Seeking a night full of blistering white noise for my ears to hemorrhage, I ventured to the METZ show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood.
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The bar chatted over his gentle plucking and he pulled the guitar up to the mic, still picking and looked over and told them to “Shut the fuck up! Look at me!”
November 7th, 2012 · No Comments
The show played like a dance club funeral procession celebrating the life of a macabre poet that met an untimely death.
October 15th, 2012 · No Comments
Le sigh. Another spectacular year of the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival has come and gone. After last year’s event – the 10th anniversary – I distinctly remember saying that it was probably the best edition yet. Ends up I lied … sort of. Allow me to briefly summarize the greatness of Sunday: Iggy [...]
October 14th, 2012 · No Comments
A little more than midway through the second day (Saturday) of Austin City Limits, the unthinkable happened. Rufus Wainwright played the main stage. Just kidding! The flamboyant singer-songwriter’s unique croon held up quite well on the monolithic platform. And he’s actually pretty funny without trying to be. Here’s the real story: just as Band of [...]
June 29th, 2012 · No Comments
Rhythmic euphoric drizzles from a gracious soon to be sunny sky introduced and convened fifteen thousand people together this past weekend at Oak Canyon Ranch for Lightning in a Bottle 2012. Stages, temples, sculpture, color, mandalas, lights, tents and teepees were spread across the landscape, creating a parallel planet of swirling music nature spirits senses [...]
June 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Thee Men’s Warehouse is an actual “Unit for Lease” warehouse with a stage that’s surrounded by a second-story loft/balcony, a BYOB policy and a whiskey drinking sound guy. Basically the best place to see bands if you’re cheap. Young. Or both. Down in Anaheim on Friday night, Tucson’s Resonars were touring in support their album [...]
June 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Decked out in a sparkle-studded blue suit and matching boots, Glen Campbell gave Los Angeles one final performance befitting a real rhinestone cowboy during his farewell tour at the Hollywood Bowl June 24. For most farewell tours, it’s a safe bet that the parting adjective is thrown in just to boost ticket sales, with future [...]
June 5th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Taking us on a bizarre ride back to the golden era of hip hop, the party was on from the start at “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde: Live” on May 23. Fatlip, Slimkid3, J-Sw!ft and L.A. Jay brought it hard at the sold-out Roxy show celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the most influential [...]
May 16th, 2012 · No Comments
Waterhouse has been on this planet for a mere 25 years but his homage to vintage soul feels like that of a lively octogenarian. This, indeed, was a happy nerd gathering of all things retro.