Dan Bejar’s latest Destroyer album, Ken, sailed into 9th place in our top 25 albums of 2017 list, and deservedly so, we said: Following the bombastic and dreary Poison Season we’re happy to report that Destroyer’s Ken is a fantastic rebound. Most reminiscent of 2011’s Kaputt, Ken is yet another strange, sax-filled (and-sex-filled) journey through 80s synth-pop. Where a lesser artist would simply rehash a […]
Holy shit, we made it! I honestly didn’t think we’d survive 2017, but love has prevailed. Things we learned in 2017: Nazis still exist, the government is a sham and Hollywood is full of pervs. That’s a lot of tough shit to swallow, but it’s always darkest before the dawn, as Florence Welch so eloquently put […]
I hope you all got out there and voted this week, and now that you’ve fulfilled your civic responsibilities it’s time to have some fun. If fun means singer-songwriter, shoegaze, chillwave or some folky-indie, anyway…
Greetings! While certain events this week have painted a rather sombre reality on a time that usually brings the city together with so much fun and creativity, we have to press on and do our best with our time here. Concentrating on better news, the city finally repealed the 91-year-old cabaret law so not only […]
I really don’t have anything useful to say for an intro, but fortunately I do have five very useful recommendations for you all this weekend.
The news of the Route 91 Harvest shooting has me bummin’ big time. As you can probably tell from my posts, I’m not much of a country fan, but that doesn’t change the fact that I LOVE when any group comes together in the name of live music. To hear that a Las Vegas music […]
This weekend is mostly about established greats and not having regrets for missing out (having seen a Beatle already this week that sentiment is certainly apt). We’ve got you covered for various decades and genres this time out so hopefully there is a little for everyone.
Spoon released their ninth album, Hot Thoughts, back in March via Matador Records; a return to the label that released their debut album back in 1996. Produced by Dave Friedman, it’s the first Spoon album to not feature any acoustic guitar, the signature hooks remain but there’s an extra bounce in their step. The band have been touring pretty solidly […]
I know I’ve been a stranger lately. The truth is, between my yoga training, a trip to Croatia and 9,000 weddings, I’ve barely had a chance to chill, let alone hit the dance floor. Well now that the 200-hour certificate is in hand, my bags are unpacked and the last fitting has been completed, I’m not […]
Let’s try not to die in the heat this weekend, remember the stay hydrated and see plenty of good bands. You can even see some great outdoor shows this weekend too, so be careful out there.