Interview

PYLON: BEER, SPRINKLERS AND HEAT

Only one of the glories of Pylon is hearing how much like this current moment they were sounding back during Reagan’s first term. As for the rest of their 24-karat virtues, any even partial catalog would beggar both newsprint and patience, as well as necessity, as most are inferred below and the rest decisively demonstrated on the recent Pylon Live, a two-LP document of the band’s two farewell performances at Atlanta’s Mad Hatter Club in December, 1983 out on Henry Owing’s excellent Chunklet imprint. Other incarnations followed, with the most recent phase being the Pylon Reenactment Society, an all-star juggernaut headed by original singer Vanessa Briscoe-Hay set to level the Echo this Sunday, December 11. This interview by Ron Garmon.

Live Photos

MIIKE SNOW + MORGXN @ THE EL REY THEATRE

Instead of having one giant show with your favorite artists playing for about 30 minutes, Alt 98.7's ALTimate December 2 Remember Concert series gives fans several shows to choose from so you can have a full show with your favorite artists.

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CRX + STREETS OF LAREDO + DEAD HEAVENS @ THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM

Move aside Casablancas and Hammond, it was Nick Valensi's time to shine as he packed The Teragram Ballroom with his band CRX.

News

DJ HARVEY’S WILDEST DREAMS + CHRIS ZIEGLER (L.A. RECORD) + MORE ON THURS., DEC. 8, AT THE TOWNHOUSE VENICE!

When DJ Harvey isn't DJing, he's got his own heavyrock freak-out band Wildest Dreams, who we interviewed when their album came out. L.A. RECORD's Chris Ziegler will DJ with them, Plant Wave and more at the Townhouse in Venice—should be a good one!

Interview

PERE UBU: TO HELL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES

Pere Ubu—the noisy, contrary and confounding band founded in Cleveland in 1975—return to Los Angeles on an eight-date West Coast tour titled Coed Jail! 1975—1982, offering up the songs they played over three evenings at the Whisky A Go Go in 1979 and during the 1980 Urgh! A Music War summit at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Singer David Thomas spoke recently, refreshingly and vehemently from London. They perform on Fri., Dec. 9, at the Echo. This interview by David Cotner.

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AESOP ROCK + HOMEBOY SANDMAN @ THE GLASS HOUSE

Aesop Rockstopped by The Glass House in Pomona on his “Hey Kirby Tour” in support of his 7th studio album “The Impossible Kid” released earlier this year. Rock kicked off the show at a quick pace showing off his lyrical dexterity on “Mystery Fish." He was joined by fellow “Hail Mary Mallon” bandmate Rob Sonic and DJ Zone who stood behind his turntables dishing beats.

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