The New York Times called him “indie rock’s workaholic mad genius,” but L.A. RECORD finds the measure of Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth somewhere between the most subtle implications of Philip Glass’ Music In Fifths and the sudden desire for a sandwich. This interview by Drew Denny.
October 30th, 2009 · No Comments
August 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Suddenly a new super group emerged on stage, with Djin Aquarian and Billy Corgan on bass! This was “YaHoWha 33” and suddenly the calm, meditative breather from before must have recharged his chakras! Djin rocked and cooed and smiled from behind his beard like nothing I’ve seen since the Soggy Bottom Boys appeared on screen a few years back. No hippie love jam this, unless by “jams,” you meant things to Kick Out. There was rock and sweat and vitality, screaming dudes in robes, and man, I just could not believe Sky Saxon was dead, because I felt so alive!
June 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment
A look upon the Echo Curio floor Tuesday night revealed no laptops, yet where was that disembodied glockenspiel coming from? They’d sampled their own strange chime-y noises on the spot, when we weren’t looking, like magicians. Invisible jangly loops ensnared the crowd from the moment the first song’s bubbling softness jumped into its second, more rhythmic gear, and then promptly into fifth, as singer Kevin Litrow writhed, St. Vitus style, into the audience.
June 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments
It’s good to admire Kate Bush. Telepathe knows what’s up, and while they’re not ‘Wuthering Heights’ anywhere, the girls throw down a dance number in their ‘So Fine’ music video. Cross-breed Bush with Dre and a little Byrne and chop until you’ve got a whole new mutant, and that will make Melissa Livaudais and Busy Gangnes a pair of happy mother fuckers. This interview by Daiana Feuer.
May 25th, 2009 · No Comments
Gangi will be playing their final residency at Spaceland tonight so we are lifting this interview out of our archives. The vinyl version of their album A is almost out and they are already working on the follow-up Gun Show, with a title track that sounds like T. Rex and Funkadelic together in three minutes. They speak here when issues of toxic mold were much more on their minds. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
April 30th, 2009 · No Comments
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdCRcrgX080] the screamers live at target video The public demands and Cinefamily provides! A second showing of Joe Rees’ Target Video presentation (co-presented by L.A. RECORD and featuring never-before-seen-except-at-the-7:30-pm-showing clips of first-wave punk bands like the Plugz, the Suburban Lawns and many more!) has been added and will begin at 11 PM tonight! Tickets are [...]
April 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Joe Rees’ Target Video filmed just about every punk band that pushed through San Francisco as the ’70s turned into the ’80s, including such ultimate artifacts as the Cramps live at the Napa State mental hospital and Crime live at San Quentin. He will present never-before-seen clips of punk bands from all over America tonight at Cinefamily. This interview by Chris Ziegler. UPDATE: Second showing added!