Live Photos

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM @ HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

"I'm literally here all week" stated LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy with his typical dry tone. "These are the jokes, folks..."

Live reviews

BEACH SLANG + DAVE HAUSE & THE MERMAID + SEE THROUGH DRESSES @ THE ECHOPLEX

Alex and his band are genuine in their songwriting, in their mission, and in their live chops, making them the sophisticated, Replacements-flavored choice for an aging crew of Vans Warped Tour die-hards that still have left-over feelings.

Live Photos

TENNIS + WILD ONES @ THE FONDA THEATRE

The Denver-based husband-and-wife duo Tennis was a live four-piece indie pop sensation at The Fonda Theatre, performing to their largest audience yet during the band’s tenure.

Live Photos

DEATH FROM ABOVE + THE BEACHES @ THE NOVO

Sebastien Grainger and Jesse Keeler played some new tunes from Outrage! Is Now while Grainger may or may not have been fucked up on Nyquil.

Interview

MARTIN REV: GO FURTHER

Martin Rev is simultaneously a link to a bygone zeitgeist and a pioneer of the present. The legacy of his work as one half of the confrontational punk act Suicide extends to the most unexpected places—R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, and countless synth-pop bands have cited them as an influence and turned them in some kind of godfather figures in American music. His music transmits his own language of protest—it's a crucial reminder and a much needed encouragement for these times, or for any times at all. Rev's Demolition 9 is available now from Atlas Realisations and Suicide's First Rehearsal Tapes reissue is out on Fri., Nov. 24, on Superior Viaduct. This interview by Christina Gubala.

Live reviews

CITIZEN + SORORITY NOISE + GREAT GRANDPA @ THE REGENT

Still, the band continues to emit an infectious bravado further enticing fans with As You Please, their third and most refined record. Known for their melodic, yet "soft grunge" sound, Citizen have truly mastered its craft and it is clearly palpable in the live show.