Though singer Glenn Tilbrook had grown General Custer’s beard (which also dangled a bit like Col. Sander’s bowtie), and I wished they could have talked Paul Carrack into reprising his vocal on “Tempted,” these guys sounded exactly the same as I imagine they would have in 1982. The timeslot was perfectly 80s, too, as the sun had just set, and the polo field palm trees behind them were lit up in neon colors that matched their evening jackets, like in a Miami Vice nightclub scene. There was a little weirdness here and there from keyboards that didn’t quite fit, but if awkward keyboards aren’t the Squeeze sound, I don’t know what is.
COACHELLA DAY 2: RADIOHEAD, BLACK LIPS, FLYING LOTUS, FEIST, BUZZCOCKS, FIREHOSE, ZEDS DEAD, SQUEEZE, THUNDERCAT, THE SHINS, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
April 15th, 2012 · 6 Comments
June 8th, 2010 · No Comments
photography by Lindsay Hutchens Buzzcocks performed at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 5, 2010 on a stop during their “Another Bites” US Tour. The band played their first two classic albums “Another Music in a Different Kitchen” and “Love Bites” in their entirety along with some of their biggest hits. Original band members [...]
July 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments
By three the next afternoon, I was slumped exhausted in the back row of the Silent Movie Theater, as the last night of L.A.’s first-ever Jerry Lewis retrospective flickered to giddy life. The three hours of clips shown before the main feature were like a curated tour through a vast and quirky comic universe roughly the scope of those of James Joyce or Flann O’Brien, and (in America at least), about as little understood. The last living heir to the great line of Buster Keaton and Stan Laurel, Lewis remains problematic to American critics and I think I know why.