punk, art-rap, and DIY techno, this Saturday night highlight at Europa Club—which, contrary to rumors, is still alive and well—is one of the most diverse bills of the weekend, and that’s before we even get to the laundry list of local DJs/party purveyors […]
As anyone who has ever seen High on Fire live can attest, it’s a vaguely religious, albeit thoroughly pagan, experience; a medulla oblongata-snapping, Dio-horn dotted 90-plus-minute almsgiving to anti-lord and semi-savior Matt Pike, whose ageless (and shirtless) Les Paul rippage has earned the Bay Area thrashers their righteous legion of sweat-and-beer slicked apostles and the […]