Cry a little more at the sadness of death-bed boob pillows.
June 17th, 2011 · No Comments
April 18th, 2011 · No Comments
Travis Cthulhu just got a whole lot more sinister on The Cthulhus’ third CD-R release, EVAPR8. This collection of sci-fi sound poems, strung together with bedroom rock, bent electronics and musique concrète, sounds less like Wavves and more like Trout Mask Replica or early Zappa, with perhaps an assist from Bruce Haack on drum machines, which could easily be lifted from a Baldwin ’70s home organ.
February 15th, 2011 · No Comments
At the Smell, the spectacle had the effect of a crooked Tetris game. At the Alexandria, I felt like I was inside Luke Skywalker’s helmet as he took down the Death Star. It was otherworldly.
FEB. 3: FRIEND FEST 2011 w/ GEOFF GEIS + BONOSSUS AND THE GNOMEFLY + PETER PANTS + SO MANY WIZARDS + HELLER KELLER
February 1st, 2011 · No Comments
GEOFF GEIS, BONOSSUS AND THE GNOMEFLY, PETER PANTS, SO MANY WIZARDS, AND HELLER KELLER ON THURSDAY FEB. 3RD AT PEHRSPACE, 325 GLENDALE BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES. 8:00PM/ $5/ ALL AGES
December 13th, 2010 · No Comments
Tonight at Pehrspace, LA indie pop purveyors Big Whup celebrate the joint release of their first two music videos with a screening that pairs dictators with dancers and pillow fighting with glitter. Band members Drew Denny, Jenna Eyrich, Geoff Geis, Morgan Gee, and Rand Voorhies joined forces with directors Kate Gill and Matthew Chevlen for [...]
November 29th, 2010 · No Comments
With a new album on the way and a brief West Coast jaunt just under their belts, they sped through a set that must’ve been less than an hour long. They rarely stopped to talk to the audience during the show, preferring instead to rifle through their already-impressive catalog of EPs and 7-inches along with cuts from their debut and the upcoming Belong. I was already impressed with the bands’ songs, which are as bathed in intimacy and immediateness as they are in reverb.
July 30th, 2010 · No Comments
Did two stoned scenesters really co-opt the 3-D technology that was designed for Michael Jackson’s ill-fated London comeback shows in order to sell out the Smell and turn it into a full-on rave? Did we actually just go to our favorite neighborhood all-ages spot to witness the future of high-tech arena shows?
May 25th, 2010 · No Comments
The Refugee All Stars laid elements of all of those different genres out in front of us and traded instruments and microphones in a manner that seemed less choreographed and more driven by the immediate feelings of the performers, who exuded tremendous delight as they shimmied and caterwauled to an audience that was full of the spirit and ready to dance from the moment that the band walked into the Roxy.
April 28th, 2010 · 6 Comments
While the title suggests future heartache, band mastermind Nima Kazerouni makes it clear that he’s already well-versed in the spiritual vernacular of loss.
March 3rd, 2010 · 7 Comments
Make no mistake—these guys may have chosen hip hop as their genre, but hip hop is just a conduit for delivering pure, throbbing pop of the highest caliber. This show was a triumph. I have nothing but effusive things to say about Kid Infinity.