In what is usually a somber and reflective week, it’s important to remember that should also include some joy and gratitude of what we still have and can achieve. For the purpose of this weekly column, that includes the experience that only live music can bring.
After completing another orbit around the sun recently, things are going reasonably well, and this good run continues with a great weekend of shows! Summer is officially here and while you might have to plan around some thunderstorms in the coming days, all the more reason to be in air-conditioned music venue having a good […]
As the likes of Governor’s Ball and Northside Festival shed weight and consequence—their focus shifting toward fun, sun, and more sponsor-sponsored coconut water than your bladder can humanly handle—an interesting (and essential) counterpoint has begun to emerge.
Ranking the year’s best albums is always a stressful process argued over many beers, and if we’re at it long enough, many whiskeys. This year, there were many whiskeys, and we ended up with a… different list than a lot of the ones you’ve been reading over the past month or so. We’re proud of […]
Thanks to Peter for covering for me last week. As mentioned, I was down in Austin for Psych Fest and had a great time (some organisational problems aside), including a genuine “I was there” moment seeing Thirteenth Floor Elevators. The next couple of weeks show some residual benefits from the festival as bands either immediately […]
I hung out with my girlfriend’s parents all weekend, so chances are I need this more than you right now. Misery does love company, however, so join me as I turn this shit to the ozone, pour something stiff, and pound my forehead off the wall. With a little luck and a lot of faith […]
Their lo-fi days are likely gone now that they are on Thrill Jockey. On first listen, Fantasy Empire sounds more traditionally metal than we’d expected, but thankfully there is no indication that they’re interested in mellowing out with their major label debut: Lightning Bolt’s sixth album and first in five years, is a fresh take […]
There’s so much to get excited about in this post. Lightning Bolt, as you may have heard, are releasing Fantasy Empire, their first album in five years, on March 23 via their new label, Thrill Jockey. To support it, the noise icons who were the last band to ever play Death By Audio will be […]
Death By Audio hosted its last ever show on the 22nd of November with the final set being played by Lightning Bolt, we have some great video from the final two nights below. As the saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone, but for some, Vice media paved paradise to put […]