Posts Tagged ‘chris ziegler’

Interview

GØGGS: THERE’S NO “COME TOGETHER”

December 3rd, 2018

GØGGS is Ty Segall, Charles Mootheart, Chris Shaw and the until-now-never-discussed Michael Anderson, and together they make a post-apocalyptic kind of sci-fi punk that relocates Black Flag's bleakness to Chrome's (or Hawkwind's) alien soundscapes. Their recent Pre-Strike Sweep (out now on In The Red) is a record at the edge of overload, delivered with determination by dudes who seem totally undisturbed by the metal melting all around them. Singer Shaw—also of Ex-Cult—discusses life, punk and the way the internet turns bands into cartoons. GOGGS plays an early-ish all-ages show at the Echoplex on Wed., Dec. 5get tickets here!

Album reviews

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS: DARKNESS RAINS

October 1st, 2018

Thought I was gonna get 80s Roky, but the sound here is 80s Iggy with an adrenalin shot of 45 Grave, too. Death rock and Detroit rock—of course Death Valley Girls knew those should go together!

Interview

EARTH GIRL HELEN BROWN: I’M A COSMIC OPTIMIST

April 20th, 2018

This month In The Red will release Four Satellites, an LP collecting tracks from each of the EPs that works as a sort of fly-by survey for the Earth Girl Helen Brown universe, with incandescent inspiration from the Raincoats, Dolly Parton, Patti Smith, Sun Ra and more. It’ll show you just enough to make you wanna build a rocket ship of your own. Earth Girl Helen Brown's record release for Four Satellites is Sun., Apr. 22, at Zebulon, and the Earth Girl Helen Brown Center for Planetary Intelligence band also performs on Fri., May 4, at the Natural History Museum. This interview by Chris Ziegler.

Interview

SHANNON LAY: I’M WAILING FOR EVERYBODY!

March 1st, 2018

Living Water isn’t the first solo album by Feels guitarist Shannon Lay, but it feels like it—it’s an album and an announcement at once by a musician who’s discovered new clarity of sound and purpose. There’s something in Water that recalls the spirit of proud but lonesome private-press folk albums that stole a few days of deluxe studio time, or of writers like Terry Allen and John Prine whose best songs were lit from within by a stubborn sense of hope. (See also: classic Lisa Simpson, back when she believed in things.) She’s still a shredder and a half when she goes electric, but on Water, Lay switches to another kind of electricity—like lightning and thunder at night, hers is a sound that comes right out of the sky. She performs on Fri., Mar. 2, at the Natural History Museum. This interview by Chris Ziegler.

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TRACK PREMIERE: CHEAP TISSUE “APEMAN”

January 24th, 2018

L.A.'s Cheap Tissue play punk like they're a rock 'n' roll band, or maybe rock 'n' roll like they're a punk band—either way, it's fast, loose and loud. They're finishing off their Cretin Hop/Lolipop co-presented residency at the Echo tonight and here's a premiere to mark the grand finale: "Apeman," due out in March on their Lolipop full-length. Don't think Kinks—think Hammersmith Gorillas, and be ready for a wild one tonight.

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PLAYLIST: ONE REPORTER’S OPINION – JAN. 17, 2018 – MAD WALLS GUEST DJ SET!

January 19th, 2018

Here’s the playlist from L.A. RECORD editor Chris Ziegler‘s monthly radio show “One Reporter’s Opinion,” aired on dublab on Wed., Jan. 17, with new music from Earth Girl Helen Brown, Olivia Kaplan, Healing Gems and more … plus a guest DJ set by L.A. psychedelicists Mad Walls! Listen to the show here! The next edition of “One Reporter’s Opinion” will be at noon on Wed., Feb. 21. Send us music for consideration! Details on submitting at bottom.